Vacation photographs often capture perfect moments in favorite places. Send us your best ones by July 18 for a chance to win up to $1,000 in our Destinations Photo Contest. The top photographs submitted will also be featured in a national publication reaching more than 1 million households.

Readers will be able to vote for their favorite photos, and photographers who submit entries will be eligible for one of three top prizes: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second, $250 for third.

In addition, anyone who submits an entry to the contest will be eligible for one of three $100 prizes awarded randomly.

Last year, newspaper readers from across the country submitted more than 10,000 photos, showing us everything from iconic sites such as the Eiffel Tower to children and dogs frolicking on favorite beaches.

Some photos were taken well off the beaten track — from sand dunes of Namibia to spectacular ice caves in Iceland.

Tracy Wundrock, whose Iceland photo received the most online votes, won the top prize of $1,000. Nicki Hondros’ photo of Trolltunga took second prize, winning $500, and Melanie Verbout’s photo in memory of a child lost won third place and $250.

Photos for the 2017 contest can be submitted through July 18. Many of the best photographs will be included in a special 20-page Destinations travel section that will be published Aug. 23 and distributed in Lee Enterprises’ newspapers throughout the U.S.

To enter the Destinations Photo Contest, visit go.madison.com/travel. Upload your favorite vacation photo now, and let your friends know that the contest voting period is July 19-26.

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