Widely recognised by professionals and amateurs from across the UK, the prestigious photography competition aims to find the best new talent and to send the winners on a photographic commission for National Geographic Traveller destinations include Tanzania, Vietnam and Iceland.
Selected entrants will also be included as part of a global press and media campaign across the National Geographic Traveller website and exhibited at theprintspace in London, in March 2016, gaining major exposure to the creative industry. theprintspace.co.uk
Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: Were thrilled to launch our photography competition for the fifth year running. Each year the standard of entries exceeds our expectations and puts the spotlight on the shortlist, whether theyre professional or amateur. Last years grand prize winner, Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi, has just returned from a photographic commission for us in Kenyas Masai Maria.
This year we have a whole host of commissions up for grabs, from Tanzania and Vietnam to Italy, Iceland and Abu Dhabi. And having included our new categories of video, portfolio and mobile, were expecting this years competition to be our most exciting yet.
The independent judging panel consists of Carol Enquist, National Geographics photo editor and Steve Davey, professional photographer, writer and tutor. National Geographic Travellers art editor Chris Hudson will devise the shortlist and will have the final decision.
This year, we have a host of new categories to which entrants can apply:
Upload a single shot in one of four different themes: Action, Nature, People, Urban.
Send us your YouTube/Vimeo link to a 60-second edited video clip.
Entrants need to upload four shots based on a single subject.
Simply upload a single shot taken on your smartphone.
For Video, Portfolio and Mobile categories, as long as the image is travel-based, the subject matter can be anything of your choosing.
Enter here: natgeotraveller.co.uk/photo-competition-2016
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, two half-day game drives and a wildlife photography lesson from expert Paul Joynson-Hicks. carrier.co.uk fourseasons.com/serengeti
Join Tatra Photography in its new travelling hotel in Iceland for one of the most unique Aurora photography tours youll ever experience. The tutor for this seven-night workshop will be Mark Bauer, wholl help you make the most of the stunning Icelandic landscapes. Includes flights, return airport transfers and full board accommodation. tatraphotographyworkshop.com
Experience Travel Group will take you and a guest on an eight-day trip to Vietnam. This includes its signature tour of Hanoi, three nights at the luxury boutique Mvenpick Hotel Hanoi, four nights at five-star Mia Resort Nha Trang and premium economy flights with Vietnam Airlines. experiencetravelgroup.com movenpick-hotels.com mianhatrang.com vietnamairlines.com
Mobile: Abu Dhabi
Win a four-day luxury holiday for two to Abu Dhabis 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. visitabudhabi.ae anantara.com etihad.com
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, youll have plenty of time to capture the islands spectacular scenery. Includes flights from Gatwick to Naples and return transfers. inghamsitaly.co.uk