The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Winners

Published August 7, 2014
Updated January 24, 2018
Byron Inggs Traveler Photo Contest

Photo by Byron Inggs. Source: NY Daily News

National Geographic Traveler magazine is every jet setter’s dream. Chock full of travel tips, guides to exotic locales and full-page color spreads of some of the most beautiful sights imaginable, the magazine could make even the most stationary homebody beg for adventure. So it’s no surprise each year when thousands of photographers worldwide provide images for the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

The rules are simple: photographers submit a recent digital picture for one of four categories that include travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place or spontaneous moments. The judges then evaluate submissions, and winners are announced relatively soon after.

2014 Travelers Contest Winners

Photo by Agnieszka Traczewska. Source: IB Times

National Geographic 2014 Traveler Photo Contest Awards

Photo by Marko Korosec. Source: NY Daily News

Evan Cole 2014 Travelers Awards

Photo by Evan Cole. Source: NY Daily News

More than 18,000 photographs were submitted for this year’s National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Of this vast array of images, judges chose only three Grand Prize winners and seven merit awards, and awarded the Viewer’s Choice Award seen below. Aside from press and enhanced visibility, National Geographic Traveler also offers winners some of the coolest free vacations one could imagine. This year’s winners will be tour Alaska, cruise down the coast of Maine and take a five-day photography class in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Winners

Photo by Marcelo Castro. Source: NY Daily News

Duowen Chen 2014 Photo Submission

Photo by Duowen Chen. Source: NY Daily News

Susie Stern Travel Photo Submission

Photo by Susie Stern. Source: NY Daily News

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