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March Photo Contest: Travel

To celebrate our new travel blog, we’re looking for your best photos of far-off places.

Last month, launched Great Getaways, our new travel blog, to give Washington jet-setters a one-click resource for the latest travel news, tips, getaway deals, and more. In the spirit of vacations—we’re already pining for the summer sun—this month’s photo contest is all about travel.

The sky’s the limit in terms of subjects—a Hawaiian sunset, Mexican ruins, Tibetan mountains. Just make sure you send your most creative images. While snapshots of your smiling kids at the beach are fine, what we really want to see are artfully composed photographs that capture the spirit of a far-off place. Get creative—surprise us.

Here’s how the contest works: Send submissions by noon on Friday, March 19, and our judges will pick the best to advance to the reader-voting round. Then we’ll open it up to you to select a favorite. The winner will be published in the May issue of The Washingtonian.

Photos—one per e-mail—should be sent to Be sure to include the photographer’s name, phone number, e-mail address, and place of residence, along with a sentence or two about the photo and where it was taken and explaining why it fits the theme. Photos should be 300 dpi and at least four by six inches. And remember, the photographer must be from the Washington area, which includes the Maryland and Virginia suburbs.

Happy trails, and good luck!

Need inspiration? Check out our gallery of past winners here.  

Our policy on photo rights: The photographer retains the copyright. However, because the photographer has submitted his or her photo to the contest, the magazine has the right to print the winning photograph in the current issue of the magazine and online as well as in any future issues as long as usage is related to the photo contest. The magazine also has the right to use the finalists online in relation to the photo contest.

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