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Enter photo competitions for V!VA’s upcoming guidebooks. Your photo could appear on the cover of our next travel guide!

VIVA Travel Guides Photo Contests

After sharing your photos of your trip to Peru or Ecuador with family and friends, there’s one more place you can dazzle eyes: the V!VA Travel Guides’ community.

V!VA Travel Guides is having two contests for the best photo of Peru and Ecuador.

Each winner will have his or her photograph published on the cover of latest edition V!VA Travel Guides Ecuador & Galápagos and V!VA Travel Guides Peru, and each receive $100.

For complete guidelines, see the V!VA Travel Guides website. The deadline for entering photographs of Peru is Monday, October 1 and for Ecuador, the deadline is Thursday, November 1, 2012.

Winners will be chosen by the V!VA Travel Guides facebook community. To vote, like Viva Travel Guides – Peru and Viva Travel Guides – Ecuador on facebook, then choose your favorite shots.  Tell your family and friends to vote and show their pride in your photographic eye!

Voting ends the same day as the entry to the contest – So enter early, to have the best chance to receive a lot of votes.

Good luck!

 

VIVA Trivia Contest: Win a guidebook!

Want a free VIVA eBook of your choice? We’re giving one away to the winner of this week’s VIVA Trivia Contest. The first person to answer these 10 questions correctly is our winner.

1) What is the highest (de facto) capital city in the world?

2) The equator passes through which South American countries?

3) The setting of the novel Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel García Marquez, is widely considered to be based on which city?

4) In which country was this photo taken?

5. Whose famous landing on the Paracas peninsula is marked with a monument?

6. The condor is the national bird of which four countries?

7. The northernmost road crossing of the Argentina-Chile border is at which pass?

8. Changa, often made with chicken, is a popular dish originating in which country?

9. Which South American country inaugurated a former guerrilla as its president in 2011?

10. In which country was this photo taken?

Send your responses in to nick@vivatravelguides.com before 9 am EDT on Monday, April 4th. The first person to send in all the correct answers will be our winner. If no one gets all of them right, I will cry a little bit and then declare the person with the most correct answers the winner. VIVA employees, as well as their family members and pets, are ineligible.

Mystery Photo: July 2010!

On the last Friday of every month, V!VA posts a photograph from a country in Latin America. Your job is to guess what country it’s from. Feel free to be even more specific (city, town, beach, building, plaza, etc.) if you can.

Guess the country by leaving a comment below. Each month, we will randomly choose a winner from those who answer correctly to receive a FREE V!VA eBook chapter from a country of your choosing. The answer will be revealed next week.

Here is the July 2010 Mystery Photo:

July 2010 Mystery Photo (By Will Gray)

Mystery Photos: June 2010

Introducing a new addition to the V!VA blog: Mystery Photos.

During the last week of every month, V!VA will post a photograph from a country in Latin America. Your job is to guess what country it’s from. Feel free to be even more specific (which beach, town, city, jungle, region, etc.?).

Guess the country by leaving a comment on the blog post. Each month, we will randomly choose a winner from those who answer correctly to receive a free V!VA eBook chapter from a country of your choosing.

Here is the June 2010 Mystery Photo:

Guess the country! Mystery Photo 1, Photograph by Will Gray.

The answer will be revealed on Monday, July 5.

VIVA Cover Photo Contests for Ecuador and Peru

Congratulations to Luciano Stabel, winner of our Flickr Cover Photo Contest for Chile! His beautiful photo of Puerto Varas will appear on our premier guidebook to Chile, due out later this year!

Want your photo to appear on the cover of our upcoming guidebooks?

VIVA Travel Guides is happy to announce FOUR upcoming Flickr Cover Photo Contests!! Whether you’re a professional photojournalist, amateur photographer or simply a wanderlusting backpacker with a good eye (and camera), we invite all travelers to submit their photos. Entering is free, and you can submit as many photos as you want!

Winner gets $100 and the coveted cover of the upcoming guidebook!

If your photos doesn’t win, don’t fret: Runners up get their name and photo inside the guidebook itself.

You already show off your amazing travel photos to your friends and family — why not gain a little exposure and help travel guide readers see the beauty of this world? Visit our Flickr Contest Pages below to read contest guidelines.

Ready, Set, Snap!

Upcoming Contests

Cover Photo Contest for Argentina: Deadline Extended to November 1st!

Attention all travelers and photographers: VIVA Travel Guides has extended its Argentina Cover Photo Contest to November 1st!

You already show off your photos to friends and family – now you can help other travelers experience the allure of Argentina by submitting your photos for our premier guidebook to Argentina! Whether it’s a dramatic tango shot from Buenos Aires, a quaint capture of a winery around Mendoza, or a serene snapshot of the Lake District, we crave all photos authentic and aesthetic.

Winner gets $100 and the coveted cover of the travel guide! Runners up get their photo and name credited inside the travel guide.

Visit our Flickr Contest Page to read contest details and submit photos. Entering is simple and free!

Are you a well-seasoned traveler? Be sure to check out our Photography Contest Page for upcoming contests for future guidebooks

NEXT COVER CONTEST DEADLINE

December 1: Cusco and Machu Picchu

One Week Left for Bolivia Cover Photo Contest!

Snap & Snag

(The cover of our next guidebook!)

Bolivia Cover Photo Contest Deadline: September 1st

You already show off your Bolivia photos to friends and family — now’s your chance share them with other travelers (and win cash, too!).  You still have one week to submit your Bolivia photos for our upcoming travel guide, so hurry and enter at our Flickr page!

  • Winner gets $100 and the coveted cover of our premier guidebook for Bolivia
  • Runners-up get their photo (and name) inside the guidebook

Are you a well-seasoned traveler? Check out our Photography Contests page for more countries and competitions.

Upcoming photo contests:

  • October 1: Peru
  • November 1: Argentina
  • November 1: Costa Rica
  • December 1: Southern Mexico
  • December 1: Honduras

Nicaragua Photo Contest Deadline: August 1st!

Snap & Snag

(The cover of our next guidebook!)

Nicaragua Cover Photo Contest

You already show off your Nicaragua photos to friends and family — now’s your chance share them with other travelers (and win cash, too!).  You still have one week to submit your Nicaragua photos for our upcoming travel guide, so hurry and enter at our Flickr page!

  • Winner gets $100 and the coveted cover of our premier guidebook for Nicaragua
  • Runners-up get their photo (and name) inside the guidebook

Are you a well-seasoned traveler? Then check out our Photography Contests page for more countries and competitions.

Upcoming photo contests:

  • September 1: Bolivia
  • October 1: Peru
  • November 1: Argentina
  • November 1: Costa Rica
  • December 1: Southern Mexico
  • December 1: Honduras