Explorica 2014 photo contest

We’re giving away more than $1,000 in Amazon Gift Cards!

Explorica 2014 photo contest mosaic of girl wearing glasses

We love to see students in our photos. That’s why we’ve extended the photo contest through June 15, 2014.

Scroll down to upload photo entries right from this page!

For your high-resolution photo to count toward these particular contests, please submit entries by 11:59 p.m. EDT, on June 15, 2014.

Two ways to win…

#1. Wear your Explorica sunglasses

Submit shots of you and/or your friends sporting Explorica sunglasses. Entries will be judged on how creatively you get those glasses in the frame! And try to set the shot so that the Explorica logo is clearly in view. That will get you extra brownie points!

#2. Capture some cultural immersion

The second contest concerns immersion into the culture you’re touring. Perhaps you’ll snag a sweet candid of colleagues getting down with the natives. Or maybe you’ll get the opportunity to participate in a local custom. If so, don’t forget your camera! We’ll especially be looking for shots containing context clues that indicate where you are in the world.


First prize for each contest gets a $300 Amazon Gift Card! We’ll award the top three photographers in each contest Amazon prizes.

Prizes breakdown:

  1. $300
  2. $200
  3. $100

To read the full terms and conditions of these photo contests, click here.

Upload photos below…


*If you can’t see the photo-upload field, visit this page to enter.

>>> Download PDF containing full contest rules, terms & conditions.

Please include, in your photo caption:

  • A descriptive title
    Bad example: Image_50395
    Good example: Watching an authentic Spanish bullfight — Explorica
  • Tags that include “Explorica,” your location and the activity
    Bad example: “Washington D.C., museum”
    Good example: “National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., The Wright Brothers, Explorica 2011 Tour”
  • A compelling description
    Bad example: “Sightseeing.”
    Good Example: “Basking in the Mediterranean sun as we explored the beach towns of the Côte d’Azur.”

What we’re looking for…

  • Color images only, please!
  • High-resolution photos only
    • If you have an iPhone, you should be all set
    • Digital cameras should be capable of taking 3-megapixel shots (2048×1080 resolution, set to 300 dpi)
  • Don’t just pose; capture action in front of those famous monuments
  • A candid photo which shows you and your group experiencing something unique to the culture you’re visiting
  • A photo of an authentic activity or situation shared by your group during your Explorica tour
  • Cool people wearing the Explorica sunglasses!

If you have any questions, please email online@explorica.com.

*Future Explorica materials may include photographs submitted to these contests. By entering the contest you consent to the use of your photographs and photographic likenesses. We’ll only accept submissions from photographers 13 and up.

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