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World in focus, the ultimate travel photography contest.
Posted on 17th July 2008 by Lucia Demarchi

National Geographic Traveler and Photo District News are seeking the best travel photographs for their annual World In Focus contests.

There are prizes for both professionals and amateurs.

For professionals: The Grand Prize winner will receive free tuition for a 6-day professional photography workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one Nikon D-80 Digital SLR, an Expedition tripod and head, a NG5737 backpack, and a PDN PhotoServe portfolio. Category winners (travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, spontaneous moments, and photo essay) will each receive one D-60 kit, a Tundra photo/video tripod, a NG2475 shoulder bag, and a PDN PhotoPlus Expo Gold Pass. Fees are $35 per entry.

For amateurs: The Grand Prize winner will receive a 15-day trip for two to Antarctica aboard the National Geographic Endeavour. The runner-up will receive a trip to the Cliffs Preserve in Patagonia, Chile; 3rd Prize includes a cruise for two on a Maine Windjammer schooner; 4th Prize includes and a seven-day photography workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico. Fees are $12 per entry.

Select winning images from both contests will be displayed at the PDN PhotoPlus Expo October 23-35. Winning amateur images will be featured in the January/February edition of National Geographic Traveler, and winning professional images will be featured in a winners gallery in PDN's February 2009 issue, online at pdnonline.com.

Entry deadlines: August 21, 2008; or September 8 with $10 late fee.

For more information, and to enter, visit www.worldinfocuscontest.com .