Between three categories (nature, cities, and people), both amateur and professional photographers have been throwing their best work into the ring. The grand prize is a seven-day Polar Bear Safari for two at Churchill Wild: Seal River Heritage Lodge in Manitoba, Canada.
Ahead, see 15 of our favorite photos in the running for this year's contest, all of which will be judged based on their creativity, photographic quality, and composition.
Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Havana, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba
Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
The Pinnacles, Western Australia