AFAR partners with United Airlines, LensCulture to launch new travel photography awards

AFAR Media, in partnership with United Airlines and LensCulture, has announced the launch of the AFAR Travel Photography Awards, the company said.

The competition is open to entries from around the world and in a variety of image types, including landscape, portraiture, adventure, documentary, wildlife, urban, and the journey. Prizes include United Polaris international business air travel to anywhere United flies, cash prizes, a photography masterclass with renowned photographers Joel Meyerowitz or Steve McCurry and publication in AFAR´s travel magazine and on

Headquartered in New York and San Francisco, AFAR Media´s portfolio of platforms includes: AFAR magazine;; Learning AFAR, a non-profit program that introduces the importance of travel to underserved high school students; and AFAR Experiences, an immersive travel event series.

LensCulture is the leading online platform celebrating the best in contemporary photography, in all genres, from cultures around the world.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers.