Summer Photo Competition



Enter your best family holiday snaps for a chance to win some great prizes including a $1000 itinerary consultation from Travel Without Tears, fabulous photography books from Lonely Planet and copies of Travel Without Tears: 645 ways for families to take on the world.

The competition runs until January 31, 2016, with weekly winners and winners in each of three categories:

  • cultural immersion & engagement
  • action & adventure
  • beach, water and summer fun

Simply tag us @travel_without_tears, and hashtag #travelwithouttears and tell us what “travel without tears” means for you.

Start snapping and posting today!




Organiser and Contest period

The contest is organised by Travel Without Tears (hereafter known as “the Organiser”) and will begin on January 7 2016 and will finish at midnight on January 31 2016 (AEST). Participants may submit one or more photos or videos of family holidays and travelling with kids. Photos must be published on Instagram with the hashtag #travelwithouttears.

Participants and Eligibility

The contest is open to participants world-wide, aged 13 years and above. Entries by children younger than 13 must be submitted by a parent or guardian. Only publications posted to public Instagram accounts will be visible and therefore eligible for the contest. The Organiser reserves the right to delete entries made by anyone who does not fulfil the criteria to participate or entries that are inappropriate in content.


Weekly winners will be decided during the competition by representatives of Travel Without Tears. There will also be winners in three themed categories: (a) cultural immersion and engagement; (b) action and adventure; (c) beach, water and summer fun. An overall competition winner will be chosen from the weekly and themed winners. The winners will be notified by a comment posted to their photo on Instagram. The Organiser reserves the right to publish the name of the Instagram user as well as the winning photograph(s) on the Facebook page (, on Instagram ( and on the website


Several prizes will be awarded throughout the #travelwithouttears contest. Each weekly winner will win a copy of the book Travel Without Tears: 645 ways for families to take on the world (valued at $19.99). Each winner in the three themed categories will win a copy of Lonely Planet’s Wild World, a 256-page illustrated book with photographs of some of the wildest landscapes on earth, valued at $59.99. The overall winner will win a bespoke family travel consultation to one city destination to the value of $1000, created especially for their family by Travel Without Tears. This will include accommodation suggestions, sightseeing activities and suggested guided tours. If the itinerary design required is more complex than a $1000 itinerary, the $1000 prize will go towards the full cost of the itinerary with the balance be payable by the winner. This itinerary will be commissioned within six months of the end of the competition (ie by July 31 2016), and will be delivered within eight weeks of the commission.

No disputes or claims for damages will be taken into account. The winners will be notified and will be required to provide their personal information (last name, first name, address and email) in order to receive their prize(es). This information may be shared by private message on the Sponsor’s Facebook or Instagram page or by email at [email protected].

Modifications to the contest rules

The Organiser reserves the right as its sole discretion at any time to modify the Contest Rules and/or to exclude any photos or videos without justification.

Privacy information

By posting and sharing photos or videos with the hashtag #travelwithouttears, participants automatically grant usage rights to the Organiser, for any and all actions involving the entry photo(s) or video(s). The Organiser reserves the right to contact the Participants in order to obtain the original photo(s) in high-resolution format if required.

The personal and contact data collected as a result of participation in the Contest will be recorded and used by the Organiser only for the needs of the Contest and for the attribution of the Prize(s). Participants may ask to be omitted or to be removed from the Organiser’s file at any time.

Participants also have the right to access, rectify and remove data about themselves upon written request to the email address of the Contest. Participants who exercise the right to strike their personal data before the end of the Contest thereby renounce their participation in the Contest.

Unforseen events

The Organiser will not be liable if, for a case of events outside of its control, the Contest must be modified, shortened or cancelled entirely. The Organiser reserves the right to conduct any verification it deems necessary relative to the enforcement of the Contest Rules, in particular to eliminate any participant who has made a misrepresentation or a deceptive or fraudulent entry. The Contest Organiser is discharged from liability. Each Participant shall be responsible for his/her entry.


Any disputes as to the application or interpretation of the Contest Rules will be decided exclusively by the Organiser.