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Enter our 2017 Travel Photo Contest

Enter our 2017 Travel Photo Contest

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Last year, it was a striking shot of a boat on Pomme de Terre Lake in Hermitage, Mo., that grabbed our attention as we judged our annual travel photo contest. The year before, a funny photo of horses in Sand Wash Basin, Colo.

This year, the winner of the Post-Dispatch’s annual travel photo contest could be your photo. We are accepting entries through Nov. 24.

A panel of Post-Dispatch journalists will choose first-, second- and third-place winners, plus honorable mentions. The winners will be announced and published Dec. 24 in the STL Life section. As prizes, the winners will receive hardcover books and, more importantly, bragging rights.

Here are the rules

• Deadline for submitting photos is Nov. 24.

• Only one photo may be entered per person.

• Images may be in color or black and white. The photo must have been taken between Oct. 10, 2016, and Nov. 1, 2017.

• It must come from a trip during which the photographer spent a night away from home outside the city of St. Louis and these counties: St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln in Missouri; and Jersey, Madison, St. Clair, Monroe and Clinton in Illinois.

• Cropping is permitted. Minor burning, dodging and/or color corrections are acceptable.

• Photos believed to have been altered or have colors enhanced digitally will be disqualified. Images that combine more than one photograph, have elements digitally added or removed or feature purposely unnatural colors also are unacceptable.

• Employees of Lee Enterprises and their relatives may not enter.

• Only amateur photographers may enter. Anyone who has sold more than one photograph for publication since January 2016 is considered a professional.


• Go to to enter.

• We will NOT accept photos that are mailed or emailed.

•Uploaded images should be 200 dpi and 8 inches across, horizontal or vertical. Eight inches is equivalent to 1,600 pixels, if you prefer to size it that way. Save the photo as a jpg.

• Include your email address so we can contact you for further information. Please include your name and phone number in the caption block. This information will not be viewable to public.

• Questions about uploading photos? Email Hillary Levin, features photo editor, at

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