We’re now accepting submissions for our 12th annual photo contest.

As always, we want gritty as well as pretty. The topic of travel is broad, so have some fun with it: Experiment with lighting, angles, subjects and composition. Start shooting . . . and surprise us.

One photo entry per person. Photo must have been taken after July 31, 2010.

Submit your entries online at http://wapo.st/yourtravelpics. Approved entries will be visible to other users. Include caption information and when the photo was taken, plus your name,
e-mail address and phone number. Personal information will not be published online.

Or, e-mail entries to travelphotos@washpost.com. Photos should be JPEG or TIFF attachments, between 1MB and 5MB in size. Include caption information and when the photo was taken, plus your name, address and phone number, and put the photo topic (e.g., “Scotland rainbow”) in the subject line.

We’re looking for amateur shutterbugs only; professional photographers (i.e., anyone earning 50 percent or more of his or her annual income from photography) need not apply.

Entries must be received by July 25. Photos become the property of The Post, which may edit, publish, distribute and republish them in any form. Photographers retain the rights to their images. No purchase necessary.

The winners, to be determined by the Travel staff and photography professionals, will receive prizes that will be announced shortly. Post employees and their immediate families are not eligible. Please do not call to ask whether we have received your entry. The winning photos will be published Aug. 28.