Travel Essentials’ 9th Annual Photo Contest!

2008 Honorable Mention Winner by Robbin Lacy

2008 Honorable Mention
by Robbin Lacy

We’re happy to announce that our 2009 Photo Contest has begun! From now until August 31st, you can send us your entries by email or snail-mail. The Travel Essentials team will judge the winners in September.

First prize will get a $250 gift certificate to Travel Essentials that can be used in the store or online. And, five runners up will each receive a $50 gift certificate. And, you’ll have your work displayed in our front window! Anyone in the contiguous United States is eligible to enter up to two photos.

Photos can be emailed to: For the complete rules and information about where to send photos through the mail, visit our contest page.

This year, we’re getting some help from Sean Bagshaw, a local professional Photographer (who currently has a photograph in the Smithsonian – congratulations, Sean!) He will be assisting the Travel Essentials team in choosing the winners of this year’s contest. Sean has also written an amazing article on travel photography : “Sean Bagshaw’s Top Twelve Totally Tricky Travel Photography Tips.” Check it out and learn how to snag the best travel shots on your next vacation.

We also recommend that you take a look at last year’s winners. We look forward to getting your entries!