We're looking for your best island photos. Click on the entry form for all the details. Entry deadline is January 31, 2009. Winners will be published in the June 2009 issue of ISLANDS and earn the amazing prizes below. Guest judge will be photographer Jad Davenport!
Grand Prize: 8 Nights in Fiji + Air, Cruise
First Prize: 5 Nights in Oahu + Air
Second Prize: 3 Nights in Iceland + Air, Tour
Third Prize: 4 Nights in Aruba + Air
Artistic Merit: 1 Week Photo Workshop
Honorable Mentions: Lowepro, Blurb, OtterBox gift pack
Grand Prize: Eight Nights in Fiji + Air and Cruise
Congratulations on winning a Fijian escape. The grand prize is provided by Qantas Vacations. Here is what this dream trip to Fiji includes: Two round-trip tickets to Fiji flying on Air Pacific, Fiji's national carrier. Four-day/three-night Blue Lagoon Luxury Gold Club Cruise -- Cabin Category: Hibiscus Cabin. Cruise includes accommodation, cruise transportation and services, all meals, cruise entertainment, shore excursions, entrance fees and activities included in the cruise schedule. Three-night stay at Yasawa Island Resort and Spa in a deluxe bure including all meals, all non-alcoholic drinks and all activities except spa, diving and sport fishing. Plus one-way 35-minute air-transfer from Yasawa Island to Nadi Airport for two. Two-night stay at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa. King, ocean-view room with private-view balcony. Includes breakfast.
Approximate retail value of Grand Prize: $8,250 USD. For specific conditions and details, click here. Prize winner will also receive a Lowepro Fastpack 350 backpack and a $100 blurb.com gift certificate to create a photo book.
First Prize: Five Nights in Oahu + Air
Win a luxurious escape to Waikiki Beach and explore the island of Oahu. Prize includes a five-night stay in a new one- bedroom oceanfront suite at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, recipient of the Hawaii Tourism Authority's Kahili Award for most outstanding authentic Hawaiian cultural programs. Plus two round-trip tickets on Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii's largest and longest serving airline, from any U.S. gateway city, including L.A.,
San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Second Prize: Three Nights in Iceland + Air and Tour
Get ready to capture fire and ice across the dramatic landscapes of Iceland in this amazing journey to a remarkable island. This prize package includes two round-trip economy class tickets on Icelandair to Reykjavik, Iceland, as well as three-nights deluxe hotel accommodations in a double-occupancy room at an Icelandair Hotel. Plus receive airport transfers in Reykjavik; and a stunning Golden Circle Tour for two persons to see the beautiful sites of Iceland.
Third Prize: Four Nights in Aruba + Air
Discover perfect beaches, teaming reefs, and the vibrant architecture of Aruba's Dutch heritage. This luxurious prize package includes four nights/five days at the all-new Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, featuring modern guest- rooms, a three-level swimming pool, full-service Stillwater Spa and fitness center, and an ideal beachfront location. Prize also includes, courtesy of Hyatt Aruba, two round-trip tickets to Aruba from select major U.S. gateway cities.
Approximate retail value of Third Prize: $4,250 USD. For specific conditions and details, click here. Prize winner will also receive a Lowepro Fastpack 350 backpack and a $100 blurb.com gift certificate to create a photo book.
Artistic Merit: One Week Photo Workshop
Win a weeklong, total-immersion workshop at the Maine Media Workshops, founded in 1973 in Rockport, Maine, and now encompassing style of photography from portraiture
to landscapes and studio work to travel assignments, as well as programs in filmmaking, animation, design and more. This prize includes tuition for one to the workshop of your choice, along with lab fees, accommodations and meals. The winner will also receive a $250 gift card toward airfare.
30 Honorable Mentions: Gift Package
Win a $50 gift certificate from blurb.com, which can be used toward a personal photo book using the free Blurb BookSmart bookmaking software; an OtterBox 2000 drybox that offers waterproof protection for your camera while being able to withstand sub- mersion up to 100 feet below water; and a Lowepro Spectrum 10, one of the camera bags in Lowepro's line of high-quality backpacks, shoulder bags, sling bags, rolling cases and more.
Approximate retail value of Honorable Mention Prize: $100 USD.