“United MileagePlus participants can tour to greater destinations than another U.S. Carrier through United and Star Alliance,” says Luc Bondar, United’s president of MileagePlus and Vice President of Loyalty. “I’m thrilled they’ll have the opportunity to share their pics with us and with AFAR. Our participants are a network of tourists who inspire each other with the images they proportion on their travels.”
This year, entrants can be asked to submit photo entries within 5 distinct categories: People, Outdoors, Cities, Food, and Style & Design. United’s global espresso companion, Illy caffè North America Inc., has also joined to sponsor the Style & Design category for the first time.
“We are very excited to assist this year’s AFAR Photo Awards initiative. Every day, illy is skilled via vacationers in over 140 countries across an extensive spectrum of memorable moments and destinations inclusive of among the world’s first-class airways, cruises, lodges, eating places and cafés,” said Beverly Stotz, Chief Marketing Officer for illy caffè North America. “Travel pictures is a herbal connection for illy in particular when created through a creative lens it’s pushed through ardour, concept, and splendor.”
The award recipients might be decided by using a most advantageous panel of AFAR-curated judges. The winning photos and select judges’ choices could be commemorated at a gallery area in San Francisco and displayed for an exhibit starting in November 2019.
“AFAR is widely recognized and significantly acclaimed for our photography,” said Greg Sullivan, CEO and Cofounder of AFAR, “We’ve continually sought to reveal the sector as it truly is, now not a myth view, but with an constructive lens. The AFAR Photo Awards asks vacationers to share their fine snap shots with us. Here is your threat to be an AFAR Photographer.”
Category and grand winner prizes encompass United Polaris global commercial enterprise air tour to anywhere United flies, cash prizes, illy prizes, booklet in AFAR’s award-triumphing journey magazine and on AFAR.Com, and more.
There is a $10 access price for the first three images. 25% of the proceeds will go to Learning AFAR, AFAR’s non-earnings foundation that introduces the importance of tour to high school students. The opposition is open thru September 18th. Enter now at afar.Com/photoawards. Winners may be announced on November 7, 2019.
About AFAR Media: AFAR Media is the multiplatform media company dedicated to experiential journey, inspiring, guiding, and permitting its target market to have deeper, richer, and more pleasant journey reviews. Founded by using Greg Sullivan and Joe Diaz, AFAR released as a print tour mag at the height of the recession in 2009 to method tour in a way that no other media book became doing, to meet a swiftly-developing appetite among tourists for extra immersive and actual reports. Based in New York and San Francisco, AFAR’s numerous portfolio of structures includes: AFAR mag; AFAR.Com; Learning AFAR; AFAR Advisor, and AFAR Experiences, an exceptional immersive tour occasion series.
About United: United’s shared cause is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” We are greater centered than ever on our dedication to customers via a chain of improvements and improvements designed to assist build a notable revel in: Every consumer. Every flight. Every day. Together, United Airlines and United Express operate about 4,900 flights a day to 355 airports throughout five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated greater than 1.7 million flights sporting more than 158 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s maximum complete route 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 plane and the airline’s United Express companies function 569 regional plane. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides provider to 193 international locations thru 28 member airways. For more information, go to united.Com, observe @United on Twitter and Instagram or join on Facebook.
About illy: Coffee of the highest order, espresso that delights: that is illy’s assignment, passion and obsession. Since our beginnings in Trieste, Italy in 1933, we’ve spent 8 decades refining our signature combination, celebrated internationally as the pinnacle of what espresso may be. To create the correct cup, we choose from simplest the pinnacle 1% of Arabica beans grown around the globe. Coffee is our art. It’s the medium we use to create some thing outstanding. Sip. Savor. Be Inspired.