You don't have to be a professional photographer to take great pictures. As a matter of fact, some of the best photographs I have seen have been taken by amateurs that have a love for photography. Energizer and its Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries are partnering again with the National Geographic Society for the fourth annual Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest. Participants can receive the dream opportunity to see their photo appear in an ad in the acclaimed pages of National Geographic magazine and – for the first time – winning their choice of three inspiring trips at different locations across the globe. According to the information I received from Energizer: The program brings together the society dedicated to inspiring people to care about the planet with the company rooted in developing products that offer high performance with more responsibility. Energizer brought the world’s first mercury-free alkaline batteries to market, commercially available since 1991, and now Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries last up to 8x* longer in digital cameras, so you can use up to 8x fewer batteries and create less waste for the planet. A dedication to performance and responsibility is the backbone of the new communication platform at Energizer called now that’s positivenergy™. Photo enthusiasts must enter their best shots at www.nationalgeographic.com/lithium. They can enter a photo by June 30 in each of the six thematic categories: animals/wildlife, nature/weather, travel/cultures, family/community, arts/music and action/energy. Entries will be judged and narrowed down to two finalists per category, then to one winner per category and ultimately to one Grand Prize winner. This year the Grand Prize winner of the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest gets to play a role in selecting what part of the world’s beauty they want to enjoy – the three options include an Alaska cruise of the state’s remote wilderness, a Moroccan odyssey spanning the sea to the Sahara or a 12-day journey into the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. --------- Readers of my blog can also win a battery-powered desktop mini digital photo frame powered by two Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AAA batteries. To enter, simply follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and leave a comment below letting me know you've done as instructed. A winner will be selected at random on Wed., June 8th, after 6pm CST. The winner will be announced on Twitter and Facebook and will have 24 hours to claim their prize or another alternate winner will be selected. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, void where prohibited. If you like to take pictures and want to travel, then the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest is for you. For more information about this contest, click HERE.