2016 Reality Tours Photo Contest

Have you traveled with Global Exchange Reality Tours?
Enter our 2016 Photo Contest!
A picture is worth 1,000 words, so tell us about your experience on a Global Exchange Reality Tour with a photo! Starting today, Reality Tours will be accepting submissions from any and all past Reality Tour participants, so if you have traveled with us, you’re eligible to participate! Photos will be judged based on how well they capture the essence of your Reality Tour.
Have you been wanting to travel again but keep finding reasons you can’t? Winning this contest can make it possible!
The contest will have two awards, one chosen by Global Exchange staff (Grand Prize) and one chosen by public vote on our Facebook Page (Popular Choice).
  • The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a $500 discount off a Reality Tour (valid through July 31, 2017) 
  • The Popular Choice winner will receive a Fair Trade gift package

Email your submissions to realitytours@globalexchange.org and, if you use social media, post them on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #GXphotocontest! The deadline to enter is Sunday, July 31, 2016 at midnight so submit yours as soon as possible! Read submission guidelines below for more details or email us if you have any other questions about the contest.
Your photos will be used to help Global Exchange spread the word about Reality Tours! We look forward to seeing the beautiful pictures you’ve collected! Good luck!


Submission Guidelines

Photos will be judged based on how well they capture the essence of your trip. Enter photos that capture the people, country, and themes you interacted with or exchanges between your group members and the people you visited. Abstract photos that don't reflect where you have traveled are not ranked as positively.

  1. Email all submission to realitytours@globalexchange.org by July 31st at midnight. Likes will be tallied from facebook on Friday August 5th at 5pm and winners announced on August 8th. 
  2. Only past Reality Tour participants are eligible to submit photos and win the prizes. 
  3. Limit to 3 digital/scanned photo submissions per participant.  
  4. Include your name, contact information, and the country and date of the Reality Tour for each photo you enter.
  5. Creative photo captions and brief written reflections on your trip are welcome and encouraged! 
  6. All photos will be posted to the Global Exchange Facebook page in our photo contest album.
  7. The deadline for submission is July 31st at midnight, which is when the likes will be tallied from Facebook. 
  8. The Grand Prize winner will be contacted the following day through whatever means they chose. The Popular Choice winner will be announced on Facebook and contacted individually to receive their prize through the mail.
  9. By submitting a photo(s), you agree to allow Global Exchange Reality Tours to use the submitted image(s) in our print and online media. Please specify if you would like to be credited.

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