2009 Photo Contest Press Release

Here is Travel Essentials’ official 2009 Photo Contest Press Release. Visit our website for more details or to look through winners of past contests. We’ve also got a great article from professional photographer, Sean Bagshaw. Read it now!

Last Year's Winning Photograph "Midway Geysers, Yellowstone National Park" by John Shea O'Donnell

Last Year's Winning Photograph
"Midway Geysers, Yellowstone National Park" by John Shea O'Donnell



Travelers have a chance to show off their photography and win great prizes

Ashland, OR. – 20 June 2009 –
Travel Essentials is pleased to announce its 2009 Travel Photography Contest. This summer, Travel Essentials will be accepting photo entries from travelers all over the country to be considered in their ninth annual competition.

“When you travel away from home – no matter where you go – you get a new and different look at the world,” says Bob Bestor, co-owner of Travel Essentials. “And this really shows through in people’s photographs, because they want to capture their experiences for their friends, their families and for themselves. Every year we get wonderful entries of amazing sights, fascinating cultures and some the world’s most interesting and unique events. This contest always inspires us.”

Award-winning local photographer Sean Bagshaw of Outdoor Exposure Photography is on board as a judge this year. He has also contributed a very handy how-to article on travel photography, which is available on the Travel Essentials website.

Travel Essentials’ 2009 Photo Contest is open to any traveler in the contiguous United States, and participants can enter two color or black and white photos of any size. Travel Essentials cannot accept slides or negatives. All photographs must be received by midnight on August 31st to be considered. All entries become the property of Travel Essentials, so don’t send it if you can’t part with it! Travel Essentials will be the sole judge of the contest, and reserves the right to display the photographs in our store and on our website.

First Prize in the contest is a $250 gift certificate to Travel Essentials that can be used online or in the store. Five runners up will each receive $50 gift certificates.

Entries in the 2009 Photo Contest can be emailed to photocontest@travelessentials.com. Entrants should be sure to put “Photo Contest” in the subject line. Entries can also be submitted in person or by mail to Travel Essentials, 252 E Main St., Ashland, OR, 97520.

Travel Essentials is a local, family-run business, owned by Robert and Nancy Bestor since 1994.  They strive to make customers’ trips easier by offering quality travel merchandise that they stand behind with their “YES! Guarantee.” This means that if you buy something from Travel Essentials, they will do whatever they can to make sure you’re happy with your purchase. For more information about Travel Essentials’ store or products, visit http://www.TravelEssentials.com or call 1-800-258-0758.