Enter our vacation photo contest to win gift cards

Share your vacation memories with us for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Enter our “How I Shot My Summer Vacation” contest by Sept. 14. Entries will appear on and we’ll announce winners and runners-up online and in print on Sept. 20.

Winners in Best All-Around Photo, Best People Picture and Best Scenic Shot will each receive a $25 gift card and an “I Travel With the Charlotte Observer” T-shirt.

How to enter

1. Email an attached JPEG to by Sept. 20. Images must have been taken after May 25, 2015. Cropping is allowed, but images cannot be digitally manipulated. Attach one photo per email.

2. In the subject field, write VACATION PHOTO CONTEST.

3. In the text field, write your name, the date the photo was taken and where it was taken. Tell us who is in the photo and describe what your photo shows. Include your address and phone number.