What's included?

the winner of this giveaway will receive:

- A Photography safari to Tanzania with Thomson Safaris & McKay Photography Academy
- Round-trip airfare from anywhere in the world
- Food and accommodations in Tanzania
- A 150-600MM Contemporary Lens for your mount of choice from Sigma USA
- Mindshift Gear 16L First Light Backpack
- Spider Holster Kit
- $300 Gift Card to Borrowlenses.com
- $300 Gift Card to Adoramapix.com
- TriggerTrap Mobile Kit
- 10 Hours of 1-to-1 photoshop tutorials from Photo Nerds

The Trip of a Lifetime

Take a look at last year's safari
and learn more about what you could win

About the Sponsors

learn more about the teams behind this incredible giveaway


photography explained simply

Toby and Christina produce photography gear reviews and tutorials and host a weekly photography podcast on their YouTube Channel.

McKay Photography Academy

World-class photography learning

David, Ally McKay and their team lead incredible trips and teach photography around the world.

Thomson Safaris

An industry leader for over 30 years

Thomson Safaris has been leading trips to Tanzania for over 30 years. Featuring guides are the very best in the industry and incredible accommodations and fine dining.

Sigma USA

Image means everything

Since 1961, Sigma has worked towards a single, simple goal: To imagine, and develop, the technologies that will allow the attainment of the perfect image.

But that's not all

the winner will also receive prizes from the following sponsors:

Mindshift Gear || Spider Holsters || Borrow Lenses || AdoramaPix || Triggertrap || Photo Nerds

Official Rules


By entering the Sweepstakes you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from Photorec.tv,McKay Photography Academy and affiliated sponsors listed. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletters.

One lucky winner will receive the following:

- Tanzania Photography Workshop with Thomson Safaris August 12 - 23, 2016
- Round Trip Airfare from winner’s home country to Tanzania
- Food and Accommodations in Tanzania
- Sigma 150-600 C Lens (mount of your choice)
-Mindshift Gear 16L First Light backpack
-Spider Holster Kit
-$300 Borrowlenses Gift Card
-$300 AdoramaPix Gift Card
-Triggertrap Mobile Kit
-10 hours of personal instruction with Photo Nerds

About the trip:

Factors outside of McKay Photography Academy control, can and may limit some participation in this tour. If disabled, please contact McKay Photography Academy ahead of time to understand any limitations you may have and how to work through.

Winner must sign all related liability and participant agreement forms of McKay Photography Academy and Thomson Safaris to participate.

If for any reason the tour has to be postponed or rescheduled for ANY REASON whatsoever. The winner will not receive any monetary compensation, or refund for any expense incurred but will be credited the same value towards a future Photography tour. For this and other reasons, McKay Photography Academy and Photorec.tv HIGHLY recommend Trip Insurance.

Approximate monetary value of trip of $15,000 CANNOT be exchanged for monies, credit, gift certificates or any other financial obligation. Winner may not transfer to any other person.

1. Eligibility

Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to those who sign up at the online sweepstakes page and who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Open to photographers of ALL levels. The sweepstakes is open worldwide and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Photorec.tv, McKay Photography Academy and Thomson Safaris (the "Sponsors") their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable national, federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to The Rules

By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy, as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable national, federal, state and local laws and regulations.

3. Sweepstakes Period

Entries will be accepted online starting on or about January 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM and ending April 04, 2016 at 06:00 PM. All online entries must be received by April 04, 2016 at 06:00 PM. All times are (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

4. How To Enter

The Sweepstakes must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided on this site. The entry must fulfill all sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple e-mail addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy.

5. Prizes

The approximate retail value of all prizes is $15,000. You are not guaranteed to win a prize and your chance of winning is dependent on the total number of eligible entries received. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor's discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy to use winner's name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification

Winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winners will be notified via e-mail to the e-mail address they entered the Sweepstakes within two (2) days following the winner selection. Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy shall have no liability for a winner's failure to receive notices due to winners' spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners' provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 3 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Winner must follow and fulfill all requirements from Thomson Safaris or risk disqualification and be removed from the trip.

The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted By You

By entering this content you understand that Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy, anyone acting on behalf of Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

9. Terms

Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy. Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.

Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.

Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability

By entering you agree to release and hold harmless Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant's participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF USA AND -, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in - having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy Web Site. Read the Privacy Policy here: http://photorec.tv/privacy/.

13. Winners List

For the names of the winners, please contact us at toby@photorec.tv and in the body of the email type 'Please e-mail me the winners' list for the Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy Sweepstakes.

14. Sponsor

The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Photorec.tv & McKay Photography Academy, USA;

15.Endorsements & Associations

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, LinkedIn or Google. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this sweepstakes and not to Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or Google.