The Kansas City Star’s

Travel Photo Contest is open to amateur photographers of any age who are residents of Missouri or Kansas.

What to enter:

Submit up to four photographs. They may be prints, transparencies or a mixture. But each must be submitted in an individual envelope.

Prints must be unframed, no larger than 8 1/2 by 11 inches. The negative or transparency from which the print is taken should be available. Color transparencies must be mounted in 2-by-2-inch cardboard mounts. Prints of digital photos are welcome, but the original image must be available if needed.

Do not submit a photograph that has been published.

How to enter:

Fill out the entry blank. A 3-by-5-inch note card or piece of paper with the name of the contest, entrant’s name, address and phone number written on it also is permissible.

Attach it securely to the back of the print or slide. If the image becomes separated from the entry blank, it will be discarded. Photos cannot be returned. Please do not send a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

The Star

will not be responsible if an entry is lost or damaged.

Mail photos and entry form to:

Travel Photo Contest

The Kansas City Star

1729 Grand Blvd.

Kansas City, Mo. 64108

When to enter:

Entries must be postmarked no later than Aug. 15, 2008.

Judging/prizes: The Star’s

photo staff will judge based on quality and creativity.

Three top winning photographs will be published in the Go section this fall. Each winner will receive $150 in cash and a color enlargement of the entered photo.

Any person younger than 18 must have the signature of a parent upon receipt of prize.

At least six runners-up will receive a gift card to area theaters. No purchase is necessary to enter. Contestants must own the rights to photos they submit. Winners agree to allow

The Star

to publish their photos and to use the photos for advertising and promotional purposes without further payment.

Before winning photos are published, winners will be required to (1) provide model releases as deemed necessary by The Kansas City Star Co. in its sole discretion and (2) sign an affidavit indemnifying The Kansas City Star Co. from any and all claims, including copyright infringement and violation of publicity rights, made in connection with

The Star’s

publishing of winning entries.

By entering this contest, participants agree to waive any and all claims of liability against The Kansas City Star Co., the McClatchy Co. and their respective employees and agents, for any injury or loss that may occur from participation in this contest or receipt of a prize.

Employees of The Kansas City Star Co., the McClatchy Co. and their affiliated and subsidiary companies,

The Kansas City Star’s The Kansas City Star’s

Travel Photo Contest. Immediate family includes spouses, grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren. Void where prohibited or license required by law. All federal, state and local laws apply.

The Kansas City Star Co. reserves the right to change or modify the rules while the contest is in progress. Any change in the rules will be published in

The Kansas City Star.

Participation in the contest constitutes acceptance of all contest rules.