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Phenomenal Photo Fridays Photo Contest

Calling all travel photogs, This is the third week of our weekly Phenomenal Photo Fridays photo contest. Send in your best travel photo that represents the week's topic by midnight Thursday, April 3rd, and we will choose a winner and post their image on our blog. What's more, we will choose three outstanding photos from previous contests and publish them in our next issue for the world to admire. Creativity is encouraged. The winner will not only go down in history as a totally awesome photographer, but will also have a chance to be featured in an Immersion Travel Magazine issue!

Our third Phenomenal Photo Friday contest topic is...


This topic was inspired by Earth Hour, celebrated this last Saturday March 29, when communities around the world turned off their electricity for one hour to support sustainability. Our Blackout theme this week will include any photos taken at night while traveling; however, extra kudo points will be given to any submission taken during Earth Hour.


1. Images must be genuine. No Photoshop editing that takes out, adds in or changes anything that was in the original scene. (We have a killer photo editor who can tell if images have been tampered with, so no funny business.)

2. Images must be in focus and must be no more than 1,000 pixels in length on the longest side.

3. No animals, creepy crawlies, plants, or humans can be harmed for the purpose of creating the photograph. (Be cool.)

4. You are allowed to submit 1 image every week and you must include: your name (no pseudonyms please), your age (you must be over 18 to enter), a caption for the imagethe location the image was taken, and your jpeg image. These materials should be submitted by email to Your subject must say "Photo Contest (weekly topic)"

5. Our Creative Director, Christopher Scotti, will be determining who makes the cut and will post results Friday nights.

6. Even if you don't win, your photograph may be selected to be featured in an issue. Please keep a full sized RAW or Jpeg file as we may request one in the event we decide to feature your image.

Legal jazz: By submitting your photograph into the contest you are agreeing to allow Immersion Travel Magazine LLC to use your image in any published materials including but not limited to: advertisements and promotional materials, issues or periodical publications and social media outlets. We believe in giving credit where credit is due and will always give credit for images you submit. Be sure to double check the spelling of your name upon submission so we can publish it properly. In instances where we would normally purchase images, the photographer will be contacted about compensation for the use of their image. If your think an image has been used by Immersion Travel Magazine LLC without credit please contact so we can remedy the situation. Thank you in advance for your submissions and we look forward to seeing all of your wonderful photos this week!  

Example for what your submission email should contain:

Photographer: Christopher Scotti

Age: 24 (We will not publish your age if your photo wins.)

Location: Cleveland National Forest, California, USA

Caption: Coming home from an all-day hike in the Cleveland National Forest, my friend and I crested a hill overlooking Corona, CA just as the city was settling in.

March 31, 2014

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