Whether we‘re climbing the Alps, gawking at skyscrapers from a bustling urban sidewalk, or taking the family camping for the weekend, as photographers we innately share an impulse to capture the sights encountered on our travels.
The Lightroom team has been inspired by their own travel and by travel photographs shared all around the Web, and want to celebrate travel photography with the launch of our Around the World with Adobe Lightroom Photo Contest! Beginning today, July 19, through August 23, participants can share their travel photos on our Facebook application for the chance to win a photo expedition to Chiang Mai, Thailand with photographer and photojournalist Steve McCurry. Known for his world-famous National Geographic photograph Afghan Girl, McCurry is recognized for his ability to capture the human condition around the world with photographs.
After the photo submission phase, a panel of judges, including Steve McCurry, will select their top 5 favorite photographs, judged on originality, creativity and overall quality.
Starting on Aug. 27, we’ll ask our community to vote for their favorite travel photograph among our 5 finalists. Participants can vote for one photograph per day throughout the weeklong voting period. The Contest Judges will then evaluate the scores and choose a winner.
We’ll announce the winner, who will earn a photo expedition to Chiang Mai, Thailand, on September 7! The 5 finalists will win a $100 Blurb gift certificate for a photo book, and a Mountainsmith Borealis AT Daypack to keep their camera protected and secure on their next expedition.
Visit our Facebook page to enter your photograph for a chance to win, and see Lightroom users’ inspirational travel photographs from around the world! Check out the Contest Rules page to make sure you qualify for the contest. We are also featuring 15 new videos on our YouTube channel focused on tips for using Lightroom 4 to import, organize and process your travel photographs.
Stay tuned on our blog for more travel photography inspiration. In the coming weeks, Lightroom team members will share their experiences with travel photography and share photographs from their recent trips.
We can’t wait to see your photographs!
NO ADDITIONAL PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on 8/23/2012. Open only to legal residents, age eighteen (18) years (or age of majority, whichever older) of the 50 United State, the District of Columbia, United Kingdom, Germany, or Canada (excluding Quebec), who are connected to (“Like”) the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Page on Facebook and owned or had access to the Internet and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software as of 7/12/2012. Void in Quebec, Canada, outside the US, UK, DE, CA, and otherwise where prohibited, restricted, or taxed by law. Sponsor: Adobe Systems Incorporated, San Jose, CA. For Official Rules, odds and prize descriptions, visit: http://bit.ly/Ns3lCA.