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How to enter the 2018 Getaway Gallery photo competition

Our 2018 Getaway Gallery Competition in association with Canon is now open with fantastic travel and equipment prizes up for grabs!

For a full prize list and to read terms and conditions, go to our Gallery Competition page.

1. What are we looking for?

We have three categories for entry: wildlife, landscapes and culture. We’re looking for original images that make us sit up and take notice. We judge images on three aspects: technical ability, overall aesthetics and storytelling ability.

2. Accepted subject matter and image editing

Read our full description of our allowed criteria for image entry and edits on our Gallery Competition page

3. Resize and rename your images

Resize the longest edge of the image to 15cm at 240 dpi. Save your image under the title (your name_image title) and close your image.

4. Copy, paste and answer the following points into your email

Full name:
Area of Permanent residence:
Brief description of the scene and how you took the image:
Camera model:
Lens model:
Shutter Speed:

5. Send us your images

Email your photos to [email protected] – please note that we accept a maximum of five images a person a month. If you have more than five images to submit, please wait and submit them the following month. The first time you send us an image, you will receive a response saying your image has been submitted. Thereafter, you will not receive any more acknowledgement emails as our server won’t recognize you as a new sender.

Previous finalists and winners

Overall winner 2017: I followed this turtle around a remote unexplored reef in the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. It was not concerned by my presence at all and I remained with it until late in the afternoon, waiting for better light. I eventually took this image when some rabbit fish arrived on the scene. – By Rainer von Brandis, Cape Town. Nikon D200, Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 DX fisheye, ISO 100, f/10, 1/60 sec

Culture winner: In Rwanda this dance is traditionally performed
when welcoming men back from battle. I took this image from ground level using an off-camera flash. – By Nelis Wolmarans, Cape Town. Canon 1Dx, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/2000 sec