Travel Photo Contest!

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On location

In honor of my 3 year anniversary of writing for Wanderlust & Lipstick, we are celebrating by hosting an open photography contest during the month of May! Send us your best travel-related shot, and you could be the winner of a PacSafe camera bag valued at $110!

How it works:


  • Submit ONE travel-related photo to wanderlustandlipstick (at) gmail (dot) com (no nudity, please!)
  • Put “photo contest” in the subject line
  • Be sure to include your name, a title, and location where the photo was taken
  • Try to keep the photo sized at 480×360
  • Photos will be added to this post in order of receipt
  • People will vote, via a comment, for what they consider to be the best image (Tell your friends to vote for your photo!)
  • Deadline to enter: May 27th 11:59pm Pacific Time
  • Winner with the most votes will be notified no later than June 3, 2010, and must respond within 3 days in order to receive prize. Only US or Canadian citizens may win due to shipping restrictions.


Like something you see? Want to support a friend?

  • Leave a comment below voting for your favorite photo
  • Be sure to leave the Number and Title of the image so there’s no question as to which one has your thumbs up
  • One vote allowed per person and you must leave your email address so that we can deter multiple votes. Email addresses will not be shared.
  • Deadline to vote: May 31st, 11:59pm Pacific Time

Here’s some info on the PacSafe bag:Camsafe 200 from Pacsafe

CamSafe 200 is a Camera Shoulder Bag that can be customized to fit a digital SLR camera, several lenses and a flash. Interior includes specially designed pockets for smaller items such as cords, batteries and SD cards. Features tamperproof zippers, snatchproof strap with built-in combination lock, slashproof panels and a slashproof shoulder strap. Never worry about your gear getting ripped off again! Great for travelers wanting comfort and safety. Value is $110!

Adventure on, and get shooting!


Photo Entries

#1 “Moon Rise on Manitowish” by Molly Dietlin,
taken August 2009 in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin.

“Walking the streets of Vancouver” by Melanie Calcut,
taken March 2010 in Vancouver, Washington.

“Almost Paradise” by Victoria Schilke,
taken in Playa Mujeres, Mexico.

“Smiling Lady” by Lisa Chavis (What Boundaries? Live Your Dream!),
taken at the Bangkok Floating Market, Thailand.
fm2 (456 x 342)

“New Beginning” by Hans Ravnaas,
taken in Old Town Stockholm, Sweden.

“Hochburg Frames” by Roy P. Boland,
taken in April 2010 in Germany.

“Ship of the Desert” by Meg O’Brien,
taken in July 2009 in Mombasa, Kenya.

“Graffiti Climbing Wall” by Jackie Boucher,
taken at the San Diego Children’s Museum.

“Daily Reflections” by Norah Langweiler,
taken in Venice, Italy.

“Desert Guides” by Lauren Van Mullem,
taken in Rajasthan, India.

“Om mani padme hum” by Beth Shepherd,
taken at the Ganden Monastery, Tibet.
Om mani padme hum

“Finding a camel in a desert, is like…” by Karsten McNulty,
taken in Morocco, 2006.

#13 “Be at peace in my arms!” by Neha Badheka,
taken on the Charles Bridge in Prague, June 2007.

#14 “Blue Skies and the London Eye” by Shannon McDonough,
taken in London, 2005.

#15 “Lizard House” by Denise Renaghan Collie,
taken at The National Zoo in Washington DC, May 2009.
#16 “Onwards to Turk” by David Cassidy,
taken at White Strand, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
White Strand

#17 “Renvyle” by Michelle Duffy,
taken in Connemara, Ireland.

#18 “Steak tartare” by Mark Besso,
taken alongside the harbor in Nice, France.

304 thoughts on “Travel Photo Contest!

  1. I am voting for #13 “Be at peace in my arms!” by Neha Badheka,
    taken on the Charles Bridge in Prague, June 2007.
    The play of light and shade compliments the beauty of the lady on pillar. Also reminds me of Vermeer’s artworks. Awesome capture!

  2. # 13 – I am voting for #13 “Be at peace in my arms!” by Neha Badheka,
    taken on the Charles Bridge in Prague, June 2007.

  3. voting for #13… first of all, i love the title of the shot! and then i love the angle and the story created.

  4. I vote for #13 – love the complexity of the light in the shot – bright light coming through dark shadowy clouds creating a backdrop for the dark relief of the statue, plus the message in the title!

  5. my choice is number 7. the colors are so vibrant. and great contrrast with the background. i feel like i am there

  6. #13 ‘Be at peace in my arms!” is my favorite. What an awesome play on light and shadows!!! Excellent piece of art.

  7. number 7 the ships of the desert is my all time favorite. it was a very hard decision to make becasue they all were very good. i love the subject and the colors were so vibrant and the background was a hit. it makes me want to go back.

  8. #7 i love the desert. i live in the desert and the colors on the camel just is a wow in the foreground. well done

  9. hard decison. but number seven is my all time favorite. and the title is great. camels do make things move in the desert. so #7 is a hit

  10. #7 contacted all my friends and we voted and we all loved the ships of the desert. grest subject, great contrast between subject and background. clairity is wonderful. i want to go there and see them in person.

  11. i picked number 7. it was a very hard decision. all the pictures were wonderful. camels and desert. perfect picture

  12. a picture that takes your beath away. who would think that you wouild have such great contrast with the desert as a background. number 7 does it for me

  13. #13 is the BOMB . . . love it . . . it means a lot for those who have a stressful and “stuck-in-a-rut” lifestyle . . .

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