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Nat Geo Traveller Photo Competition 2017

National Geographic Traveller’s Photography Competition 2017 in partnership with CEWE PHOTOBOOK is now open for entries.

The prestigious annual photography competition aims to find the best new talent and to send the winners on a photographic commission for National Geographic Traveller — this year’s destinations include Myanmar and Iceland. Selected entrants will also be included as part of a global press and media campaign, and featured on the National Geographic Traveller website.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “It’s very exciting to be launching our sixth photography competition and providing a platform for aspiring entrants to further their careers. Photography is intrinsic to the National Geographic brand and it’s an incredible opportunity for our readers to have their images seen across the magazine and website as well as the world’s media.

“Every year, the quality of entries amazes us and we fully expect this to be the best yet, particularly given the range of categories available to enter and the incredible prizes on offer.”

The independent judging panel consists of Jael Marschner, a photographer and former photo editor at Time Out; Matty Graham, managing editor at Digital Photo Magazine; Andy Greenhouse, creative director and co-founder of Swhype; and Neil Freeman, a photographer and training manager at Nikon. National Geographic Traveller’s art editor Chris Hudson will draw up the shortlist and collate the judges votes to determine the winners.

This year, entrants have a host of categories to choose from:

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

Professional photographers – upload four shots based on the same subject/theme.

Send us your YouTube/Vimeo link to an edited clip that’s a maximum of two minutes long.

As long as the image is travel-based, the subject matter can be anything of your choosing.

Enter here:

The Prizes

Grand-prize winner: Myanmar
Win a 15-night holiday for two to Myanmar and experience Rickshaw Travel’s newest bite-sized trips, which combine famous highlights with hidden gems. Enjoy a cuppa in a misty hillside tea plantation, explore Bagan’s famous temples by bike and experience rural village life on Inle Lake. The prize includes international flights, transport, accommodation with breakfast, and all excursions.

Portfolio: Iceland
Join Tatra Photography in its new ‘travelling hotel’, based at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, for an Aurora photography tour. The tutor for this workshop will be Mark Bauer, who’ll help you make the most of the Icelandic landscapes. Includes return flights, airport transfers, six nights’ full-board accommodation, plus a seven-day photography course.

Single-shot: Manfrotto tripod for each theme
Featuring twist locks for easy opening and closure, the Manfrotto 190 Go! is the lightest and most compact in the 190 range. The 90-degree column can be easily raised and, coupled with four leg angles, it enables you to get low down like no other.

Video: Apple iPad Mini 2
A 32GB tablet with a 7.9” screen.


The closing date is 9 December 2016 at 11.59pm GMT.

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National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from National Geographic Partners LLC in Washington, D.C. It was launched in December 2010 and is one of 16 local-language editions. The magazine is also available in Australia, China, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Latin America, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia and Spain. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives.

About National Geographic Travel (USA)
National Geographic Travel creates authentic, meaningful and engaging travel experiences through National Geographic Traveler magazine; National Geographic Expeditions; National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World; digital travel content; travel books; maps; and travel photography programmes. National Geographic Traveler (six issues per year) has 16 international editions. National Geographic Expeditions, the travel programme of the Society, offers a variety of unique travel experiences led by top experts to more than 80 destinations across all seven continents. National Geographic Travel books bring readers curated travel advice, photography and insider tips.

About National Geographic Partners LLC
National Geographic Partners LLC, a joint venture between National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox, combines National Geographic television channels with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic Studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, location-based entertainment, archival sales, catalog, licensing and e-commerce businesses. A portion of the proceeds from National Geographic Partners LLC will be used to fund science, exploration, conservation and education through significant on-going contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.

A CEWE PHOTOBOOK is for life’s best moments. CEWE is passionate about presenting customers with the highest quality photo books, bringing their personal photographs and precious memories to life in a timeless style. Creating a CEWE PHOTOBOOK is the perfect way to relive those special moments and treasure the photos that really matter.


For editorial enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7253 9906

Pat Riddell, Editor
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Maria Pieri, Editorial Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Matthew Jackson, Managing Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009

Anthony Leyens, CEO
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009

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