We hope you'll be back from your vacation before Sept. 2. That's the day we need a photo from your trip. On Sept. 14, we'll publish some of the best images: Best All-Around Photo, Best People Picture and Best Scenic Shot. Our judges will select the top photos in each category; those three winners will each receive a prize.
One travel photo per category per entrant. Photos submitted will not be returned. Images must be prints. Photos must have been taken after May 31, 2008. Cropping is allowed, but images cannot be digitally manipulated.
Mail your photo
“How I Shot My Summer Vacation,” Newsroom, The Observer, P.O. Box 30308, Charlotte, NC 28230. Include your name and daytime phone number. Deadline: 5 p.m. Sept. 2.