The N&Os annual travel photo contest is here. Until Dec. 13 at 11:59 p.m., well accept entries in three categories: Scenery, Smartphone and North Carolina. Winning entries will be published in the Jan. 5 Arts & Living section!
How it works
Enter your image in the appropriate category. One entry per person. Once the voting begins, send a link to your photo to all your friends via Facebook, Twitter, email, etc., and have them vote. The image with the most votes overall will be the Readers Choice for the contest. The News & Observers panel of judges will choose the top photo in each category and a Best Overall.
Voting will start on Dec. 15 and go through Dec. 27 at 5 p.m.
The top photo in each category (as chosen by the judges) will win a coffee-table book. The Best Overall will win a $50 Visa gift card. The Readers Choice will win a $25 Visa gift card.
Photographers: The contest is open to amateur photographers from The News & Observers readership area. Winners of the 2012 contest may not enter. Only one entry per person is allowed (not one per category).
Contest year: Photos must have been taken between Dec. 31, 2012, and Dec. 13, 2013.
Images: Photos can be color or black and white. Photos must accurately represent the subject; no digital manipulation is allowed, though filters in the Smartphone category are acceptable. Images must be submitted electronically through triangle.com/contests. Images should be 200 DPI files that are 10 inches wide or 10 inches deep. (Entries will not be accepted via mail or email.)
Details: Your registration information (name, address and phone number) will not be posted on the website. Only your user name will appear. In the description, tell us the location and date of the photo and how you happened to take it. You have up to 50 words.
Scenery: Photos can be taken anywhere in the world.
Smartphone: Photo must be taken with a smartphone camera and can be shot anywhere in the world.
North Carolina: Photos can be taken anywhere in the state.
Readers Choice: After the submission period ends, youll be able to vote on your favorites.