Summer 2010 Teacher Photo Contest

Announcing Summer Photo Contest Winners!

Of the hundreds of fantastic entries we received, these photos excelled at capturing the truly amazing experiences that students and group leaders have on our tours. The winners of the contests will be receiving Amazon.com gift cards courtesy of Explorica for a job well done.

Check out the winners from our student contest as well.



Sarah B - Best of Spain
First Place
$500 Amazon.com Gift Card
Michael H - Galapagos Island Adventure
Second Place
$300 Amazon.com Gift Card
Candace P - Australia and New Zealand
Third Place
$150 Amazon.com Gift Card
Mary B - Best of Egypt
Honorable Mention
$75 Amazon.com Gift Card
Kevin S - Paris, Provence & Barcelona
Honorable Mention
$75 Amazon.com Gift Card
Sarah B - Best of Spain
Honorable Mention
$75 Amazon.com Gift Card
Stacie B - Best of France
Honorable Mention
$75 Amazon.com Gift Card








* Please note, the Video Contest was cancelled due to insufficient entry volume.

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Fancy yourself a bit of a shutterbug? Think you could fill your Amazon.com shopping cart with $500 worth of books, movies, video games, electronics and more? Then submit your photos of your 2010 tour to Explorica's Teacher Photo Contest.

Just pick up to 7 of your best shots from your tour, submit them online, and you may just be well on your way to $500 worth of free stuff.

Photo Contest Details
Video Contest Details

Photo Contest Details

The Prize Patrol

7 entries of experiential images will be chosen and displayed on our website.

  • 1st place- $500 to Amazon.com
  • 2nd place- $300 to Amazon.com
  • 3rd place- $150 to Amazon.com
  • 4 Honorable Mentions- $75 each to Amazon.com

Contest Rules

The Explorica Teacher Photo Contest is open to summer 2010 Explorica teachers who have led a tour between June 1, 2010 and August 15, 2010. All photos submitted must be the original work of the Explorica teacher submitting them.

We will accept submissions for the summer 2010 contest until August 31, 2010. Winners will be announced on September 15, 2010 on our website.

Explorica teacher Photo Contest Official Rules

What We're Looking For

Overall Requirements

If your eyes are really on that Amazon.com prize, follow these few quick suggestions to maximize your winning potential:

  • The higher the resolution the better. Shoot for 300 dpi or greater.
  • Only color images will be accepted.

Experiential Photos

  • A photo that goes beyond a posed snapshot in front of a monument
  • 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.

Examples

              

View entries from last year's contest

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

How to Submit Your Entry

It's really pretty easy, but we've broken it down into five quick steps:

  1. Upload your photos to Flickr.com. Don't have a Flickr account? No worries. You can easily create one at Flickr.com.
  2. Join the Explorica 2010 Spring US Teacher Photo Contest group. It's as easy as going to http://www.flickr.com/groups/explorica-summer-2010-us-teacher-photo-contest/, then clicking Join This Group. Welcome to the club!
  3. Then, submit photos to the Explorica 2010 Summer US Teacher Photo Contest group by clicking "Send to Group" on each photo's page. Now, everybody can check out your photos.
  4. Label your photo with the following elements:

    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: “Europe, museum”
        - Good example: “The Louvre, Paris, the Mona Lisa, Explorica 2010 Tour”

    A compelling caption
        - Bad example: “Sightseeing.”
        - Good Example: “Basking in the Mediterranean sun as we explored the beach towns of the Côte d’Azur.”

5. Finally (whew!), email us your high-resolution copies of your submissions at online@explorica.com, including the following information:

  • Your full name and Tour ID
  • Your school
  • The name of your trip

Also, we'd love it if you'd either zip or stuff your photos. If you experience file-size trouble, try using YouSendIt.com, a free site that enables you to send files larger than your email server may allow.

VIDEO CONTEST DETAILS

The Prize Patrol

6 entries will be chosen and displayed on our website:

1st Place- $500 to Amazon.com
2nd Place- $200 to Amazon.com
3rd Place- $150 to Amazon.com
3 Honorable Mentions- $50 each to Amazon.com

Contest Rules

The Explorica 2010 Summer Video Contest is open only to summer 2010 Explorica teachers and participants traveling between June 1, 2010 and August 15, 2010. All videos submitted must be the original work of the Explorica teacher or participant submitting them.

We will accept submissions for the 2010 summer contest until August 31, 2010. Winners will be announced on September 15, 2010 on our website.

Explorica Video Contest Official Rules

What We're Looking For

We want to see you taking in the sights from the Eiffel Tower, purchasing fruit from a local market, and visiting where the first Olympians competed.

Send us video clips of you and your travelers showing everyone what an Explorica tour is all about—experiencing the world! Share your special moments on tour and be creative!

For tips on improving the quality of your footage, you can watch How to Make a Travel Video.

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

How to Submit Your Entry

It's really pretty easy, but we've broken it down into four quick steps:

  1. Visit our Explorica YouTube page and select the group, Explorica Summer 2010 US Video Contest. Then click Submit a Video.
  2. Label your video with a descriptive title, caption and tags
  3. You can submit up to 7 videos that are no longer than 30 seconds long each.
  4. Send us a YouTube message to “ExploricaOnline” with the following information:
  • Your full name and Tour ID
  • Your school
  • The name of your trip.

Special Note: Future Explorica materials may include photographs or videos submitted to the contest. By entering the contest you consent to the use of your photographs and videos as well as photographic and video likenesses.

Holly Vins Explorica Photo Contest Winning Image Spring 2009