If you've ever looked at a published travel photograph and thought, "I could beat that," here's your chance. The Washington Post Travel section is now accepting submissions for our fourth annual photo contest. Give us fruit squashed underfoot at a Mexican market, your friend's jet-lagged expression -- anything but standard-issue beauty shots. For example, the extreme perspective on the St. Louis Arch to the right is anything but ordinary. Focus on the details rather than the whole, the grittiness behind the picturesque. Good pictures evoke strong reactions: shock or fear, envy or admiration. Whatever path you take, shoot away and wow us.
One entry per person. Photo must have been taken in 2002-03. Write your name, contact information and a detailed caption on the back of the photo, not on a separate sheet. Photos, which are nonreturnable, may be color or black and white, and in the form of prints or photo-quality printouts. (Sorry, we can't accept slides or digital picture files). Send prints or photo-quality printouts to Travel Section Photo Contest, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. Entries must be received by July 18. Photos become property of The Washington Post, which may edit, publish, distribute and republish them in any form. No purchase necessary. Employees of The Washington Post and their immediate families are not eligible for prizes.