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July 19, 2012 /Lightroom /

Around the World with Lightroom Photo Contest

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:



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  • By Peter Von Adamovich - 10:54 AM on July 19, 2012  

    Unfortunately only for “first world”… Just because i’ll won this contest with my amazing photos ! LOL

  • By Rish - 2:06 PM on July 19, 2012  

    Seriously? Only open to the residents of the United States? Don’t people other than those living in the US buy your products? This is disappointing.

  • By sey rosen - 12:30 AM on July 20, 2012  

    why not for all?!?!?!

  • By Asmund - 2:19 PM on July 20, 2012  

    Hard to believe … just a few countries … why do you bother …

  • By Ahmed - 7:18 PM on July 21, 2012  


  • By Mr Geburt - 12:59 PM on July 27, 2012  

    I’m a newbie to photography and Lightroom. Thus, I won’t submit my photographies since I’ve seen those of others and they are amazing (e.g. the one from Sharad in Bejing – amazing!). Just wanted to send congrats for such a great product and this nice “around the world” contest. Cheers, Geburt

  • By Thomas - 9:57 AM on July 30, 2012  

    Warum nur bei Facebook, warum nicht auch auf G+, etc.

    Why only on Facebook, why not also on G +, etc.

    Regards Thomas

  • By Guenter - 12:34 PM on August 7, 2012  

    Lightroom is a truly amazing product. Whenever I return from my picture excursions, I can’t wait to review my results.

    Having glanced through some of the submissions, I am very impressed. I still need to learn a lot before I can take part in this contest.



  • By Sondra - 8:14 AM on August 13, 2012  

    There is something very wrong with submissions to contest. No update since Friday last, cannot submit any photo now, upload not working either. Help, I have many more wonderful photos to submit
    Monday 08/13/12

    • By Pete Green - 2:29 PM on August 14, 2012  

      Did this get resolved Sondra?
      Can you upload now?

      Some folks have had success by using a different browser to upload the images if one browser is having trouble.
      Also, the images that are uploaded will not show right away, they must go through an approval process before they will display on the main page of images.

      Good luck!

  • By Sondra - 8:17 AM on August 13, 2012  

    There is something wrong with the facebook page for the contest. Cannot do uploads of photos, not updated since Friday. Today, 8/13/12.

  • By Wallpapers - 9:52 PM on October 12, 2012  

    Lightroom is a truly amazing product. that is a must have for all photographers.

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