A Photo Travel image should express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state. Photo Travel images have no geographical limitations. Ultra close-ups which lose their identity and studio-type model shots are unacceptable. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the image, without changing the photo travel content, are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Titles are part of the story and will be read during judging. Keep them short. They should be an accurate description of the subject.
Travel Sequences consist of four to seven travel images that portray a travel experience. They should have descriptive titles on the title image. Evaluation will include sequence continuity and story impact. When submitting images each image should be labeled with: photographer's Last Name, First Name, the title of the image, and the order number (01, 02, 03, 04, 05 06, 07), jpg. Example:
Smith, John Sunrise Tahoe 01.jpg
Link to Photography Society of America, Photo Travel Definition.
Competitors can enter up to two prints for each of the competition categories. The three categories are: Color, Monochrome and Creative. Prints should be the owner's work. They may be printed by an outside source. The images can be printed on any paper or fabric. They should be no larger than 18 inches by 24 inches, including the mount or mat. Prints may be matted, but they should not be framed. Prints should be identified with a label on the reverse side in the upper left hand corner containing the title, the maker's name, the print category if appropriate and the date of the competition. Prints are "open" with no subject categories. Evaluation will be based primarily on pictorial content with the only restriction being that subject matter should not be offensive to the average adult audience.