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YOUR PHOTO COULD WIN YOU A FREE HAWAII VACATION!

Want to win a vacation in Hawaii? That stunning photo you snapped on your last visit to our Islands could be the grand-prize winner in our 16th Annual HAWAII Magazine Photo Contest!

We're flying our grand-prize winner to Maui on Hawaiian Airlines for a six-day/five-night stay at the Aston Kaanapali Shores, and a great vacation prize package! 

Please read the Official Photo Contest Rules, listed below, carefully. You may enter up to eight (8) photos, but no more than two (2) per category, by Fri., Aug. 8, 2014.

There will be nine prizes—one grand prize, four first-place and four second-place prizes. Winning photos will be published in the January/February 2015 issue of HAWAII Magazine.


Enter your photos in one of the following four categories:


• PEOPLE:

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


• OUTDOORS:

Photos depicting Hawaii's multitude of outdoor landscapes—scenic or not-so-scenic, natural or man-made, country or urban, land or sea, mountain or beach, close up or faraway.


• CULTURE:

Photos depicting Hawaii's many diverse cultures—from Hawaiian to Japanese, Korean to Filipino, and everything in between. Images may be of events, people, activities, artifacts, memorabilia, architecture, locations, etc., spotlighting a single culture or many.


• ABSTRACT:

Photos depicting Hawaii or elements of Hawaii in a unique, creative or rarely seen way. This is your chance to get experimental on us so go ahead and indulge!



Your submitted photos can be of anything matching each category, but need to have been photographed in Hawaii after May 2011.


Entries that fail to comply with photo contest rules will be disqualified. Photos will not be returned.



HERE ARE THIS YEAR'S PRIZES:

GRAND PRIZE (one winner):

• Airfare for two to Maui from Hawaiian Airlines from your nearest Hawaiian Airlines gateway city.

• A six-day/five-night stay at the Aston Kaanapali Shores.

• A six-day car rental from Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group.

• A Maui Light Chaser Private Half-Day Photo Ecotour with Photo Safari Hawaii.

• A gift box from Lanikai Bath and Body.

• A gift box from BIg Island Bees Organic Hawaiian Honey

• A $50 gift certificate for The Gazebo restaurant on Maui.

• Two adult tickets to Ulalena at Maui Theatre.

• Two adult tickets to Burn'n Love at Maui Theatre.


FIRST-PLACE PRIZES (one winner in each category):

• First-place winners in each category will receive a gift box from Big Island Bees Organic Hawaiian Honey, a gift box from Lanikai Bath and Body, two adult passes to the Battleship Missouri Memorial, two adult passes to Waimea Valley and a jewelry piece from Ka Hoku Kai by Shanda's Hawaiian Designs.


SECOND-PLACE PRIZES (one winner in each category):

• First-place winners in each category will receive a gift box from Big Island Bees Organic Hawaiian Honey, a gift box from Lanikai Bath and Body, two adult passes to the Battleship Missouri Memorial and two adult passes to Waimea Valley.


Official Contest Rules. Please read these before entering.

1.    All contest entries must be postmarked by Fri., Aug. 8, 2014.

2.    HAWAII Magazine’s contest is open to all photographers, except employees of HAWAII Magazine, PacificBasin Communications and aio Group.

3.    Contestants may enter two (2) photographs per category for a maximum of eight (8) entries. Each entry must be submitted separately, one per envelope.

4.    Please write the category of the photograph on the front, lower left-hand corner of your mailing envelope.

5.    Color, black and white, and sepia pictures (no glass-mounted slides) are eligible.

6.    Prints must be 4-by-6 inches or larger. Please do not send negatives.

7.    We highly encourage digital photography, but each digital photo must be submitted on a CD or USB flash drive and accompanied with a photo print. One image per CD or USB flash drive. Do not email photos to us.

8.    Please do not send your only copy of a photo. Photos/CDs/USB flash drives will not be returned.

9.    Digital images must be formatted to 300 dpi (TIFF, EPS or JPG format) or larger.

10.    Only photos taken in Hawaii are eligible. All photos should state when and where they were taken and (if possible) include the names of people pictured. Photos submitted must have been taken after May 2011.

11.    A signed model release form is not needed if the photo was taken at a public event or festival, or depicts an immediate family member.

12.    Each photograph entered must have a separate, completed entry form. Photocopies of the entry form are acceptable.

13.    HAWAII Magazine and PacificBasin Communications are not responsible for lost or damaged photos.

14.    Photos previously published in other publications, magazines or books and photos that have won, placed or been published in other photo contests are ineligible.

15.    Winners will be notified in December 2014, after final judging by HAWAI‘I Magazine.

16.    Winning photos in our 16th Annual Photo Contest will be published in the January/February 2015 issue of HAWAII Magazine.

17.    Winners and submitting photographers retain copyright of their photos, but grant nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable and worldwide rights to HAWAII Magazine and PacificBasin Communications to use, crop, enlarge, reduce and/or modify the photos, and to reproduce and to distribute the photo in print and all other formats, methods, and technologies of distribution of any kind, now known or later developed.

18.    HAWAII Magazine and PacificBasin Communications reserve the right to publish all entered photographs and winning photographs and to utilize them in the marketing and promotion of HAWAII Magazine and PacificBasin Communications in unlimited perpetuity.

19.    HAWAII Magazine reserves the right to publish photo contest entries and photo contest winners for editorial purposes in HAWAII Magazine and on HawaiiMagazine.com in unlimited perpetuity.

20.    Entries that fail to comply with the Official Photo Contest Rules will be disqualified.

21.    Winner is solely responsible for all taxes, costs, and fees associated with all prizes.

22.    Mahalo for entering! Good luck!