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Enter our 2016 Traveler Photo Contest

Send us your best shots by November 30, 2016, based on the categories below. You can submit a maximum of three images per category (12 total per traveler).

Grand Prize: Best Overall Photo—win a FREE Grand Circle vacation

Our judges will select from any of the following categories.

2015 Grand Prize Winner

On Nese’s Panama Canal Cruise & Panama: A Continent Divided, Oceans United cruise vacation, fellow traveler Donald shows his appreciation to their host after she demonstrates how to make chocolate from cocoa beans.

Best in Category: Landmarks

Win a $300 Travel Credit certificate for the best image of a building, monument, street, or structure that captures the essence of a place.

Best in Category: Nature

Win a $300 Travel Credit certificate for the best image of local landscapes, flora, fauna, or other natural scenery.

Best in Category: Local People

Win a $300 Travel Credit certificate for the best image of scenes of native people engaged in their local traditions or everyday lifestyles.

Best in Category: Travelers

Win a $300 Travel Credit certificate for the best image of one or more of your fellow travelers that captures a moment or the experience of being abroad with Grand Circle.

Contest Rules:

  • Eligible subject matter includes shots of scenery, cultural attractions, local people, a special moment with fellow travelers—anything that evokes the spirit of discovery.
  • Photo must have been taken by you on a Grand Circle vacation within the past 5 years.
  • Limit 3 entries per category per person (12 total per traveler).
  • You must include the following information on back of photo or in your email:
    • Your name, address and how many times you've traveled with Grand Circle
    • Name of Grand Circle vacation and where and when photo was taken
    • Names of the people pictured (if you know them). Short stories about the photos are also welcome.
  • Entries must be postmarked no later than November 30, 2016.

Click here to view the 2015 Photo Contest Winners »

Entries must be emailed/postmarked no later than November 30, 2016.

Grand Circle Travel
347 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

2015 winners will be announced on our website on January 14, 2017.

Important Terms:

This contest is sponsored by Grand Circle LLC d/b/a Grand Circle Travel “GCT,” located at 347 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA.

We reserve the right to change your category based on our Photo Editors' discretion.

Due to large number of contestants, GCT is unable to acknowledge receipt of any entries, nor can we return any photos once sent.

Eligible entrants are limited to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older.

By submitting a photo, you (i) represent and warrant that the photo is your original work created solely by yourself and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any party; (ii) grant to Grand Circle LLC and its affiliates a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, in any and all related media whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, anywhere in the world, with the right to make any and all commercial or other uses thereof, including without limitation, reproducing, editing, modifying, adapting, publishing, displaying publicly, creating derivative works from, incorporating into other works or modifying the photo and (iii) hereby release and discharge Grand Circle LLC and its affiliates, officers and employees from and against any and all claims, liabilities, costs, damages and expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to the use by Grand Circle LLC of any photo submitted.

First Prize is a GCT vacation of your choosing for you and one companion, main trip only, with a maximum value of $10,000 per couple. (Excludes Business Class upgrades, Travel Protection Plan, and optional tours.)

The prize is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. No previously booked GCT reservations apply. The adventure includes roundtrip airfare from most major cities and must be taken within 1 year of winning.

Pricing is subject to change without notice depending on departure date or city.

All applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner, who will receive a form 1099 reflecting the actual retail value of the Prize.

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