Travel Blogger Photo Contest
I’m teaming up with TravelSupermarket.com as one of the judges in their very cool “Capture the Colour” blogger’s photo contest.
To participate you have to be a blogger and we are requesting that each blogger submit a blog post with photos from your trips around the world that showcase the following colours:
Take a look at the example post I showcase here to get an idea of what to write and what kind of colour scheme you’ll need for your photos. Be creative and original. The whole photo does not have to be in one tone, but there should be an eye catching element represented by that colour.
As a photographer I tend to get up before the sun rises in many of the places I visit so that I can capture some amazing places that would otherwise be crawling with tourists. This is a perfect example of why I rise so early. The light can be magical and the silence deafening. Try it for yourself sometime!
One of my all time favourite shots of mine from New York City. This one really captures the energy of the place and the iconic yellow cabs make it oh so New York. New York City is probably my all time favourite city in the world for so many reasons. I never get tired of shooting there and look forward to being back sometime this autumn.
Sometimes travel is fun and exciting, yet at other times it can be somber and rather melancholy. This was a touching moment in my travels and a morning I’ll never forget. Being alone amongst countless graves and wreaths was eerie, yet in a way it was also peaceful.
La Defense in Paris is a lesser know treasure in the city of light — but one well worth exploring. As a huge fan of both art and architecture I was able to blend those two elements into one fun image. Sacré Bleu indeed!
Ahhh Banff! I absolutely adore this Canadian national treasure. If you have not visited Banff National Park in Alberta, I’d suggest you add it to the top of your list of must see locations. This part of Canada is the most jaw droppingly beautiful part of the nation in my humble opinion. It’s been several years since I was in Alberta and I hope that I get a chance to visit again very soon.
Sometimes there is beautystaring you in the face in an unexpected place like these aspen trees that were literally fifty meters away from a parking area. I took a little stroll around and was really thrilled when I came upon a scene so captivating after only a few steps.
Beer & Beans – Beth’s photography is wonderful… I’m a fan!
Johnny Vagabond – Wes never fails to put a smile on my face when reading his blog!
Live Share Travel – Sarah and Terry are two of my all time favourite travellers, you’ll love them too!
Adventurous Kate – Kate is a one woman tour de force! Join her as she explores the world as a solo female traveller.
Y Travel Blog – Caz and Craig are travel blogging gurus and have been around the world many times… With two young children!
Just to be clear: you don’t need to be nominated to submit an entry to Capture the Colour.
This should give you an idea of what to post. Link within your post to other relevant information on your blog about the photos you are presenting.
Once you’re done with your post, please come back and post a link in the comment section!
Now for some info about the Capture the Colour Contest
No need to submit a photo for each colour, however… Your chances of winning increase since there is a prize for each colour and a grand overall prize of £ 2 000.00 to spend on travel — Individual colour prizes items include “New” 32 GB iPads with retina screens and other similar gadgets, not bad huh?
Now just to be clear — You can win individual prizes if you just submit a few images representing the colours mentioned above but to win the big £ 2 000.00 grand prize, you have to submit one photo of each of the five colours.
I know what you’re thinking… Something like: Ken, I love money and iPads and travel and I write an awesome travel blog. What else do I have to do to win? What are the official rules? Can I bribe you by getting you a date with Anne Hathaway?
I’m so glad you asked these very important questions. ;)
Sadly, I’m not allowed to accept Anne Hathaway dates as a bribe. I had a team of lawyers look into this for me and there is just no way around it. That isn’t to say that I can’t accept a date with the aforementioned Ms. Hathaway at all, just not as a bribe. Phew! Hope remains alive.
But I digress…
What do you have to do?
1. Publish a Capture the Colour blog post with images for all 5 colours if you have the images. If you don’t have all 5 colours, post images in the colours that you do have. Those who don’t have photos for all 5 colours will still be in with a chance of winning the category winner prizes but you won’t be in the running for the main prize. In your post, make sure to mention the TravelSupermarket Capture the Colour Competition page (http://www.travelsupermarket.com/capture-the-colour/) so that your readers know what Capture the Colour is.
2. Nominate and notify 5 other travel bloggers to take part in Capture the Colour at the end of your post to spread the word about the contest!
3. By 27th August 2012, let us know you’ve entered the competition by either posting a link to your blog post on Facebook mentioning Capture the Colour and tagging the TravelSupermarket.com Facebook page and/or by linking to your post via Twitter and including @travelsupermkt and #capturethecolour. We’ll be monitoring both Facebook and Twitter closely so all entries will be recorded. For those who don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, email address and phone number.
4. TravelSupermarket.com and the judges of the contest will share and retweet some of our favourite Capture the Colour posts throughout the competition so be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts closely!
5. Every Capture the Colour blog entry will be judged by our 5 judges with each judge selecting a colour category winner to receive an iPad 3 or prize of similar value. The judges will then come together to select the overall winner of the £2,000 travel budget. For further information about the judging and the prizes see the Terms & Conditions by clicking the link below.
Each individual judge will select a winner form their colour category. All the judges together will select the Grand Prize winner.
If you want to know more about the contest or if you have any questions please get in touch via either Twitter (@travelsupermkt) or email (email@example.com)
I’m really looking forward to seeing some great photos from you, so get busy blogging and good luck to all!
Camels & Chocolate says
OK, OK, FINE. You talked me into it =)
Love, love, love that blue shot!
Sounds interesting. Will check my photo archive :)
Darn. I really got excited about the Anne Hathaway prospect, but I am sure my wife would not have approved. How can anyone top your photography? Great examples sir!
I can’t load term and conditions page.
May be too much traffic…
Okay, I’ll give it a shot since you may be scaring people away showing your own samples ;-)
like very much!
Natalie T. says
Oooh! Good contest. I love colour. I just wish there was orange. I was just in Prague! DOH. That’s okay though. :)
Mariellen Ward says
Yup, I’ve seen all those colours in India … I’m in :)
ps I was there was orange too.
Matt Gibson says
I’m totally in! If anyone has a nomination to spare, please send it my way!
This gave me something to do today! My entry is here: http://www.findingtheuniverse.com/2012/07/capture-colour-contest.html
Love the theme, great fun!
Lesley Peterson says
An inspiring concept and contest, and stunning photos, Ken. Especially love your yellow and blue ones. And the snowy white one. Too much beauty!!!! seriously
Doreen Pendgracs says
I’m in, too!
What a great opportunity to highlight some of the colourful highlights from my trip to Ecuador.
Will have the post up in 2 weeks.
Nice idea, if someone could tag me for a nomination, I’ll get to work on it.
lila fox says
What a unique competition, I like it & would love to jump in! I’m not a well-known travel blogger, so if anyone wants to take a chance to spare a nomination I’d be grateful!
Mariellen Ward says
Ken, can you clarify: Do you HAVE to be nominated to enter? The way I read the rules, you don’t have to be nominated yourself; you just have to nominate five others.
Ken Kaminesky says
Hi everyone. Thanks for the feedback and cool comments!
Just to be clear: you DO NOT need to be nominated to submit an entry to Capture the Colour. Just nominate 5 others in your post and you’re good to go :)
Feel free to come back here and share the link to your post. GOOD LUCK!
Bethaney - Flashpacker Family says
This is a fantastic competition. I love the concept!
I’m going to use it as an opportunity to spend some time improving my photography skills. I can’t say I’m expecting to win – I don’t even have a proper camera, but one can try!!!!
Here are my 5 shots
Lila, I included you to my nomination list :)
crazy sexy fun traveler says
I love the contest and Ken’s photos as usual :) Wanna try my luck too :)
I haven’t been able to click through to the contest through your website or any of the other judges’ websites. I tried to click to the contest and the T&Cs. Any advice?
Ken Kaminesky says
Joanna, the links all work fine for me but TravelSupermarket.com is aware that some people are having issues. I’m told they have their IT people on this and that it should be resolved asap.
Joanna, just try again. It took awhile, but I managed to load it.
Thanks so much for inviting me Ken :) Here’s my post: http://www.cookiesound.com/2012/07/capture-the-colour/
Heather Markman says
Here’s my entry! http://blog.travellersplayground.com/2012/07/08/capture-the-colour/
Corinne Faulkner says
I’ve never done a blog before but I’m going to give it a very good shot and hopefully I can nominate some of you guys please and vice versa? Thank you for a fabulous and challenging competition.
Bret @ Green Global Travel says
Thanks for sharing this info, Ken! Here’s the link to our entry:
Francesca Muir says
Thanks for this great opportunity – I have just posted my entry here;
Will also share on Facebook.
lila fox says
Great competition, our entries are here – http://www.theconstanttourist.com/2012/07/capture-colour.html
thanks for the nom, Vi!
Andrew - The Unframed World says
Wow! Those are some heavy hitter prizes. I’m in for sure and just posted my entry on my blog (entry is linked in my name on this comment.
The Wonders Of Wandering says
Love the photo of the boats. I have one of boats as well :) check out my blog…I am crossing my fingers! I recently just started this travel blog so £2,000 wouldn’t hurt to help fund my adventures!! Happy Wandering.
lisa brunetti says
Your stunning image for ‘red’ captured my attention. with each image that followed, my respect for your work and your writing increased! i cannot imagine anyone trumping these stunning and perfect examples!
Adaphobic's Travelogue says
WHOW First time to hop in your blog and great photos! I’m an instant fan!!
Gorgeous photos! Especially love the ones for red & yellow. OK, and white, too…
I love the red colour of your picture :)
I just entry the competition, but i dont have facebook or twitter :(
island traveler says
I’m glad Jo from Restlessjo referred me to this link. Not only is the competetion exciting but man, these images are truly works of Art. Colors that makes you feel alive!
These pictures are gorgeous! I especially love the red and yellow shots.
I’m intimidated by all the talent that is sure to be displayed, but can’t resist entering the competition. Thanks for sharing!
You inspired me, Ken! I just entered. :)
Just completed my post for the contest! Now, fingers crossed!!!
Here’s it:Colors of INDIA!!!
They’re all such striking images that it’s hard for me to choose a favorite. I guess I like the blue photo best of all. I’m just crazy about architecture!
thanks for being a judge of the competition. Here’s my submission:
Ken Kaminesky says
Thanks to everyone who submitted their cool photos! Contest wraps up soon, so get your entries in if you have yet to do so.
You had the closing date as 27th August 2012. Thankfully I checked the official terms and conditions on Sunday (I like leaving it late) and found out it was actually the 29th.
Which is great, because I’m now enjoying looking at all the last minute entries. You’re going to have a hard time judging.
Ana, Playground Love says
I hope this still counts and I sooo wished I learned about this contest earlier. I think the idea is great and I love the fact that it’s all up to us and not the amount of facebook friends we have (picture with more likes wins is just stupid). Here’s my entrey: http://theothersideofthemachine.blogspot.pt/2012/08/capture-color.html
I love the idea of colours, I have this thing about every place having a colour, (but that’s more of a feeling the place gives off). I love the “blue” photograph :-)
Thanks for sharing!