1. Jennifer Boyer won photography 1st Place for submitting on Bruneau Dunes State Park in Bruneau, ID as part of the Weekly Contest. Plus, later in August, we will be launching multiple iPhone apps (some in partnership with official tourism bureaus) specific to cities and regions across the country: Mendocino County; DC Metro; San Francisco Bay Area; Monterey County; New York City; Los Angeles; Portland; Chicago; Boston; San Diego; Philadelphia; The Berkshires; The Finger Lakes; Paso Robles; Lake Tahoe; Austin; Willamette Valley; Hudson Valley; Minneapolis; Jacksonville Area.
This week, we’re sending the winning photographer of the photography contest off to one of these destinations to cover the pool of places our editors recommend. The prize is a $250 freelance contract to spend one day shooting.Details: http://openplac.es/contests

    Jennifer Boyer won photography 1st Place for submitting on Bruneau Dunes State Park in Bruneau, ID as part of the Weekly Contest. 

    Plus, later in August, we will be launching multiple iPhone apps (some in partnership with official tourism bureaus) specific to cities and regions across the country: Mendocino County; DC Metro; San Francisco Bay Area; Monterey County; New York City; Los Angeles; Portland; Chicago; Boston; San Diego; Philadelphia; The Berkshires; The Finger Lakes; Paso Robles; Lake Tahoe; Austin; Willamette Valley; Hudson Valley; Minneapolis; Jacksonville Area.


    This week, we’re sending the winning photographer of the photography contest off to one of these destinations to cover the pool of places our editors recommend. The prize is a $250 freelance contract to spend one day shooting.

    Details: http://openplac.es/contests

  2. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Writing and Photography Contest Roundup—2/2/2012

    We just posted the winners of our Winter Parks and Weekly Worldwide writing and photography contests. Thanks so much to everyone who entered, we really enjoyed seeing and reading about your cold-weather explorations (even the hardcore snow kiting and ice climbing—brr). If our furry oracle is correct, we’ll be looking forward to at least six more weeks of the underappreciated, ethereal quiet beauty of parks in the winter.

    This week we’re running another Weekly Worldwide Contest with many new places added. You can see what’s close to you and enter here:
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    • Writing 1st Place: $50 Contract
    • Photography 1st Place: $50 Contract
    • Deadline: February 8, 2012

    In the meantime, we’re busily judging the California Wine Contest and last week’s Weekly Worldwide and will make an announcement by 2/8/12.  Thanks so much for the great turnout!

  9. This Week’s Writing and Photography Contests

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    Weekly Worldwide Writing and Photography Contest

    • Photography Prize: $50 contract
    • Writing Prize: $50 contract