We’ve noticed you might be viewing our website from a different location. Visit your regional site for more relevant information and pricing.

Win the trip of your lifetime.

2019 International Photo Competition

Including a CHI Special Award

Show off your favourite summer snaps and win big in our international photo contest.

We’re giving away return flights for you and a friend plus 4 nights accommodation in our favourite city which never sleeps… New York!

Alongside our main prize draw we've partnered with Cultural Homestay International to offer a special award. Scroll down to find out more.

Enter now

Win a 4 night stay in New York with flights and accommodation for two.

How it works

Submission Round - It’s as simple as submitting your best photos. We’ll choose the best photos from each entry and upload them to our Facebook pages.

National Round - Each Camp Leaders country office will select one country winner to move on to the international round.

International Round - Country winners will be selected based on quality, subject matter and social engagement. These will then go head to head with one ultimate winner being chosen by a panel of judges.


  • All entries must be received by 30th September.
  • Country Winners will be announced around the 23rd of October.
  • International Winner will be announced on 30th October.

Photo guidelines

Photos will be judged on engagement (no. of likes, comments, shares), quality and subject matter. To help increase your chances of winning here are some guidelines:

  • Upload the highest quality and file size possible
  • Avoid uploading screenshots
  • Upload as many as possible
  • Only upload appropriate images (do not include things such as alcohol, inappropriate gestures etc)

CHI Special Award

Sponsored by CHI

Are you ready for an adventure?

This year we're partnering with CHI to offer a special award in addition to the main prize. CHI want to know your cultural exchange story. Pick a photo that perfectly sums up your summer and tell us the story behind it.

Win one round trip flight ticket to a mystery destination outside the winner’s home country.

The destination will be revealed once the winner has been selected.

It could anywhere... Barcelona, Rome, Miami, Copenhagen, Los Angeles...

Our biggest prizes ever.


You maintain the copyrights to all photos you submit. You must own all submitted images. If you submit images that don’t belong to you, your entry will be disqualified. If you take the picture using friends equipment please ensure you have permission, to both use the equipment and submit the image. By submitting your images you grant us (Smaller Earth Group) and CHI (Cultural Homestay International) our sponsors the right to use your photographs worldwide across our brands for promotional and marketing purposes.

By entering this challenge you accept the contest terms and conditions.

Read the terms and conditions

Send us your photos for your chance to win.