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!

 



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