August might be over, but don’t stop snapping vacation photos just yet: Until September 22, National Geographic Traveler is accepting submissions for the cover of its December 2015/January 2016 issue.
The 30-year-old magazine is one of the properties of the National Geographic Society (now partly owned by 21st Century Fox), and every year it dazzles with its travel photo contest. This is the first time any of National Geographic’s magazines will run a cover based on reader submissions.
Submit a photo from your favorite travel destination here. Vertically oriented photos and compositions that leave clean space in the top and bottom of the frame are best, according to the judges. See 10 of the top contenders so far, selected by National Geographic Travel editors, below.