Geographical Photographer of the Year 2002: Win a Unique 16-Day Safari in South Africa, Courtesy of Classic Retreats, and a Hasselblad Xpan Camera Worth over 1,600 [Pounds Sterling]. (Photo Competition)

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Geographical Photographer of the Year 2002: Win a Unique 16-Day Safari in South Africa, Courtesy of Classic Retreats, and a Hasselblad Xpan Camera Worth over 1,600 [Pounds Sterling]. (Photo Competition)


For over 65 years, Geographical has been renowned for its authority and expertise, exploring the world and its people and highlighting the diversity of cultures, wildlife and landscapes that make up our ever-changing planet. Bringing the world of geography to life through its pages, the magazine celebrates the legacy that years of discovery and scientific exploration have bestowed. Every issue is a challenging read -- an unmissable voyage of discovery for all ages.

As we move into a new era of the magazine, the coveted title of Geographical Photographer of the Year 2002 will be awarded to the most captivating cover image that encapsulates the spirit of Geographical.

What we will be looking for

The judges will be looking for a striking and interesting photograph that relates to the broad variety of issues covered in Geographical, and which could be featured on the front cover of the magazine.

Competition guidelines

* In order to qualify as a cover image, the photograph must present an unusual slant on a subject

* The image should be arresting, with strong visual impact, and should be pin sharp

* Colours should be rich; black and white images should have strong contrast

* Landscapes must have a good depth of field

* The image should be relatively 'clean'; it should not have too much fussy detail

* Remember, the photograph should be able to support the Geographical logo at the top, as well as lines of text detailing the magazine's contents

Prize

The prize includes a tailor-made 16-day safari for two in South Africa with fantastic photographic opportunities, courtesy of Classic Retreats, and a Hasselblad XPan Camera with 45mm lens, worth over 1,600 [pounds sterling]. Three runners-up will each receive a Gitzo Mountaineer Carbon Fibre Tripod worth 290 [pounds sterling].

Competition rules

* The competition is open to anyone 18 years or over, except employees of Geographical magazine and their families.

* Entries will only be accepted as prints. They can be colour or black and white prints. Prints must be at least A4 in size, and must have been taken within the last two years prior to the closing date.

* Please do not send transparencies. …

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