We know that you are travellers and that you believe in the concept of travel with purpose. You’ve told us that the time you spent volunteering, working, or learning abroad was life-changing. Now we want to see it through your lens—the fun times, the hard times, the once-in-a-lifetimes.
The challenge? Help us see the world differently. Show us a snippet of that life-changing journey, and tell us why it mattered.
Categories for submissions are:
Photographs that tell a story about the people you've met on your travels, the social interactions, the individuals, their lives and livelihoods and special moments you've experienced that make a community unique.
Show us the incredible landscapes, dark alleyways, crowded marketplaces, dusty plains, chaotic urban scenes, stunning wilderness vistas - all the strange and special places you've discovered on your travels.
3. Projects and issues
Meaningful travel involves learning about people and cultures around the world, their traditions, ideas and issues they face. Show us the photographs you've taken that step beyond the pictorial to tell a clear story about what you've discovered on your travels.
Tell us your story; change our perspective.
The overall best in show will be awarded a prize of $1,000 Canadian.
The winning image in each category will receive three premium Rough Guides—Make the most of your time on earth - 1000 Premium Travel Experiences; Clean Breaks - 500 New Ways to See the World, and Ultimate Experiences - A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel, a Verge t-shirt and subscription.
Up to fifteen images in each contest category will be short-listed, for exhibition at the 2013 Toronto and Montreal Go Global Expos and for publication in the Photo Annual Edition of Verge Magazine. Short-listed photographers will receive Verge Magazine subscriptions.
The deadline for entries is June 16, 2013, 6pm EST.