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The 2012 Kepesita "Hitchhiking" Photo Contest is CLOSED

Kepesita is pleased to announce the '2012 Kepesita "Hitchhiking" Photography Contest'.

   Anyone globally is welcome to participate in this competition which is hoping to support the cultural aspects of hitchhiking. We are looking for creative perspectives on thumb travel, hitchhiking. Hitchhiking as a gate to different cultures and local communities through people, as a "greener" way of traveling, as an adventure, as a lifestyle, as a low budget way to get from A to B built on a simple, human gesture and trust, as a feared and in some places forbidden way of traveling...

Hitchhiker photographers are invited to submit images that are (clearly) related to hitchhiking. The photographs must be submitted electronically, sent to: [email protected]

Entry: Free Entry

Deadline: 30.09.2012 (30th of September, 2012)

Prize Details: The competition will award 4 prizes. The shortlisted photos will be published on the Kepesita website ( The international jury will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize. There will be a Public's Choice awarded, too, by voting on the Kepesita Facebook Page. All winners will be notified by e-mail.

1st Prize: $500 +book*

2nd Prize: $200 +book*

3rd Prize: $100 +book*

                  Public's Choice: a copy of the award winning book 'Le Monde en Stop' hand signed by the author Ludovic Hubler (in French).*

   *All 4 awarded artists will receive a handmade and personally hand signed copy of the book "Vagabonding in the Axis of Evil - By thumb in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan" by Juan Pablo Villarino AKA the Acrobat of the Road.

Technical Specifications: Photo submissions can be color or black and white, and must be high resolution images, in .jpg format, max. file size is 2 Mb. You may submit max. 3 images.

Digital Modifications: Adding borders, frames, watermarks and the use of artistic filters are not permitted. Other modifications (cropping, rotating, resizing, red-eye removing, filters to sharpen, soften, etc., improving contrast, color balance, etc.) are permitted.

Copyright: The photographer retains the copyright of the images submitted as a competition entry. The entrant must hold copyright of any photograph entered in this competition. Kepesita reserves the right to request supporting evidence.

Usage Rights: Kepesita reserves the rights to use the photograph entries in any future publicity by Kepesita, including use on the Kepesita website ( and other online or printed promotional activities.

Kepesita reserves the right to reject any submitted photo. Photographs featuring any inappropriate material will be rejected.

Further questions may be sent to: [email protected]

If you do not receive a confirmation email -which means we got your image(s)- within 2 weeks after you submit your photography, contact Kepesita via email.