As travelers catch up on trip opportunities lost due to the pandemic, they are taking multiple trips in 2023 and demonstrating a growing desire for authentic experiences in an increasingly globalized and connected world.
Before the pandemic, people were more content with traditional tourist activities. Cruising the canals of Venice in a gondola, skiing in the Rockies or the Alps, or even soaking up the sun on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, historically were go-to vacation activities. But now, activities that were not on most tourists’ radar are increasingly competing with traditional tourism pursuits.
It’s why the theme of the 2023 Global Rescue Photo and Video Contest is Travel Boldly. Global Rescue is celebrating the travel rebound through the spirit and strength of the images of your travels in a post-pandemic world.
There are five categories available to enter. A winner will be selected for each category as well as a grand prize winner. More than $50,000.00 in prizes will be distributed to winners.
Entries Are Closed for This Contest
The Global Rescue 2023 Photo and Video Contest is open until November 10, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Winners will be announced in November.
Photo specifications: Digital images should be submitted in JPG format, titled with your first and last name. Photos at least 1080 pixels on the shortest side, no less than 72 dpi, RGB and no more than 10 MB. Images with watermarks or time stamps will not be accepted.
Video specifications: Entries must be shorter than two minutes. Max file Size: 2 GB. Recommended format: Container: MP4, Codec: H.264, Frames per second: 24 FPS/30 FPS, Resolution: 1920×1080 or 1080×1920.
The five categories are:
A photo showcasing how you spend time in a city. Images should feature the places, food, activities or people that made your urban travel experience memorable.
Winner will receive a Global Rescue 14-day membership, a $500 Life Happens Outdoors Gift Certificate, a $500 Climbing the Seven Summits Gift Certificate, and a Sun Safaris 4-night safari to Kruger National Park in South Africa for two people.
Sometimes getting the most out of life and a trip takes a little courage…and risk. We are looking for images of yourself or a fellow traveler living life to the fullest, taking part in an activity or experience that is, perhaps, slightly outside of their comfort zone.
Winner will receive a Global Rescue 14-day membership, a $500 Life Happens Outdoors Gift Certificate, a $500 Climbing the Seven Summits Gift Certificate, and a Chile Nativo Travel extravaganza for two people to hike and boat the famous W trail’s three major attractions in the Torres del Paine National Park region.
Images should show family coming together through travel and the sense of togetherness, shared memories, and the willingness to navigate new adventures as a unit.
Winner will receive a Global Rescue 14-day membership, a $500 Life Happens Outdoors Gift Certificate, a $500 Climbing the Seven Summits Gift Certificate, and an Aylmer Lake Lodge 5-day fishing trip for two people in July/August 2024.
We are looking for travel images that combine business and leisure which create a more well-rounded and enjoyable travel experience by blending work and leisure seamlessly.
Winner will receive a Global Rescue 14-day membership, a $500 Life Happens Outdoors Gift Certificate, a $500 Climbing the Seven Summits Gift Certificate, and a Manu Canoe & Culture 5-day expedition for one in 2024.
Unveil the spirit of Traveling Boldly in its myriad facets, inviting viewers to embark on a sensory journey through captivating video content that vividly portrays world exploration in all of its forms.
Winner will receive a Global Rescue 14-day membership, a $500 Life Happens Outdoors Gift Certificate, a $500 Climbing the Seven Summits Gift Certificate, and a Polarquest Dog Sledding Expeditions for one in Lapland, Finland.
We have rallied an expert panel of pro photographers to serve as contest judges. No matter how raw or how refined your own talent may be, these visual artists know how to spot a sensational snap.
Graphic Designer | Global Rescue
Chelsea Bakos-Kallgren is Global Rescue’s graphic designer. Previous to her work at Global Rescue, her design talents shaped the brands of Simon Pearce, CBRE Group, National Park Service, Shire Digital and Cloudbank Inc. She’s won numerous awards for design: print, digital and best in show.
Mark Edward Harris
From television to travel, Mark Edward Harris has visited and photographed in more than 100 countries. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, LIFE, Time, Newsweek, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Forbes, AFAR, Vogue Brazil, Elle Canada, Esquire Japan, Harper’s Bazaar, Italian GQ, Marie Claire, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The London Times Travel Magazine and The Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine.
Anna Haines is an award-winning photographer and freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including Forbes, Vogue, Insider, AFAR, Lonely Planet, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, TRAVEL+LEISURE, and Eater. She is a graduate of the International Center of Photography’s Visual Journalism program and notable photography clients have included Alain Ducasse and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Travel Writer & Photographer
Geoffrey Morrison is a travel writer and photographer whose work has appeared in CNET, Wirecutter, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.
Alessandra Amodio, is an American fine art photographer based in New York City where she is Digital Photo Editor at Travel + Leisure. She has worked at Departures Magazine, Newsweeks Magazine, The Knot World Wide (XO Group) and Kate Ryan Inc.
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