Go to Antarctica with Ami Vitale!

Vital Impacts is thrilled to offer a once in a lifetime opportunity for an aspiring or experienced female photographer to travel to Antarctica with our founder Ami Vitale on a twenty-two day Polar Latitudes expedition to the Falkland Islands/Malvinas, South Georgia and Antarctica departing November 1st, 2024.

These locations are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on Earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. You will be fully integrated into the work of Vital Impacts and learn about how we use art to support grassroots conservation.

Included in the trip is 22 day journey valued at $28,000, one roundtrip economy class airfare to Ushuaia (up to $2,500), airport transfer, shipboard food and accommodations and more (see below). You will be sharing a cabin with a female teammember from Vital Impacts. 

Applicant must: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age by October 31, 2024. 
  • Identify as a woman. You will be sharing a room with a female member of the Vital Impacts team.
  • Have a demonstrated interest and history of experience in visual storytelling.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in environmental stories will be given priority. 
  • Have a valid passport with expiration date at least 6 months beyond expedition dates.
  • Be responsible for any additional expenses incurred including travel, medical and evacuation insurance, laundry, additional wifi costs and staff gratuity. A full list of expenses for which the winner will be responsible for can be found in the terms and conditions below.
  • Be in good physical and mental condition. This experience is not accessible for those with limited mobility.
  • Must sign a liability waiver.

To enter, please complete the following form. Deadline: March 28.

If you'd like to skip the contest and secure your spot with a 10% off early bird special, visit https://polar-latitudes.com/ami-vitale-photography/ and use the code travelwithami. You can save an addition 5% if you pay in full.


Applying is free. Only one entry per person is allowed. 

Total value of the is an estimated $28,000 USD including the berth ($25,505, based on double occupancy) and economy class airfare up to $2500. Winner is responsible for any tax liabilities.

The voyage takes place November 1-21, 2024. 

Winner will share a double occupancy berth with a female Vital Impacts team member. 

This prize is non-transferrable. If the winner is not able to go, Vital Impacts will select a second recipient to take their place at their discretion.

Photographs remain the intellectual property of the photographer. Vital Impacts, Ami Vitale and Polar Latitudes may repost contest entries in promotion of the contest as permitted by the platforms.


• Round-trip economy class airfare from $2,500
• Two pre-voyage hotel nights with breakfast in Ushuaia
• Transfer from airport in Ushuaia (USH) to group hotel
o IF arriving on Day 1 of itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 15 days prior to departure
• Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation INCLUDED ON BOARD:
• Shipboard accommodations
• All meals on board
• Beer/wine/soft drinks at lunch and dinner
• Coffee/Tea/Cocoa 24 hours a day
• All scheduled landings and excursions
• Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects
• Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
• A pair of loaner boots for use during the voyage
• 500MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices
• All port and landing fees
• Digital Voyage Log
• On All-Access Antarctica itinerary only (Nov 19 2024 and Dec 8 2024), all adventure options including, but not
limited to, kayaking, camping, and snowshoeing


• Group transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia, or central location following disembarkation.
Please note we cannot drop at Airbnbs / private homes which are often inaccessible for our transfer vehicles.


• Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival or departure other than those specified above
• Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary
• Pre- or post-voyage expenses in Ushuaia other than those specified above
• Travel insurance; medical insurance; evacuation coverage
• Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
• Alcohol and soft drinks, except as listed above in inclusions
• Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls or WiFi, except as listed above
• Staff/crew gratuities