Christmas Photo Contest

Christmas decorations

I can’t believe it’s already December, where did the time go? Oh well, the good or great thing about this month is that it’s that time of the year again, where Christmas decorations are everywhere – or mostly everywhere. In some places there are Christmas Markets, in some it is cold while in others it is actually hot.

Nonetheless, Christmas is coming, and since you were very well behaved readers throughout this year, I want to give you gifts, or at least provide you some fun. That’s why I decided to run a little Christmas Photo Contest and I hope that all of you will take part, or at least try. But before you make up your mind whether you will join in or not, let me explain a bit more about it.

What is it?

It is a simple photo contest with the theme Christmas, in which I will pick my 10 favourites.

What do I need from you?

 1. One picture of your city – or any other you have visited this year – ready for Christmas!

 2. If you like the blog, do follow me in one of my social media channels:

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Who can take part?

Everyone, really! Followers and non-followers, readers, bloggers, photographers or no photographers at all, from anywhere around the world.

Christmas in Munich

What are the general rules?

  1. The photo needs to be of how your city looks like this Christmas: this may include Christmas Markets, a huge tree with lights, a Santa Claus in the middle of a shopping mall; anything you find around your city.
  1. It can also be of another city that you visited this year;
  2. It can’t be from your house (the intention is to make you get about in your town or somewhere else)
  3. 4 .The photo should have been taken this year (2015);
  4. Only one photo per person is allowed;
  5. It can be edited or not;
  6. Use your creativity;

What will you win?

  1. Your picture will be published here on Packing my Suitcase on a special post called “Christmas around the World”, which will be shared across my social media channels. The photo will be credited to you, and your website or a chosen social media channel can be linked.
  1. The top 10 will win a GPSmyCity app (full-version) and they can choose the city they prefer (see the list here). This app is pretty cool, it was made by locals and it gives you great tips and walks around a certain city. I have used mine here in Munich and loved it!

GPSmyCity app

 *At the moment the app is only available for iOS and in English.

  1. The Top 5 will win one of the coolest apps I discovered this year, which by the way have a new version and it’s looking even better: Trip Rider. For those who haven’t heard of it, I talked about it on my post 6 useful travel apps. The app basically helps you to plan and organize your trip, budget, itineraries, and much more. Oh, you will win the full version, of course.

Trip Rider App

*Available for iOS 9 or higher

When is the last day for submissions?

Sunday, December 20th 2015.

When will you know the result?

On December 24th! Why not? It will be your Christmas gift!

How should you submit your photo?

You can submit your photo to (@)

The subject of the email should be: Christmas Photo Competition

Don’t forget to include:

  • Your name and link you would like me to include (if it’s the case);
  • The place where the photo was taken;
  • The city, which you would like to have in your GPSmyCity app from this list.

And that’s it!

If you have any questions or doubts, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Christmas in Munich

Ready? Set. GO!


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About Allane

A Brazilian living in Germany. Married to W. mommy to a baby girl and a Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, aspiring photographer, diver, wine appreciator, Formula 1 fan, avid reader of historical and young adult fictions books. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world, one little change at a time.

  • Kathleen (Kat)

    Looking forward to it! 🙂

  • Happy that you liked it!!!
    I’m looking forward too 😀
    I hope you will join in!

  • Thank you Becky 😀
    Happy that you liked it!! Already received your email and will get back to you soon!

  • Phoebe Thomas

    Great idea Allane, I’ll see if I have anything worth entering by 2Oth Dec (a reminder tweet would be great!!!)

  • Kathleen (Kat)

    I took a Christmas photo over the weekend, and will be sending to you sometime this week. Never mind if I win or not, but at least you get to see how it’s like in freaking hot & humid in Malaysia! Well, actually, it has been raining almost every day 🙂 #MondayEscapes

    • hahaha oh my I can imagine!! Now I’m very curious so see!! 😀
      In Brazil it’s also very hot at this season, and it used to rain a lot too, but now the weather is crazy and it almost doesn’t rain 🙁

  • Yesss please do, I would love to see a picture of Tokyo during Christmas 🙂

  • Yaaay great, can’t way to see your picture 🙂

  • Thank you Sally, happy to have you on board! I’m very excited to see pictures from all over the world too 🙂

  • Yes please do that! I would love to see your picture and it definitely would be interesting to show Christmas on your side of the world 🙂

  • hahaha ohh no, is it raining that much? I’m actually impressed that it isn’t raining much here in Munich these last weeks!
    I hope you can get a great shot to join the competition 🙂

  • Thank you Clare 😀 I hope you join in!

  • Yaaaay thank you dear, I received it 😀

  • Awesome!! I’m looking forward to seeing your Christmas photo, and don’t worry, in Brazil where I come from, it’s also very warm during this season 🙂

  • Yess please do, your photos are always amazing 🙂

  • Yesss, get one!! I would love to see it 🙂

  • The_Paris_Itinerary

    How fun! This is a great idea. I’m excited to see what people submit. I love Christmas photos.

    • 😀 it was pretty cool, I got submissions from lots of places around the world 😀

  • 😀 thank you dear!

  • hahaha don’t worry Vlad.
    I hope next time I will have more options so you can enter 😀
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas by the way!!

  • I would have loved to see a photo of the Christmas in Vancouver! 😀

  • Thank you dear 😀

  • So happy that you entered the contest! I looooved your picture 😀

  • Thank you dear!!
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
    Happy New Year 🙂

  • hahaha oh really? I know how it is… in Brazil it’s the same 🙂

  • Thank you dear!! I think I missed your pictures of Abu Dhabi, did you still tag them? Maybe I didnt see it. Sorry.
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year 😀

  • Awwnn I’m sorry 🙁
    I hope next year I will do something like this again 😀

  • Thank you 🙂

  • Thank you 😀