Destination Belize Magazine

 Destination Belize is our country’s signature publication – widely distributed around the world since 1995.  All articles featured within the magazine are written to educate readers on the natural attractions and adventure activities they can experience in Belize, as well as share the major milestones realized in the protection of our natural resources.  With the 20th edition of Destination Belize, BTIA aims to bring the magazine to life via a complete online platform including web and social media, creating more marketing opportunities for our advertisers and presence for Belize.

 

The 2018-2019 Magazine Theme

This year’s issue will focus on the splendid cultural wealth of Belize — from its indigenous ancestry and multiple ethnic groups, to its diverse foods, its music, historical sights, festivals, and natural gems. Throughout the magazine, through fresh stories and vibrant images, visitors will discover and learn of unique ways to experience our Roots across the Jewel’s colorful districts, towns, islands, and communities, and learn of our fascinating heritage. And as they immerse in these authentic cultural adventures — north to south, inland and offshore — they will inevitably feel Belize’s intoxicating and transformative Rhythms, leading them to their own favorite pulse and corner of Belize.

 

The Competition

Destination Belize invites photography professionals and enthusiasts to submit their best photo(s) of Belize’s natural attractions and/or cultural activities in response to the theme, “Find our roots, Feel y(our) rhythms”.  The winning photos and photographers will have the opportunity to be featured within the print and online versions of the magazine and/or branded Destination Belize posters.

How to Enter:

  1. Follow @destination.belize.magazine on Instagram and @destinationbelize2018 on Facebook
  2. Post your photo(s) on your Instagram and/or Facebook pages
  3. Caption the photo(s) @destination.belize.magazine and #destinationbelize in it

Competition Period:

The Destination Belize Photo Competition begins Friday, May 11, 2018 and closes at noon, May 25, 2018.

Selection of Winners:

The Destination Belize Editorial Committee (EC), represented by BTIA, BTB, BAS, and Oceana, will select five (5) photos for inclusion in the Destination Belize magazine and/or poster. There will be a special recognition for the photo submission with the most likes (Viewer’s Choice) which will also be considered as a part of the top five selection by the EC.

Recognition:

All winning photographers will be contacted and recognized via our social media platforms within fifteen (15) days of the competition closing date.  Winners will be invited to the official launch of the 20th edition of the Destination Belize magazine in October 2018 where they will be officially recognized (date, time and venue to be announced at a later date).

Image Rights:

By entering, each participant grants to Destination Belize all rights to photos selected – a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and display submitted images in all media directly in relation to the Destination Belize magazine, including but not limited to use in the context of the Destination Belize website and social media sites, the exhibition of winning images, and promotional and marketing materials regarding the Destination Belize magazine for the period of two (2) years or until the launch of the 21st edition of the Destination Belize magazine.

Guidelines:

  1. All submissions must be in by midday on May 18, 2018.
  2. Submissions must be of an identifiable attraction or activity in Belize and in line with the theme of the magazine
  3. Winners must submit original files (not less than 1Mb in JPEG format) via email to info@destinationbelize.com along with full name and contact number.
  4. Submissions must be free of logos and text.