Tuesday, 18 September 2012
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER (UK) Photography Competition 2013 launch
LONDON (18 September 2012) —A year after National Geographic Traveller launched its inaugural photography competition, it's 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 the Utah Office of Tourism, Delta Air Lines and Fujifilm, this new talent search is inviting entrants to submit their best digital photographs in six categories: Action, Colour, Faces, Rural, Urban, and Wildlife.
The winner will receive a photographic commission for two to Utah in an eight-night fly-drive, taking in Zion National Park, the Park City region and Monument Valley, courtesy of The Utah Office of Tourism and Delta Air Lines. www.goutah.co.uk/photo www.delta.com
The winner will also receive a Fujifilm X-Pro-1 camera and 35mm lens worth nearly £2,000. www.fujifilm.eu/uk
Six runners up — the category winners — will receive a Fujifilm X-S1. RRP: £599.
Winning images will also be showcased in National Geographic Traveller (UK) and at The Active Travel Show (17-20 January 2013). www.theactivetravelshow.co.uk
The judging panel consists of Carol Enquist, National Geographic’s photo editor; Jonathan Briggs, editor of the British Institute of Professional Photography’s (BIPP) The Photographer magazine; Fujifilm; and Chris Hudson, National Geographic Traveller's art editor.
Chris Hudson said: “Last year's photography competition was a resounding success and set the standard with thousands of professional and amateur photographers entering from across the UK and Ireland. If I was to give one bit of advice, I'd ask entrants to ensure their submitted image accurately reflects the captured moment. I can't wait to see what our readers will submit this year.”
The closing date is the 7 December 2012 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.” www.natgeotraveller.co.uk
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