Photo Contest: Winners Announced Soon
Thanks to the ISLANDS readers who submitted thousands of spectacular photos for the 21st annual ISLANDS Photo Contest. We'll publish the winners in the June issue, which goes on sale at newsstands May 11. In the meantime, you can see a Twitpic photo feed and Facebook photo album of our recent day of judging with ISLANDS editors and guest judge Shelly Strazis.
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Grand Prize: 7-day Cruise from Norwegian Cruise Line, more
Choice of any seven-day cruise from around the world on Norwegian Cruise Line, honored as “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards. You can do what you want, when you want. With some of the world’s best cities and islands beckoning, your time on board is just as exciting as your time off. Prize includes a $500 gift card for airfare and a Lensbaby $100 gift certificate.
First Prize: Fiji 7-day cruise + air, more
Go on a seven-day Blue Lagoon Cruise with two nights and a champagne breakfast at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. Two round-trip tickets on Air Pacific are included. Prize provided by Travelscene, specializing in the South Pacific and Asia.
Second Prize: Oahu 5 nights + air
Discover an authentic experience on Waikiki Beach with an oceanfront suite at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, including dinner at the new Kani Ka Pila Grille. Plus, two round-trip tickets on Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s largest airline.
Third Prize: Mexican Caribbean 7 nights
Stay at the new all-inclusive Hacienda Tres Rios on the Riviera Maya. This luxury resort has exclusive use of a 326-acre nature park for tours, snorkeling and more.
Artistic Merit: Photo workshop one week
Hone your photographer’s eye at the Maine Media Workshops, founded in 1973 in Rockport, Maine. Includes tuition for one, lab fees, accommodations and meals.
Top 5 winners: Photo prize package
Each of the winners above receives an Olympus Stylus Tough camera, a Lowepro camera bag, a $100 gift certificate for blurb.com, a $50 Otterbox gift certificate, a Joby Gorillapod and Aurora software.
30 Honorable Mentions: Gear, software, magazine
The prize for honorable mention includes Lowepro camera straps, a choice of Aurora software and a one-year digital subscription to ISLANDS on zinio.com.