The 6th Annual Travel Agent Photo Contest

The 6th Annual Travel Agent Photo Contest

TravelAge West’s popular reader photo contest is back to award travel agent winners with cash prizes and more By: Kenneth Shapiro
<p>Becky McGuire’s photo of the Lake Havasu Balloon Festival in Arizona placed third. // © 2016 Becky McGuire</p><p>Feature image (above): Marcia...

Becky McGuire’s photo of the Lake Havasu Balloon Festival in Arizona placed third. // © 2016 Becky McGuire

Feature image (above): Marcia Dillon won an honorable mention with her photo depicting a fisherman in Myanmar. // © 2016 Marcia Dillon

2015 Winners

View last year's winning entries.

Judges’ Hint

We love photographs that inspire wanderlust and highlight the unique, insider experiences that travel agents offer.

The Details

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Deadline Extended: Dec. 5, 2016

TravelAge West has begun accepting entries for its sixth annual Reader Photo Contest. Travel agent readers are invited to submit their best original travel photography. Winners will receive cash prizes and have their photos published in an upcoming issue of TravelAge West.

“Photography has become an integral part of the travel experience,” says Kenneth Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief of TravelAge West. “We’re the only travel trade publication to host a contest, and it’s just so fun to see the great images agents take while they are out in the field.”

Editors at the magazine will consider photograph quality — composition, lighting and other aesthetic elements — as well as the subject matter and the originality of the photograph. 

The winning photograph will receive a $200 American Express gift card and will be featured on an upcoming cover of TravelAge West. Second and third place contestants will each receive $100 American Express gift cards and will be featured in an upcoming issue of TravelAge West. Honorable Mention winners will be published in a special issue, as well.

All submissions will be considered for inclusion in TravelAge West’s print, online and social media content. 

- Participants must be travel agents.

- Send the highest-resolution photograph possible.

- All entries must include a caption with the name of the destination and subjects photographed, as well as background information and any other relevant details.

- Participants must include contact information (name, address, phone number and email address), their agency name and their professional title.

- Only digital images will be accepted.

- Travel agents may submit up to five photographs total, but each photo submitted must include a caption and be entered in a separate email.

Submission Info and Deadline:
To submit a photo, readers must email photos to by Monday, Dec. 5. Write “Photo Contest” in the subject line of the email. 

TravelAge West reserves the right to use submitted photos in all formats including print content, online content, social media content, house advertisements and marketing materials. Entry in the contest does not prohibit the photographer from using submitted photographs for their own private and commercial purposes.

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