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Travel Photography Competition 2014

The grand-prize winner will win a place on Quark Expeditions’ 13-day Epic High Arctic voyage, worth over £7,000

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER (UK) — Photography Competition 2014 launch

LONDON (14 October 2013) — National Geographic Traveller is back on the lookout for the next
generation of travel photographers.

As a leader in breathtaking and you-are-there photography from across the world, National Geographic Traveller is inviting UK photographers to send in their vision of the world. In association with Quark Expeditions, this new talent search is inviting entrants to submit their best digital photographs in six categories: Action, City, Iconic, Modern, Natural, and People.

The grand-prize winner will win a place on Quark Expeditions’ 13-day Epic High Arctic voyage, worth over £7,000. This incredible itinerary follows a truly grandiose route aboard Sea Explorer through Canada’s High Arctic, visiting some of the country’s most remote historic sites, and settlements from 4,000-year-old cultures, as well the Akpatok and Monumental Islands for the chance to spot walruses and polar bears. In the evening, you can retire to your suite, relax in the library or meet your fellow travellers at the bar on Quark’s intimate, luxurious, all-suite ship.

Six runners up — the category winners — will each receive a year’s subscription to National Geographic Traveller (UK).

The independent judging panel consists of Carol Enquist, National Geographic’s photo editor; Paul Goldstein, a wildlife photographer and regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller (UK); and travel photographer Richard James Taylor. National Geographic Traveller (UK)’s art editor Chris Hudson will decide on the shortlist and will have the final decision on the winner.

Chris Hudson said: “As we head into the third year of our popular annual photography competition, the quality just gets higher and higher. If I was to give one bit of advice, I'd ask entrants to think about how your submitted image captures the viewer and to ensure it accurately reflects the moment. I can't wait to see what our readers will submit this year.”

The closing date is the 9 December 2013 at 17:00 GMT.

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National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by Absolute Publishing Ltd (APL), from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. It became the 15th local-language edition when it was launched in December 2010. The magazine is also available in China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Latin America, Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives, all focused on the brand’s theme “All Travel, All the Time.”

National Geographic Traveler (USA) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, created in 1984. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel and stresses inquisitive, not acquisitive, trips. It employs storytelling and outstanding photography to inspire readers to pick up and go, eschewing fashion and fluff in favour of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips.

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