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Photo Eligibility
There is no age requirement to enter this competition. JTB employees and immediate family members are not eligible. Immediate family includes spouses, parents and children. Photos may be in black-and-white or colour and must have been taken in Jordan by the person submitting the photo. The photo subject must be relevant to Capture Jordan in one of the following contest categories:

  • Charming Faces
  • Stunning Landscapes
  • Historic Monuments
  • Enriching Culture
  • Magnificent Wildlife

Photo Formats
Entries should be in a digital format and may be black-and-white or in colour.

Entries must be submitted by the original photographer.

Number of Entries
An individual may submit as many photos as they want in all categories. The only limit is your imagination.

Photo Restrictions
Photos must be appropriate for posting on the Jordan Tourism Board website. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered and will be removed.

How to Enter
Digital photos may be submitted using the online entry form. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed contest entry form. If you are submitting multiple entries, be sure to indicate clearly which form belongs with each photo. Along with the photo upload, please include the date the photo was taken along with a creative caption explaining the picture.

Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality, and effectiveness in conveying the beauty and/or unique character of Jordan in each of the contest categories. A JTB panel will judge the entries and all contest decisions are final. Entries that fail to comply with the official Contest Rules will be disqualified.

There will be two rounds of the contest. In the first round, judges will select five (5) finalists from each category, taking into consideration the number of votes received from the public and the creativity of the photo. In the second round, the public will then get to vote on the finalists and choose first, second, and third place winning photos.

Submitting Digital Images
Digital images should be submitted using the online entry form. Images should be submitted in JPG or PNG format, at high quality. File sizes must be less than 2MB per image. Images may be in natural colour, black and white, sepia tone, or duotone.

Image Modifications
Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.

Not Permitted:
  • No borders or frames may be added to the images.
  • No watermarks, signatures, or copyright notices may be added to the images.
  • Adding or replacing elements in an image is not permitted.
  • Artistic filters are not permitted.

Permitted Modifications:
  • Images may be cropped and rotated as necessary as long as the rectangular format is maintained and the size is within the specifications above.
  • Images may be resized as long as the aspect ratio is maintained.
  • Red-eye removal and spot editing is allowed.
  • One-step enhancement (such as "AutoFix", "QuickFix", "Auto Levels", etc.)
  • Use of filters to sharpen, soften, blur, de-speckle, or remove noise.
  • Use of corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as levels, contrast, brightness, curves, intensity, tone, hue, saturation, lightness, value, colour balance, and tint.
Ownership/Use Rights

By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the website without any fee or other form of compensation. Entries (including non-winning entries) may be selected for display or use in other JTB projects.

If the photo contains any material or elements that are not owned by the participant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photo, the participant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photo, any consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photo in the manner set forth in these contest rules without additional compensation.

Additional Terms and Conditions

By participating in the contest, you agree to release, and hold unaccountable, the Jordan Tourism Board and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this contest, including infringement of intellectual property rights. The Jordan Tourism Board and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this contest.