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Instagram Your Best Beach Pics for a Chance to Win!

Summertime is beach time. And to honor our favorite season for sun and sand, we’re launching a special photo contest this week, with great prizes for 10 finalists and one grand-prize winner.

To enter, simply post your best beach photos to Instagram and tag them #smartertravel (so we can find them) and follow us on Instagram @smartertravel (where you can enjoy more beach pics and scope the competition).

On July 15, we’ll choose our 10 favorites and post them on SmarterTravel, and then leave it up to you (and if you’re one of the finalists, your friends, family, and fans) to vote for the winner!

Each of our 10 finalists will get a set of three Instagram-pic-friendly photo frames from Tiny Mighty Frames (prize value: $48) plus a coupon for printing three of your favorite Instagram pics. And one grand prize winner, as voted by our readers, will get a beautiful leather weekender bag (prize value: $350) from Whipping Post.

We’re looking forward to seeing your beautiful, inspiring, funny, and fabulous beach pics. Post as many times as you want on Instagram between Tuesday, June 28, and Friday, July 15. Then get ready to vote for your favorites (sign up for our newsletter below or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be the first to know when the voting opens) between July 18 and 24.

May the best beach photo win!

See our contest rules and terms of use for more information.

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