What inspires your senses? Enter the 2013 Metro Photo Challenge

The Metro Photo Challenge, the world’s biggest photography competition, officially launched on Tuesday with a bit of a front cover twist on the Philadelphia, Boston and New York editions of Metro. We joined Metros from all over the world — we publish 71 editions in 23 countries — who ran covers today in different languages to promote the annual event. Metro editors wanted to prove the point that pictures speak a universal language, understood by all.

The Metro Photo Challenge is open to amateurs and professionals alike with brand-new Instagram integration, an improved user interface and an eight-day photo adventure in Ghana as the grand prize. For the 2013 Challenge, photographers will “sense” the world through photography, submitting in five categories representing the human senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch), plus an additional “sixth sense,” an open-ended category for photographers to interpret in their own creative way. For the first time, photographers will be able to submit via Instagram using the hashtag #MPC2013 and use editing, filters and enhancement — but only in the sixth sense category.

The global grand prize winner will receive a once-in-a-lifetime trip with a social twist. In partnership with Reach for Change, Metro will arrange an eight-day trip to Ghana, West Africa.

Reach for Change is a nonprofit organization supporting local social entrepreneurs who work to improve children’s lives. While on field visits with the Reach for Change team, the winner will get to see and document another side of Africa – far from the images normally shown in the media and in travel brochures.

Go to Metrophotochallenge.com today to enter, and for full details and contest rules on the 2013 Metro Photo Challenge!

Good luck!

 


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Memorial held for Sean Collier, MIT police officer…

More than 1,600 people gathered at MIT on Friday for a memorial service for Sean Collier, the police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the…

National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win

NHL

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1

MLB

MLB video highlights: Orioles top Red Sox, 8-4…

John Lackey roughed up for second straight outing

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.