Perceptive Travel Remarkable Photo Contest 2009

It's time for the third annual Remarkable Photo Contest!

Each year we run a photo contest to gather up some interesting digital images from perceptive travelers. Here are the photo contest winners from last year.

Have you taken a truly remarkable travel photo? Something unique, mesmerizing, striking, or unusual? Perceptive Travel runs stories that go beyond the norm and in that same spirit, we want to see your photo that will make us go "Wow!" Don't send us an image we've already seen a hundred times in magazines--send something remarkable. If your great travel shot stands out from the pack, you could score a prize and some fleeting fame.

We like to keep things simple here, so the drill is this: send us one or two remarkable photos by December 31. No entry fees and all we need is your vitals. How easy is that? See entry details at the bottom.

We've got some cool prizes to give away, so here goes.

First Prize

A compact super-zoom Ex-10 camera from Casio. Click on the photo or that link to see the full specs, but the real keys are that this has a big 10X zoom in a small package less than an inch thick and it will take an incredible 1,000 photos on one charge. So if you're heading into the backcountry, this is the camera you can use when all others run out of juice. And yes, it shoots HD video too. A $299 value.

A pair of Tifosi Optics sunglasses, which you'll choose yourself from a range of colors and styles. You've got to protect your eyes and look good while you're shooting photos, right? These are quality sunglasses with a protective case and they come in great looks for different activities.


A Pacsafe portable gear safe for the road. If you're carrying valuables but are staying in cheap hotels, how do you lock up your gear while you are out? This portable safe keeps your possessions in your possession.

A grab bag of goodies including Traveltease T-shirts and copies of The World's Cheapest Destinations (3rd Edition).

To Enter:

Send a maximum of two photos to remarkable ( at) on or prior to December 31, 2009 and include the following: name, physical address. e-mail address, and phone number. Reduce photos first to a maximum height/width of 1000 pixels and a maximum dpi of 200. If you can't figure out how to scale down your giant digital photos, don't enter!


Winners will be chosen by a panel of three professional photographers.

Terence Carter is a travel and editorial photographer and travel writer. He literally lives out of a suitcase accompanied by a couple of bags of photography gear and a lighting kit. He is Australian by birth, he has a Masters Degree in media studies and his home is Dubai, where he visits occasionally to empty his post box. See more at Terence Carter Photography.

Rick Sammon, who has photographed in almost 100 countries around the world, gives more than two-dozen photography workshops and presentations around the world each year. He has published 34 books, including his latest, Rick Sammon's Secrets to Digital Photography, Face to Face and Exploring the Light.

Steve Davey is a photographer and writer whose work has been published in magazines and newspapers all over the world. He is the author and principle photographer of Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die and Unforgettable Islands to Escape to Before You Die, both published by BBC Books. His new book is Footprint Travel Photography.

Fine Print

- Void where prohibited, otherwise open to the world.

- Entries not meeting the stated requirements will be disqualified.

- No notification will be provided of entries received, but automated "read confirmations" will be granted.

- Maximum of two photos per person may be submitted.

- The photo(s) can be from anywhere in the world, but must have at least some obvious connection to travel.

- All photos must be received by midnight of December 31, 2009.

- Winners will be notified by January 21, 2010 and will be posted on the site.

- Prizes will ship within one month of notification.

- By entering the contest, entrant grants full usage rights on their website (and understands that other sites may cross-post to the winner's image), but entrant retains ownership of the photos. A copyright notification will accompany winning photos posted.

The companies supplying prizes are not affiliated with the contest in any other way. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received (but they're liable to be pretty darn good.) If you have any questions, send them to remarkable { at}

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