InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and National Geographic Invite Shutterbugsto Focus Their Lenses



    Luxury Hotel Brand and World Leader in Exploration Announce 'InSights'
    Photography Competition for Trip of a Lifetime

    Competition Website: www.intercontinentalinsights.com

    LONDON, UK, April 4 /CNW/ - Focus. Get out the camera and shoot for a
chance to win the trip of a lifetime. As part of a global partnership,
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and National Geographic have announced
'InSights', a photography contest which invites amateur photographers to share
their own insightful photographs taken during their travels. Just as
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts shares local "in the know" knowledge with
guests every day, the contest encourages photography and travel enthusiasts to
share their personal "in the know" experiences as seen through their
viewfinder.
    Zoom. Whether it's prayer flags in China or children playing soccer in
Brazil, now through 1st July 2007, travellers are invited to capture authentic
moments on film and submit their photographs for a chance to win a 16-day
expedition to Australia and hone their skills with National Geographic
photographer, Roff Smith during a two-day guided tour of Sydney. In addition
to spending quality time with a world-class photojournalist in the "land down
under" with accommodations provided by InterContinental Sydney, the winner's
photograph will appear in National Geographic Traveler in the United States,
National Geographic magazine in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and
Asia, as well as on www.nationalgeographic.com, www.intercontinental.com and
broadcast on the National Geographic Channel, in October.
    The second place prizewinner will receive a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5/B
digital camera and enjoy one complimentary stay of two nights at any
InterContinental hotel or resort worldwide. The third place prizewinner will
also enjoy one complimentary stay of two nights at any InterContinental hotel
or resort worldwide and receive a copy of the award-winning National
Geographic Eighth Edition Atlas of the World which combines state-of-the-art
cartographic technology with dynamic cultural content.
    Shoot. The competition will culminate with a traveling exhibition of the
top 20 photo submissions touring InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in major
global destinations throughout the world. To enter, contestants should simply
visit www.intercontinentalinsights.com where they can complete an entry form
and submit with a digital photograph. Entries may also be submitted in print
and are limited to one photograph per person. For more information about the
contest, check out the April and May/June issues of National Geographic
Traveler and National Geographic magazines.
    For competition details, entry forms and conditions visit
www.intercontinentalinsights.com
    High resolution images to accompany this announcement are available for
the media to download free of charge from www.vismedia.co.uk




For further information:

For further information: Global Media Queries: Jennifer Ploszaj,
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, P: +44-(0)1753-410-341, E:
jennifer.ploszaj@ihg.com; UK/Europe Media Queries: Tim Pilgrim, ING MEDIA, P :
+44-(0)20-7247-8334, M : +44-(0)798-526-7946, E : tim@ing-media.com; Suzanne
Seyghal, InterContinental Hotels Group, P: +44-(0)1753-410-247, E:
Suzanne.seyghal@ihg.com; Americas Media Queries: Lisa Beachy, InterContinental
Hotels & Resorts, P: (770) 604-2429, E: lisa.beachy@ihg.com; Heather Wyatt,
National Geographic, P: (212) 610-5535, E: NGTraveler@HwyattPR.com; Julie
Potter, Weber Shandwick, P: (212) 445-8224, E: jpotter@webershandwick.com

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