The Photo society’s Instagram Contest

What You Need to Know

Your Judge

Melissa Farlow

Melissa Farlow has worked extensively in the American West for National Geographic—driving 20,000 miles for a magazine story and book on public lands—and more recently, photographing mustang herds. Another driving trip took her through South America to chronicle life along the Pan American highway for a National Geographic book titled “The Long Road South.” Other National Geographic magazine stories feature varied subjects, such as culture and climate change in the Alps and West Virginia’s mountaintop removal mining. Themes of land and people are chronicled in Alaska’s Tongass forest, Okefenokee Swamp, Hudson Valley, Meadowlands, National Road, Kentucky horse country and Olympic National Park. She has also covered invasive species and created a photo-biography of landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted. Melissa is a photojournalist in the documentary tradition. She often works with her husband, Randy Olson, and their work has taken them to 50 countries over the past 20 years. Even though they are published in LIFE, GEO, Smithsonian and other magazines, they have primarily worked on projects for the National Geographic Society. They normally work individually, but have co-produced National Geographic magazine stories on northern California, American national parks, and the Alps. They photographed the southern United States for a book by Collins Publishing and have collaborated on more than 70 books by various publishers.

 

 

Prizes

2 Grand Prizes

Two Grand Prizes will be awarded. Winners will each receive a $500 American Express gift card courtesy
of Alamo Rent A Car.

Rules

How to enter ?

What You Need To Know

The snow melts, an icy forest pond begins to stir. The subtle changes in the world around us lead to thoughts of springtime trips and adventures best embarked upon when the land has thawed. Join us in these warmer-weather daydreams by entering this week’s Alamo Rent A Car – sponsored Instagram Contest thematically focused on spring trips. Whether it’s driving out to sleep under the stars or climbing that last icy crag, show us photos of what spring travel means to you by using #TPSMySpring, #TPSContest, and @AlamoRentACar.

Prize

Two Grand Prizes: The Grand Prize Winners will each receive a $500 American Express gift card courtesy of Alamo Rent A Car.

Rules How to Enter

1) Upload a photo to your personal Instagram account

2) Caption your image and include #TPSMySpring #TPSContest and @AlamoRentACar Include a brief write-up (2-5 sentences) in your caption telling us how your entry relates to the theme and why it’s personally significant to you.

3) Follow @alamorentacar and @thephotosociety on Instagram Contestants can enter an unlimited amount of times. Images that have been entered in prior The Photo Society contests are not eligible.

Contestant must be the creator/owner of the entered image(s). Images must not be manipulated in any way. The Photo Society reserves the right to request the original image file for any winning image to verify its authenticity. Entries must be posted or reposted from a public account during the entry period. You cannot simply “tag” an older photo/video. Those posted from private accounts and/or posted outside of the entry period will not be considered eligible. Please see the Submission Requirements for the photos below for additional details. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Instagram account. Your photo must be published to your own Instagram account during the duration of the campaign or entries will not be acknowledged. This week’s contest is limited to residents of the United States who are 25+.

Click HERE for a complete list of rules

The contest begins on Monday March 27, 2017 at 12:00pm EST and will end on Friday March 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

Step by step Instructions

Step 1

Take or upload a photo to your personal Instagram account

Step 2

Caption your image and include #TPSMySpring, #TPSContest, @ThePhotoSociety and @AlamoRentACar. Include a brief write-up (2-5 sentences) in your caption telling us how your entry relates to the theme and why it’s personally significant to you.

Step 3

Follow @AlamoRentACar and @thephotosociety on Instagram

Step 4

Tell your friends to enter!