Photo contest

If you have ever taken an incredible photo that could be in National Geographic?

Well, we’re not exactly National Geographic, but we’re close enough. Submit to the Souvenirs photo contest for a chance to be on the front page cover of Souvenirs’ spring print issue!

The deadline to submit to the spring 2018 photo contest is has passed. Check back in late summer for details about the fall 2018 issue. 

How it works

Submit your photos by the deadline at www.wudpublications.submittable.com. A few days later, we will announce the 10 best photos to be voted on for the front cover. These semi-finalist photos will be posted on the Souvenirs Facebook page, where “likes” will count as votes. We encourage you to like the page and share the post to increase your chances of winning. Voting will close after one week (on March 10). The Souvenirs creative team will pick from the top three photos with the most likes for the front cover. The winner will be announced March 12 via Facebook.

If you do not win, don’t fret: we will include the top contending photos in the magazine as well, just not on the cover.

Rules

Any photo(s) submitted must be your own. If you have participated for the contest before, please do not enter photos you have submitted in the past.

Photos must be taken on an actual camera, not on a phone. Phone photos will automatically be disqualified from being considered for the front cover. (You can, however, submit phone photos for the inside of the magazine, they will just be smaller sized, as quality decreases as phone photos are blown up.)

Submission criteria

All photography art pieces must have an image quality of 300dpi with CMYK coloring. They should be submitted in JPG or PNG. We may request from you a TIFF version. Images should be submitted at their full resolution to allow for proper sizing in the print issue.

Include a document that lists where each picture was taken (city and country). You should be able to submit 10 photographs per submission, but feel free to submit more than that.

Please name your photos as Last name_Country where photo was taken (ex: Smith_Spain). For each photo taken in the same country, add a number after the country name (ex: Smith_Spain1, Smith_Spain2, Smith_Spain3, etc.). No need to put underscores between the words of locations if it has multiple words in its name – just between your last name and the location name.

If you’re interested in submitting written work to the magazine, click here for information.

Photo taken by Ella Guo, fall 2017 photo contest winner.