LONDON (5 September 2018)National Geographic Traveller’s Photography Competition 2019, in assocation with CEWE PHOTOWORLD, has opened for entry.

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

Chris Hudson, art director of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “This year we’ve introduced a new category and expanded another, in the hope that we receive even better entries than last year. As always, we want to see photography that connects and tells a great story, inspires our readers to travel the globe, and uphold the traditions of National Geographic in being technically brilliant and unique.”

The Grand-prize winner will head to the Tatra Mountains of Slovakia to master their skills in landscape techniques and photography filtration; the Portfolio winner and a guest will win a trip to Chamonix; and the Category winners will receive a Manfrotto tripod. Selected entrants will also be included as part of a global press and media campaign, and featured on the National Geographic Traveller website.

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

A single shot on one of four different themes: Cities, Food, Nature, People.

For professional photographers – Up to 10 shots must be submitted based on the same subject/theme.

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

Entries should be submitted by 9 December.
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The Prizes

Grand-prize winner: Slovakia Lakes and Mountains
The grand-prize winner will join Tatra Photography in the Tatra Mountains of Slovakia for a masterclass in landscape techniques and photography filtration. Supported by Lee Filters, whose high-quality polarisers and filters will be available throughout the trip, the workshop will be led by award-winning tutor Justin Minns, visiting the best locations in this spectacularly wild corner of Europe. Through careful research, Tatra has organised the ideal itinerary to make the most of the rugged, pristine beauty at all times of day, as well as a masterclass in the likes of composition, shutter speeds and apertures.

Portfolio: French Alps
The portfolio winner and a guest will jet off to Chamonix for a seven-night escape amid the picture-perfect peaks of the French Alps, courtesy of lakes and mountains specialists, Inghams. From hiking and biking to rock climbing and canyoning, the prize offers plenty of inspiration for your next portfolio.

Single-shot: Manfrotto tripod
Winners of each category will receive a Manfrotto Befree Advanced Aluminium Travel Tripod worth £175. It has three independent ergonomic controls and a side pull selector for a quick and easy setup.

The closing date is 9 December 2018 at 11.59pm GMT.

CEWE PHOTOWORLD is the Photography Partner for National Geographic Traveller (UK) for 2018-2019.

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