€500 cash prize up for grabs in worldwide travel competition!

Following on from the successful photography competition in 2015 held by one of Spain’s best known websites, spainbuddy.com, the owners of the site are running another competition. Last year the winner chosen from hundreds of entries walked away with a €300 travel voucher, this year the prize has been increased to €500 (or the equivalent in cash).

Unlike last year when entries were restricted to images of Spain, this year the competition has been opened to a much wider audience.

Alan Gandy the co-owner of the website, and a professional photographer and former lecturer himself says We’re inviting travel photography from anywhere in the world, be that places, people, landscapes, activities, cities…. You name it, we want to see it. Anything from beautiful images of incredible landscapes and places through to reportage and gritty documentary are welcome. What is important is simply that it’s great photography. We’re hoping to find something special, something mind blowing…”

Judging will be in two rounds.

  1. The judges will each select a number of images, these selections will make up a shortlist
  2. The finalists will be named and opened up to a public vote through the website and social media in December to establish the winning image


Steve Ellaway, Wales, UK – He worked as principal photographer at English Heritage North and later became a lecturer in photography at Swansea Metropolitan University and Filton Collge Bristol, where he taught for 20 years. He has had work published in the British Journal of Photography, Phototech Magazine and the German leading online Magazine: Kwerfeldein. He was recently voted as the British Landscape Photographer of the year by the ‘Outdoor Photographer’ Magazine.

Allegra Boverman, USA – a New York native, is a freelance photographer in New Hampshire and an accomplished and award winning photojournalist. She has been taking photos since she was a child, taught first by her father; and, while she was an English major in college, also studied photography and art history; including some masters work in photography and visual communication.

Alan Gandy, Spain – is the co-owner of spainbuddy.com, a professional photographer and former lecturer with a fine art photography degree from much longer ago than he cares to talk about.  Alan has had his work published, exhibited, and sold to collectors around the world.

For full information on the competition and the rules visit

www.spainbuddy.com/ travel-photography-competition-2016

Photo: 2015 competition winner- Barcelona by Anca Cernoschi, Romania