Following the achievement of the AFAR Photo Awards in 2018, AFAR Media and United MileagePlus have again partnered on an international look for aspiring images expertise. The 2019 AFAR Photo Awards will have a good time the various and innovative methods tourists seize the world.
“United MileagePlus members can journey to more destinations than some other U.S. Carrier via United and Star Alliance,” says Luc Bondar, United’s president of MileagePlus and Vice President of Loyalty. “I’m thrilled they will have the possibility to percentage their photos with us and with AFAR. Our participants are a network of travelers who inspire each other with the images they proportion on their travels.”
This year, entrants could be requested to post picture entries within five awesome classes: People, Outdoors, Cities, Food, and Style & Design. United’s worldwide coffee partner, Illy caffè North America Inc., has additionally joined to sponsor the Style & Design class for the primary time.
“We are very excited to guide this 12 months’ AFAR Photo Awards initiative. Every day, illy is experienced with the aid of vacationers in over one hundred forty international locations across a wide spectrum of memorable moments and locations such as many of the international’s high-quality airlines, cruises, motels, restaurants, and cafés,” said Beverly Stotz, Chief Marketing Officer for illy caffè North America. “Travel pictures is a natural connection for illy in particular when created thru a creative lens this is pushed via passion, notion, and beauty.”
The award recipients might be decided by means of a choicest panel of AFAR-curated judges. The winning photos and pick out judges’ choices might be venerated at a gallery area in San Francisco and displayed for a showcase starting in November 2019.
“AFAR is widely known and critically acclaimed for our images,” stated Greg Sullivan, CEO and Cofounder of AFAR, “We’ve constantly sought to expose the arena as it truely is, now not a fabled view, however with an optimistic lens. The AFAR Photo Awards asks tourists to proportion their satisfactory pics with us. Here is your hazard to be an AFAR Photographer.”
Category and grand winner prizes include United Polaris global enterprise air travel to everywhere United flies, cash prizes, silly prizes, publication in AFAR’s award-winning travel mag and on AFAR.Com, and more.
There is a $10 entry charge for the primary three images. 25% of the proceeds will visit Learning AFAR, AFAR’s non-profit basis that introduces the importance of the journey to high school students. The competition is open via September 18th. Enter now at afar.Com/photoawards. Winners will be introduced on November 7, 2019.
About AFAR Media: AFAR Media is the multiplatform media enterprise dedicated to the experiential tour, inspiring, guiding, and enabling its audience to have deeper, richer, and more pleasurable journey stories. Founded by way of Greg Sullivan and Joe Diaz, AFAR released as a print journey mag at the height of the recession in 2009 to method travel in a manner that no other media e-book turned into doing, to fulfill a unexpectedly-developing urge for food among vacationers for extra immersive and genuine reviews. Based in New York and San Francisco, AFAR’s diverse portfolio of systems consists of AFAR mag; AFAR.Com; Learning AFAR; AFAR Advisor, and AFAR Experiences, an exclusive immersive tour event series.
About United: United’s shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” We are extra targeted than ever on our commitment to customers through a chain of innovations and improvements designed to assist construct a first-rate enjoy: Every consumer. Every flight. Every day. Together, United Airlines and United Express operate approximately four,900 flights a day to 355 airports throughout five continents. In 2018, United and United Express-operated greater than 1.7 million flights wearing greater than 158 million clients. United is proud to have the arena’s most complete course community, such as U.S. Mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 779 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express providers function 569 local planes. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which offers provider to 193 nations via 28 member airlines. For extra statistics, visit united.Com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or join on Facebook.