Announcing the 2019 AFAR Photo Awards

In partnership with United MileagePlus, this global photography competition will once again open the gateway for travelers to share their unique perspectives through photography.

Announcing the 2019 AFAR Photo Awards

Tourists at War Arun

Photo by Adam Birkan

Photography has the power to connect us to places we’ve never been and inspire us to understand cultures beyond our own. It has long been central to the way AFAR tells stories, which is why we wanted to open the opportunity for travelers to share their global perspectives in the first-ever AFAR Photo Awards last year. We received more than 20,000 submissions from around the globe; our winners took us to remote northern Siberia, the arid California desert, bustling Seoul, and beyond. This year, in partnership with United MileagePlus and illy, we’re asking you again to share your best travel photography with an international audience.

Travelers anywhere in the world may submit images for the 2019 AFAR Photo Awards in five categories: food, cities, people, outdoors, and style & design. Participants will have their photographs reviewed by a jury of photographers, photo editors, and directors of design and photography from AFAR.

Participants can submit three images across any category for $10; every subsequent image submission will cost $10 each. Twenty-five percent of submission proceeds will go toward our nonprofit Learning AFAR, which enables young people who might otherwise not have the opportunity to travel to go on life-changing trips. (Read more about the 2019 AFAR Photo Awards entry rules.)

Winner awards supported by United MileagePlus include two United Polaris international business-class tickets to anywhere United flies, plus exposure in a gallery space and publication in AFAR’s acclaimed travel magazine and on The Grand Prize Winner will receive an X7.1 iperEspresso machine from illy in addition to a year-long supply of iperespresso coffee capsules, and Individual Category Winners will receive one case of ground drip classico (medium roast) coffee.

Submissions for the 2019 photo awards are now closed

>>Next: See the Winners of 2018’s AFAR Photo Awards

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