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Your great Hawaii photo could win a free Maui vacation from HAWAII Magazine

Hawaii_Maui_photo_contestDo you have a stunning Hawaii photograph? One that captures the breathtaking beauty of our lush landscapes and shorelines. Or a memorable moment depicting people and culture in the Islands. How about an artistic abstract shot?

If so, enter your best photos in HAWAII Magazine’s 15th annual Photo Contest. Your photography could win you a grand-prize six-day/five-night stay at The Kapalua Villas on Maui’s west side, airfare and various other goodies, such as a chic digital camera fitted with a powerful 5x optical zoom, a 28 mm wide-angle lens, and an optical image stabilizer.

The contest is open to entries through Aug. 9, 2013. Prizes will be awarded for the most awe-inspiring, Hawaii-focused images. You may enter photos in the four categories listed here.

People — Photos depicting individuals or groups, residents or visitors doing anything or nothing at all (outdoors or indoors) on any island.

Outdoors — Photos depicting Hawaii’s landscapes/seascapes — natural or man-made, country or urban, mountain/beach (mauka/makai), close-up or at a distance.Hawaii_Maui_photo_contest

Culture — Photos depicting Hawaii’s diverse cultures — from Hawaiian to Japanese to Filipino and everything in between. Images may feature events, activities, artifacts, memorabilia, architecture, people, etc. Images may spotlight a single culture or many.

Abstract — Photos depicting Hawaii or elements of Hawaii in a creative or rarely seen way. This category serves as an invitation for you to get experimental.

Your submitted photos can be of anything that falls into any one of these categories, but all entries must have been photographed in Hawaii after May 2010. Entries that fail to comply with photo contest rules will be disqualified. Photos will not be returned.

The grand-prize (one winner) will get airfare for two to Maui from the winner’s nearest Hawaiian Airlines gateway city, plus a six-day/five-night stay at The Kapalua Villas on Maui. Also, the grand-prize winner will get: a three-day car rental from Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group; a $100 gift certificate for Star Noodle restaurant on Maui; a $50 gift certificate for The Gazebo restaurant on Maui; and a Jams Throw and Surf line Hawaii towel from Jams World. Finally, for taking the best in show title for HAWAII Magazine’s 15th annual Photo Contest, the grand-prize winner will get a Canon PowerShot A3400 IS digital camera and an 8GB SOHC card.Hawaii_Maui_photo_contest

First-place prizes (one winner in each category) will score an Oahu tour for two from Gray Line Hawaii/Polynesian Adventure Tours, a pillow from Jams World, a gift pack from Maui Preserved, two day passes for Waimea Valley on Oahu, and two day passes for Wet’n’Wild Hawaii on Oahu.

Second-place winners (one in each category) will pick up a Surf Line Hawaii towel from Jams World, a gift pack from Maui Preserved, two day passes for Waimea Valley on Oahu, and two day passes for Wet’n’Wild Hawaii on Oahu.

Click here to check out the official contest rules. And click here to take a look at the official entry form.

Need some visual inspiration? Check out photo galleries of our 2012 and 2011 HAWAII Magazine Photo Contest winners and finalists by clicking the links below.

2013 HAWAII Magazine Photo Contest winners and finalists

2012 HAWAII Magazine Photo Contest winners and finalists

The winning photos will be published in the January/February 2014 issue of HAWAII Magazine. Additionally, winners and finalist photos will be published on HawaiiMagazine.com.

Entries must be postmarked no later than Fri., Aug. 9, 2013. That leaves you with about three months to sort through your best shots or to focus your lens on Hawaii.

Good luck, photographers! We’re looking forward to seeing your best shots!

A big mahalo to all of our 15th annual HAWAII Magazine Photo Contest sponsors. Please click on their links above to find out more about them.

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Photos: (top) second-place, people category (2013) Gavin Shigesato; (middle) second-place, Kauai category (2012), Lisa Boyer; (bottom) and grand-prize winner (2013), Christian Del Rosario.

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