1. trambeia said: I've been keeping an eye out for some kind of announcement on who won the last few weeks' competitions, but have yet to see anything. I'm guessing this is due to the large number of submissions, but are you guys still selecting winners? If so, will there be a public notification? Thanks!

    Sorry for the delay. One down: http://www.trazzler.com/contests/water

  2. Enter the Work of Art Writing and Photography Contest
We’ve found that taking on an entire museum just doesn’t do justice to the works contained within. This week’s theme narrows the focus to a particular work of art that functions as a microdestination unto itself. We’re leaving the concept of a “work of art” quite open to interpretation. It could be a room of Calder mobiles, a mural that captures a neighborhood’s history, an industrial wasteland transformed into a garden of graffiti, ancient paintings in the Kalahari desert, or an architectural detail on a building… enter now.

    Enter the Work of Art Writing and Photography Contest

    We’ve found that taking on an entire museum just doesn’t do justice to the works contained within. This week’s theme narrows the focus to a particular work of art that functions as a microdestination unto itself. We’re leaving the concept of a “work of art” quite open to interpretation. It could be a room of Calder mobiles, a mural that captures a neighborhood’s history, an industrial wasteland transformed into a garden of graffiti, ancient paintings in the Kalahari desert, or an architectural detail on a building… enter now.

  3. Last week, we launched an iPhone application. More than 50,000 have installed the new app thousands more responded with writing and photography. You can see some of the results here and here.
Download the free app
Trazzler is a free app that makes it simple for you to find great places nearby. But more than that, it’s a bold new experiment that blends editorial vision and the collective creativity and wisdom of thousands of smart explorers people like you—a place where you collaborate with editors to scout out, photograph, and cover the places you love best.
Every week, Trazzler runs photo and writing contests on fun (and even thought-provoking) themes. You can win money, trips, and prizes just for exploring new places and sharing the things you love to do.
The first rule of Trazzler: Be selective. Every single place you find on Trazzler is here because we think it’s good. Period. Real people are working behind the scenes to keep Trazzler clutter free and put the focus on the best places and the best contributors.
Download our free app and you’ll see what we mean:
Find editorially vetted places close to you.
Scout out new places and send them to our editors who will review them and respond within 24 hours.
Submit a photo on any place to enter this week’s contest.
Follow friends and other contributors with similar interests and tastes.
Find out when new places are added close to you.
Get notified every week when new contests and prizes launch.
Create a professional portfolio of photos and writing with feedback from editors.
Read our creative manifesto to see how serious we are about changing the way that people explore the world and share photos and writing about their favorite places.
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    Last week, we launched an iPhone application. More than 50,000 have installed the new app thousands more responded with writing and photography. You can see some of the results here and here.

    Download the free app

    Trazzler is a free app that makes it simple for you to find great places nearby. But more than that, it’s a bold new experiment that blends editorial vision and the collective creativity and wisdom of thousands of smart explorers people like you—a place where you collaborate with editors to scout out, photograph, and cover the places you love best.

    Every week, Trazzler runs photo and writing contests on fun (and even thought-provoking) themes. You can win money, trips, and prizes just for exploring new places and sharing the things you love to do.

    The first rule of Trazzler: Be selective. Every single place you find on Trazzler is here because we think it’s good. Period. Real people are working behind the scenes to keep Trazzler clutter free and put the focus on the best places and the best contributors.

    Download our free app and you’ll see what we mean:

    • Find editorially vetted places close to you.
    • Scout out new places and send them to our editors who will review them and respond within 24 hours.
    • Submit a photo on any place to enter this week’s contest.
    • Follow friends and other contributors with similar interests and tastes.
    • Find out when new places are added close to you.
    • Get notified every week when new contests and prizes launch.
    • Create a professional portfolio of photos and writing with feedback from editors.
    • Read our creative manifesto to see how serious we are about changing the way that people explore the world and share photos and writing about their favorite places.

    CheckMate.io

  4. Weekly Worldwide Writing and Photography Contest Winners—4/11/2012

    Congratulations to the winners of last week’s writing and photography contest:

    This week’s contest is live here:

    Weekly Worldwide Contest 14

    We add new places every week—but please feel free to contact us at suggestions@trazzler.com to suggest a place that you would like to cover.

  5. This week’s writing and photo contest winners

    Congratulations to the winners of our contests last week (and a special thanks to everyone who suggested their favorite indie coffee spots):

    COFFEE CONTEST

    Writing Grand Prize: Ryan Murphy
    Entry:Espresso 77 in Queens, NY
    Writing Grand Prize: Joshua Phelps
    Entry:Café Sacher in Vienna, Austria, Austria

    Photography Grand Prize: Jaime
    Entry: Crucial Coffee Cafe in St Augustine, FL
    Photography Grand Prize: A Lawson
    Entry: IKE Box Cafe in Salem, OR

    Photography Honorable Mentions:
    Joshua Phelps (Entry), Ryan Murphy (Entry), Tom Bentley (Entry)

    Writing Honorable Mentions:
    nicole hs kaufmann (Entry), David Graham (Entry), Allie Marini (Entry), Keely Herrick (Entry), Allie Marini (Entry), RAP (Entry), Debbie Rice (Entry), Joshua Phelps (Entry), Johnpatrick Marr (Entry), Gheanna (Entry), Ryan Murphy (Entry), Heather R. (Entry), Liz Burnham (Entry)

    WEEKLY WORLDWIDE CONTEST

    Writing 1st Place: Tory Braden
    Entry: Pang La Elephant Rehabilitation Center in Ngao, Lampang, Thailand


    Photography 1st Place: Karin-Marijke Vis
    Entry: Historic Inner City of Paramaribo in Paramaribo, Par’bo, Suriname

    Photography Honorable Mentions:
    Tory Braden (Entry), Deja (Entry), A Lawson (Entry), Jaime (Entry), Tory Braden (Entry), Liz Burnham (Entry), Flora Moreno de Thompson (Entry), Sergio Paulino (Entry), Karin-Marijke Vis (Entry), Amy Wall Lerman (Entry), Camilla Mann (Entry)

    Writing Honorable Mentions:
    Ryan Murphy (Entry), Flora Moreno de Thompson (Entry), Tory Braden (Entry), Liz Burnham (Entry), Karin-Marijke Vis (Entry), P Y Huff (Entry), Deja (Entry), Mike Harper (Entry)

  6. New Writing and Photography Contest

    New Weekly Worldwide Writing and Photography Contest

    Writing 1st Place: $50 Contract
    Photography 1st Place: $50 Contract
    Deadline: April 4, 2012

    Our editors add new places around the world every week. Want to cover a place that isn’t on our list? Send a suggestion to suggestions@trazzler.com. Find a place near you.

  7. Weekly Worldwide Writing and Photography Contest Winners—3/28/2012

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    Congratulations to our Weekly Worldwide Contest winners! 

    Writing 1st Place: Audrey Henderson
    Entry: Inland Steel Building in Chicago, IL

    Photography 1st Place: Ryan Murphy
    Entry: Santa Monica Beach State Park in Santa Monica, CA

    Photography Honorable Mentions:
    Laura Star (Entry), Ray (Entry), Terri Corley (Entry), Ann (Entry), Ryan McAlpine (Entry), mikal (Entry), Davis Nika (Entry), Tom Bentley (Entry), Sluggy Smith (Entry), Giancarlo Liguori (Entry), Joshua Phelps (Entry), Diane Harvey-White (Entry)

    Writing Honorable Mentions:
    Cheryl D’souza (Entry), Amanda Espinosa Freerksen (Entry), Audrey Henderson (Entry), Devoni (Entry), Lauren Thompson (Entry), Rebecca (Entry), Liz Burnham (Entry), michael burgan (Entry), Tom Bentley (Entry), Robin Devaux (Entry), Joshua Phelps (Entry), michael burgan (Entry), Ryan Murphy (Entry)

  8. Trazzler Writing and Photography Contest Winners—3-21-12

    Congratulations to the winners of this week’s contests. 

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    Weekly Worldwide Contest

  9. This Week: New Weekly Worldwide Writing and Photography Contest—$100 Prizes

    WEEKLY WORLDWIDE WRITING AND PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

    This week, bigger prizes!

    • Writing 1st Place:$100 Contract
    • Photography 1st Place:$100 Contract
    • Deadline: March 21, 2012

    Find an assignment near you. As always, if you have a place you would like to cover that isn’t on our list, send it to suggestions@trazzler.com and we’ll get back to you in 24 hours or less. Good luck!

  10. Spring Gardens + Weekly Worldwide Writing and Photography Contest Winners

    We had so many impressive entries this week—and a particularly tough time choosing our winners. Need a little color therapy? Take a peek at the photo submissions from our Spring Gardens contest: http://www.trazzler.com/contests/spring-gardens/entries?page=4
    Spring Gardens Contest Winners

    Weekly Worldwide Contest Winners—3/14/2012

  11. Winners of the Weekly Worldwide Writing and Photography Contest—


    Photo credit: Elizabeth

    Weekly Worldwide Contest Winner—2/29/2012

    Photography Honorable Mentions:Camilla Mann (Entry), elizabeth (Entry), P Y Huff (Entry), Liz Burnham (Entry),Joshua Phelps (Entry), Chelsea Johnson (Entry)Writing Honorable Mentions:Kristen Gustafson Hamlin (Entry), Rachel Webb (Entry), Katie Presley (Entry), Tanja Cilia (Entry), Keely Herrick (Entry), Elizabeth Bennett (Entry), Camilla Mann (Entry),Chuck Lenatti (Entry), Kristina Baines (Entry)

    We are now excitedly judging last week’s Spring Gardens and Weekly Worldwide Contests, which ended today and will announce the winners next Wednesday. Loving all of the happy flower photos—thanks to all who submitted! Check out this week’s new Hiking Contest and Weekly Worldwide.

  12. New Writing Contests This Week: Mendocino Hiking and Weekly Worldwide

    Hiking in Mendocino Contest

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    • Writing 1st Place: $50 Writing Contract; 2-Night Hotel Stay in Mendocino
    • Photography 1st Place: $50 Photography Contract; 2-Night Hotel Stay in Mendocino

    Go to Hiking in Mendocino Contest »

    Weekly Worldwide Contest

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    • Writing 1st Place: $50 Contract
    • Photography 1st Place: $50 Contract

    Go to Weekly Worldwide Contest »


    As always, if there’s a place you would like to write or photograph for either contest that’s not on our list, just send it to suggestions@trazzler.com and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

  13. Two new writing and photography contests: spring gardens and weekly worldwide

    Congratulations to this week’s Weekly Worldwide Contest winners:

    New contests this week:

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     Spring Gardens Writing and Photography Contest

    • Writing 1st Place: $100 Writing Contract; 1 Free Hotel Night
    • Photography 1st Place: $100 Photography Prize; 1 Free Hotel Night
    • Deadline: March 7, 2012

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    • Deadline: March 7, 2012

    As always, if there’s a place you would like to write or photograph for either contest that’s not on our list, just send it to suggestions@trazzler.com and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

  14. Writing and Photography Contest Winners— February 22

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    Photo: Camilla Mann

    We had another great batch of entries this week.  Thanks to all who took the time to submit and congratulations to our winners:

    Philadelphia History Contest (LINK)

    Photography Honorable Mentions:Katie W. (Entry), Jessica Brau (Entry)
    Writing Honorable Mentions:Lindsey Esplin (Entry), Alexa Singleton (Entry), Nicole Garman (Entry)

    Weekly Worldwide Contest (LINK)

    Photography Honorable Mentions:Heidi Braley (Entry), Nienke Krook (Entry), Nienke Krook (Entry), Cynthia Scarborough (Entry), Sara Leikin (Entry), Steve Stumpf (Entry), Danielle (Entry),Ryan Murphy (Entry)
    Writing Honorable Mentions:Ryan Murphy (Entry), Laura (Entry), Emma Brooks (Entry), Judy Denham(Entry), Liz Burnham (Entry), Steve Stumpf (Entry), Camilla Mann (Entry),Cynthia Scarborough (Entry)

  15. Winners Announced

    Congrats to new writing and photo contest winners: Keely Herrick, Jacy Sequeira Brooks , Brendan McGuigan, Vanessa Kirkpatrick.

    Photo by Jacy Sequeira Brooks   

    See the rest of the winners and enter this week’s contest here.