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Nat Geo Traveller Photo Competition 2018

they must capture curiosity, tell a story and inspire readers to explore

National Geographic Traveller’s Photography Competition 2018, in association with Billingham, is now open for entries.

In a bid to find the best talent, this prestigious annual competition invites photographers and videographers of all levels, from across the UK and Ireland, to submit their travel images or videos taken in the past year in one of six diverse categories.

The Grand-prize winner will be sent on a wild bear photography trip to the Carpathian Mountains; the Portfolio winner will experience a twin-centre break in Qatar; and the Single-shot and Video winners will receive a Billingham bag. 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: “We’re looking for images that have National Geographic Traveller’s defining characteristics – they must capture curiosity, tell a story and inspire readers to explore. This is an incredible opportunity for new talent to win a commission and be published in one of the world’s best travel magazines.”

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

A single shot on one of four different themes: Action, Nature, People, Urban.

For professional photographers – four shots must be submitted based on the same subject/theme.

A 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.

Entries should be submitted by 9 December.

Enter here:

The Prizes

Grand-prize winner: Carpathian Mountains
Win a six-night wildlife photography adventure worth nearly £2k with Tatra Photography, who has exclusive use of hides in the Carpathian Mountains. Photograph wild brown bears, wolves, lynx, deer, wild boar, raptors and woodpeckers. Professional wildlife photography tutor Ben Hall will provide tutorial and feedback sessions. The prize includes return flights, all transport, six nights half-board, 12 photography sessions (around five hours each) and professional tuition. Lenses for Hire will also provide free 300mm-500mm lens hire — which usually costs £4k — during the entire workshop.

Portfolio: Qatar twin-centre
The winner and a guest will receive three nights in at the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel, B&B, and three nights at Banana Island Resort by Anantara, B&B. Also included is a boat to and from Banana Island and flights with Qatar Airways.

Single-shot & video: Billingham bag
Winners for each of the above categories will receive a Billingham Hadley One bag worth £265. Made in England, the bag is purpose-built to carry a laptop along with a full camera kit as well as various personal items. It features water-resistant canvas, top grain vegetable-tanned leather and solid, durable brass fittings.


The Sponsor

Camera bags, travel bags and laptop bags made in England since 1973 with storm-proof canvas, brass and real leather details.


The closing date is 9 December 2017 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. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine was launched in December 2010, and is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives.

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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 9909

Anthony Leyens, CEO
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9909

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