THE LORES Travel Photo Contest is offering the chance to win a trip of a lifetime to Iceland. Submit your most stunning travel photo and let the votes come in. The photo with the most votes wins the grand prize!

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THE LORES’s Annual Photo Contest begins March 1, 2020, and ends August 31, 2020, at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that he or she is 18 years old or older.

The Grand Prize is open to photographers who are 18 years old or older. The Travel category is made possible through the support of THE LORE CO. Individuals affiliated with The Lores, including employees, emeriti, Regents, trustees, interns, volunteers, fellows, research associates and their immediate families (children, parents, siblings and spouses) and others living in their households, as well as employees of affiliate companies as well as their immediate families (children, parents, siblings and spouses) and others living in their households, are not eligible for any prize. THE LORES will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion.

Photographers will submit travel related photos either taken on professional camera or mobile device. A travel photo consists of imaginery of people, locals, or any travel related activities in the United States and abroad that convey a sense of place. Photography can include landscape, street, influencer, portrait, cityscape, nature, or altered images.

To be eligible for this category, a photograph must have been shot by the entrant since January 1, 2018. This date applies to all images in a composite. The contestant certifies that he/she is the sole creator and copyright owner of the submitted photograph.

Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. Minor adjustments, including the removal of sensor dust or scratches on scans of negatives, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast, toning, slight color adjustment and conversion to grayscale are acceptable for all categories.

Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by THE LORES in its sole discretion, are ineligible for this contest.

Please submit photographs and requested information online through our website at You may submit only one photo. In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, edited for web in sRGB color space, at least 800 pixels wide and no larger than 10 MB.

We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail and do not accept more than one contestant per e-mail address. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible.

Finalists must be prepared to submit an original, unedited digital file or an original negative, print or slide. Original negatives, prints or slides will be returned to finalists. THE LORES reserves the right to disqualify incomplete entries and/or contestants who are unable to submit, upon request, a high-resolution photograph of at least 300 dpi at 3,000 pixels on the longest side or an original photo negative, print or slide. Mobile photographs are exempt from this size requirement, but must be submitted at their highest resolution upon request.

THE LORES may collect a photograph’s metadata upon entry.

You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant THE LORES (and those authorized by THE LORES) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the magazine and its website, exhibition, and social media. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. THE LORES will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

The contest begins on March 1, 2020. All entries must be received through by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on August 30, 2020.

  • Grand Prize is awarded to the photo with the most votes
  • One vote per user.
  • To increase your chance of winning, share the photo contest on social media and your friends.

GRAND PRIZE: A FREE TRIP TO ICELAND! As well as a publication in THE LORES Magazine.


THE LORES will award the Grand Prize winner a four-night hotel stay and a round trip flight to Reykjavík, Iceland. Booking window: November 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021, excluding major holiday periods (Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas). Meals, drinks, transportation, activities, expenses, gratuities, airport taxes, or any additional fees not included. Flight costs outside of the $1,000 voucher are not included. Winner will be responsible for all taxes on the prize.


THE LORES will feature your winning photo on the front cover of one of our issues. We will calso onduct an interview with you and feature your travel photography and story.


By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects. By entering, each entrant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless the Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and marketing agencies and each of their respective employees, officers, shareholders, directors, representatives and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) from and against any claims, damages or liability involving or arising out of (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, postage due, mutilated, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries; (ii) telephone system, technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, transmission or other errors of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused, including death, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use or misuse of any prize or from participating in the Contest or any Contest related activity; or (v) any printing, distribution, typographical, administrative, human or technological errors involving or associated with the Contest. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Contest.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Contest (or any portion of the Contest) should any virus, bug, computer problem or other cause or problem corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest and, in such situation (or in the event of any type of error), to select the winners from eligible entries received prior to the action taken or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. In no event will Sponsor be liable for more than the stated number of prizes in these Official Rules. Sponsor may prohibit entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsors’ representatives. Releasees have not made and/or are not responsible for any misrepresentation or guaranty, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prizes. By accepting a prize, winner agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor may use winner’s name, voice, biographical data, likeness and city name in any and all media throughout the universe and in perpetuity for promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.