A Global Quest
MILLION PLACES ON EARTH IS A WORLD RECORD BREAKING ATTEMPT TO FIND AND VISUALLY RECORD ONE MILLION UNIQUE PLACES ON EARTH.
The World Record
From Fiji to London, from New York to Hong Kong, to your very own neighbourhood we live on a beautiful planet. We want you to take a photograph of your part of the World, submit it to this website and join forces as we seek to break a world record for the biggest book on Earth, featuring the biggest selection of images from around the World.
The current largest book in the World stands at 5 by 7 feet and is 112 pages – we are aiming to beat this.
Taking part in this global hunt for a million unique places on earth is absolutely FREE. All you need to do is register and upload your images to this website.
Get involved and make history as we celebrate the planet we inhabit.
Million Places on Earth is about the World and everything in it. We want to bring people together from around the World to celebrate our planet and break a World record in the process.
However, we also want to contribute back to the planet in which we exist and therefore we are offering your donations to the United Nations World Food Programme, a charitable organisation which is focused on working towards the relief of World hunger – which we think it is a pretty good thing. It would be great for such a cause to benefit from Million Places on Earth. For further information on the World Food Programme visit www.wfp.org.
* We have so far donated £188.60 from our past photo competitions plus £291.40 from unused credits, a total of £480. *
Our Photo Competitions
Are now closed! Here are some of our previous prize winners.
First Places Prize Fund Winner (Closing Date 16 January 2008)
Congratulations to Richard Lewis, who won a total of £146.30, for his photo no 160, 'Mt. Etna'.
What Richard had to say:
'I came across www.millionplacesonearth.com one day on Google as I was searching for a different site. I thought the idea of one million unique photos was brilliant so I immediately uploaded some of my photos from the various different places I'd visited. Turns out that the judges enjoyed my photo of Mount Etna in Sicily and I was the winner of the 1st Places Prize Fund. The money will go nicely towards a snowboarding holiday in the French Alps where hopefully I can get a few more unique photos to upload onto the site. Thanks guys.'
Second Places Prize Fund Winner (Closing Date 16th July 2008)
Congratulations to Simon Bradfield, who won a total of £19.35, for his photo no 1106, 'A Day at the Museum'.
What Simon had to say:
'I was extremely excited to hear that I'd bagged the second places prize fund in the Millionplacesonearth photo competition. Many of the other pictures in the competition were of the highest calibre, so I feel extremely chuffed that one of my offerings did so well when it could so easily have been one of many others. Rest assured I'll spend the prize money wisely, most likely in the shape of a beer or two (so the new EF 24-105 mm lens I want will have to wait)!'
Third Places Prize Fund: (Closing Date 16th January 2009)
Congratulations to Sophie Atkinson, who won a total of £22.95 for her photo no 1857, 'Sossusvlei'.
What Sophie had to say:
'I love taking photos and looking at other peoples' photos for inspiration of places to go, so when I came across this website I was excited to look through it and upload a few of my own, and of course I was very pleased to win! Sossusvlei in western Namibia is the most spectacular desert and the contrast with the dead trees makes it very photogenic. Off to northern Iceland to take some winter photos next week, so the prize money will go towards a jeep trip over the weird volcanic features covered in snow. Many thanks!'
Million Places on Earth is a visual celebration of your part of the World, of your holiday travels, of this incredible planet. Help us break a World record! Register now and get involved!