We are now accepting submissions for our 15th 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 per person, taken since July 1, 2013. If you submit multiple entries, we will consider only the first photo received. You may submit only an image that you have taken yourself.

Submit high-resolution photos (240 dpi JPEG, at five inches wide or high) online at www.washingtonpost.com/travelcontest. Include caption information and the date the photo was taken, plus your name, e-mail address and phone number. We will not publish your personal information online.

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

Please do not submit images that have been heavily manipulated. It is acceptable to adjust images to achieve color balance that reflects the scene as you observed it. Cropping is also acceptable. The Washington Post reserves the right to disqualify any image it feels has been overly altered.

The deadline for entries is July 25, 2014. By entering, you grant The Post a license to use your photos, including to edit, publish, distribute and republish them in any form. Photographers retain the rights to their images.

The winners will be determined by the Travel staff and photography professionals. Only U.S. residents are eligible for prizes. The winning photos will be published on or around Aug. 24. Winners will receive gift certificates to a photo retailer.

Employees, officers, directors and representatives of The Post and its affiliates, and those with whom they are domiciled, are not eligible. Void outside the United States and where prohibited by law. Contest subject to all federal, state and local laws. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. No purchase necessary. For complete rules and prize information, go to www.washingtonpost.com/travelcontestrules. E-mail questions to travel@washpost.com.