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Photography Competition 2016

Do you dream of shooting for the UK’s best-loved travel magazine?

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National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2016 Final Call For Entries

LONDON (2 December 2015) — Do you dream of shooting for the UK’s best-loved travel magazine? National Geographic Traveller’s annual Photography Competition aims to find the best new talent and send winners on an amazing photographic commission to destinations including Tanzania, Vietnam and Iceland. With the deadline – 13 December – looming, this is a final call for entries to all photographers from amateur, to mobile, to professional.

Selected entrants will be included in a global press and media campaign and have their work exhibited at London’s theprintspace in March 2016, ensuring major exposure to the creative industry.

This year, the categories include:

Upload a single shot in one of four themes: Action, Nature, People, Urban.

NEW: Video
Send us your YouTube/Vimeo link to a 60-second video clip.

NEW: Portfolio
Upload four shots based on a single subject.

NEW: Mobile
Upload a single shot taken on a smartphone.

(For the Video, Portfolio and Mobile categories, as long as the image is travel-based, the subject matter can be of the photographer’s choosing.)

Enter here:

The Prizes

Grand prize-winner: Tanzania
Win an exclusive stay in the heart of the Serengeti for two people, courtesy of luxury travel specialist Carrier and Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. Includes return flights from London for two adults, five nights’ full-board accommodation, two half-day game drives and a wildlife photography lesson from expert Paul Joynson-Hicks.

Photography: Iceland
Join Tatra Photography in its new ‘travelling hotel’ in Iceland for one of the most unique aurora photography tours you’ll ever experience. The tutor for this seven-night workshop will be Mark Bauer, who’ll help you make the most of the stunning Icelandic landscapes. Includes flights, return airport transfers and full-board accommodation.

Portfolio: Vietnam
Experience Travel Group will take you and a guest on an eight-day trip to Vietnam. It includes its signature tour of Hanoi, three nights at the luxury boutique Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi, four nights at five-star Mia Resort Nha Trang and premium economy flights with Vietnam Airlines.

Mobile: Abu Dhabi
Win a four-day luxury holiday for two to Abu Dhabi’s Sir Bani Yas Island, courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas. Includes flights with Etihad Airways and three nights’ half-board accommodation.

Video: Italy
Inghams Italy will take you and a guest for three nights to the volcanic island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples. Staying on a B&B basis in the five-star Hotel Excelsior Terme, you’ll have plenty of time to capture the island’s spectacular scenery. Includes flights from Gatwick to Naples and return transfers.

The independent judging panel consists of Alastair Jolly, European brand ambassador at SmugMug; Steve Davey, freelance travel photographer/writer; Carol Enquist, senior photo editor, National Geographic Traveler (US); and Swhype co-founder Andy Greenhouse. Chris Hudson, National Geographic Traveller (UK)’s art editor, will decide the shortlist and will have the final decision on
the winner.

The closing date is 13 December 2015 at 11.59pm GMT.

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National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC. 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.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest non-profit scientific and educational organisations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in English and 33 local-language editions, is read by more than 40 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 370 million households in 34 languages in 168 countries. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 15 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 9,600 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geography literacy. For more information, visit


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