Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013 – win prizes worth over $4000!

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Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013

Good news for everyone who participated and won any of our weekly Travel Photography Competitions in 2013! This year Hitch-Hikers Handbook has teamed up with seven wonderful sponsors who provided really interesting prizes with the total value of $4052.

The first prize gold winner will go on a short holiday (for 2 people) to La Francesca Resort in Italy (value 300€), located along the Ligurian Eastern Riviera and facing the sea of the Cinque Terre National Park. On top of that he/she will be offered the chance to create a professional online portfolio with Clickbooq ($288) and will receive a wonderful limited edition photo-book ($99) that includes the 220 best photographs gathered by 1x.com. That’s not the end! After the Competition, the lucky winner will also have an exclusive interview, here at hitchhikershandbook.com and will be able to showcase their work to a larger audience.

This year we have also thought about the runners-up, since the quality of the photos we receive never ceases to amaze us and we believe that all of you deserve the chance to bring your photography to the next level. Therefore the silver prize runners-up will get a 1 year free professional portfolio subscription with OtherPeoplesPixels, Allyou, Big Folio and PortfolioLounge and receive the wonderful and inspirational photo-books by 1x.com. The bronze prize runners-up will be able to create their professional portfolios with PortfolioLounge.

Sounds good? Let’s look at the details:

Who can participate?

The first prize winner and the runners-up will be selected by voting from among all the photos that won any of the weekly editions of our Travel Photography Competition in 2013. You can see the full list of entrants here (weeks 28-73).

If your photo has won more that one edition of our competition, that theoretically gives you more chances of winning, although the prizes are not cumulative – you can only win one type of prize (golden, silver or bronze). That’s because we want to award as many of you as possible. We feel you all deserve it for your passion, talent and hard work! :)

If you haven’t made it into this year’s crème de la crème, don’t worry. The competition continues and every week you have the chance to win by sharing your travel shots with us. If you win any of the weekly tournaments, you will automatically participate in our Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2014 next year!

How does the voting work?

Everyone can vote for their favourite photos both on our blog and on Facebook. You are allowed to vote on both platforms and the votes will be added together. Voting closes on May 18th, 2014 at 16:59 CET.

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  • You can vote for your favourite picture here.
  • To vote – click on the picture, enter your email address and press “send”.
  • You can cast only one vote!

 

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  • Vote by pressing the “like” button under your favourite photo in our Competition Album.
  • There is no limit to the amount of photos you can vote for
  • If you are one of the competition entrants, you are allowed to share your photo and ask your friends to vote for it.
  • Only votes received under the photos in our Competition Album count.

More about the prizes and sponsors

Gold Prize

The gold prize for the first winner consists of 4 parts:

1) Three day’s stay for 2 people at La Francesca resort in Italy (value 300€)

La Francesca Resort - drawing. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013The Resort is situated along the Ligurian Eastern Riviera, in a 15 hectares’ protected area rich in pine-trees and Mediterranean maquis (an average of 800 sq.m. for each guest and a sea coast of 1 km), facing the sea of the Cinque Terre.

The 55 villas and apartments, all overlooking the sea, are the ideal place for a holiday immersed in nature.

Bird and sea-watching, trekking and hiking, biking; diving in the tirrenian sea; from autumn to spring cooking courses and wine tasting tours; and you can reach great art cities (Genoa, Pisa, Lucca, Florence) in less than 2 hours.

The resort provides many holiday facilities, such as a swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, football and volleyball pitches, bowling, minigolf and table tennis facilities. There is also a large play area for children.

You and your partner will have the chance to stay there from 1st October 2014 to 31st March 2015 in apartment type A.

This wonderful prize is provided by La Francesca Resort.

La Francesca Resort - logo. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013.
19011 Bonassola (SP)
tel. (39)0187-813911  fax (39)0187-8139108
Central Office: via San Marco 24 – 20121 Milan
tel. (39)02.6575639  fax 6599301
 

2) Professional Online Portfolio with Clickbooq for 1 year (value $288)

Clickbooq - screenshot. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013Clickbooq provides a turnkey solution for photographers and other visual professionals to create a one-of-a-kind websites they can be updated anytime, without any technical know-how. Using clickbooq’s web-based application, you can build a full-featured website quickly and easily that works to promote your business.

Some of the most interesting features of portfolios offered by Clickbook include a professional fast-loading and easy to navigate design (also Apple and Android optimised); search engine optimisation; video integration; shopping cart, social media tools, background music player and more…

clickbooq - logo. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013Learn more by watching a video.

This wonderful prize is provided by Clickbooq.

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3) ‘Passion’ & ‘No Words’ photo books from 1x.com (value $99)

1x - books content. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013Limited edition 1x photo books, printed on top quality paper with advanced stochastic printing. One is packed with passion and the other one will leave you speechless. Each book includes 220 of 1x’s best photographs and with these books they really show their passion for photography. It is the perfect source of inspiration! Check out some of the stunning images you can find inside.

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This wonderful prize is provided by 1x.com.

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Silver Prize - 1st runner up

1)  Professional Online Portfolio Standard Plan with OtherPeoplesPixels for 1 year (value $192)

OPP screenshot. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013OtherPeoplesPixels is designed especially for artists by artists. Getting your OPP portfolio website is easy, stress-free, and our clean & simple designs let your artwork take the foreground.

Some of the most exciting features of the portfolios offered by OPP include your own domain and email address, easy to use control panel, unique and customisable themes, embedding video and sound, social media integration, SEO, tracking your visitors, unlimited support and the possibility to sell your artwork.

OPP_logotype_2013. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013.

This wonderful prize is provided by OtherPeoplesPixels.

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2) ‘Passion’ & ‘No Words’ photo books from 1x.com (value $99).

Silver Prize - 2nd runner up

1)  Professional Online Portfolio Titanium Plan with Allyou for 1 year (value $180)

All You - screenshot. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013ALLYOU enables everyone to set up a personal website in just a few clicks with stunning results. You don’t have to waste your time on expensive programmers or complicated interfaces. You can be your own web designer and start showcasing yourself!

Some of the most interesting features of the portfolios offered by Allyou include drag-and-drop editing options, full customisation (fonts, styles & content elements), your own domain, 1000 free fonts, SEO and third party integration (Vimeo, Youtube, Soundcloud, Issuu).All You - logo. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013

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This wonderful prize is provided by Allyou.

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2) ‘Passion’ & ‘No Words’ photo books from 1x.com (value $99).

Silver Prize – 3rd runner up

1) Professional Online Portfolio ‘RUBIX Website Solution’ with Big Folio for 1 year (value $108)

BigFolio - screenshot. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013RUBIX is more than just a website, it’s a custom site platform. With unprecedented layout control and SEO tools, RUBIX allows you to create a stunning site to show off your work, rank higher, and get noticed.

Some of the most interesting features of this website package include HTML, Full page/gallery level SEO controls, 4GB of storage, 50 GB of monthly data transfer, Unlimited pages & galleries, Mobile site, music player, Pinterest integration in galleries, video embedding.Big Folio - logo. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013

This wonderful prize is provided by Big Folio.

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2) ‘Passion’ & ‘No Words’ photo books from 1x.com (value $99).

Silver Prize – 4th runner up

1) Professional Online Pro Membership with PortfolioLounge for 1 year (value $95)

Portfolio Lounge - screenshot. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013PortfolioLounge offers diverse categories to fit the needs of every type of artist. With a portfolio from PortfolioLounge, you can reach a wider audience, get valuable feedback on your work and create a name for yourself, all without worrying about coding, hosting, search engine optimization or any of the other headaches commonly associated with creating an outstanding online portfolio that showcases your work. With a portfolio hosted by PortfolioLounge, you can make sure your stunning creations are given an equally stunning online setting.Portfolio Lounge - logo. Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013

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This wonderful prize is provided by PortfolioLounge.

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2) ‘Passion’ & ‘No Words’ photo books from 1x.com (value $99).

Bronze prize x 24

Twenty-four other runners up will also receive Professional Online Pro Membership with PortfolioLounge for 1 year (value $95; description above), but without a book.

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By participating in the Travel Photography Competition of the Year 2013 you accept the Terms & Conditions. You can opt-out from taking part by contacting us directly.

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