The Big Picture competition: Readers' top travel photos, January 13, 2017

You can now upload your pictures to the competition through our new image uploader, which can be found here.

Take a look at this week's best travel photos sent in by readers for our Big Picture competition.

Enter your best travel photos to win a $17,000 India river cruise

Traveller is proud to announce the sixth edition of The Big Picture competition for amateur photographers, in association with Fairfax Media's photo club, Clique, run by the photographic departments of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

The overall winner and a partner or friend will travel on a luxury, eight-day APT Spirit of India river cruise for two in a twin Signature suite, courtesy of APT valued at up to $14,390. The prize includes economy return airfares to Kolkata from the winner's nearest Australian capital city, valued at up to $1500 a person. Trip highlights include a city tour of Kolkata, exploring its colonial heritage, including the bustling Dalhousie Square and St John's Church, before heading to the nearby Mullik Ghat Flower Market.

The cruise along the lower Ganges includes stops at Kalna, known as the City of Temples, and a guided cycle-rickshaw tour, an excursion to the brass-working village of Matiari and a visit to the former French colony of Chandannagar.

For the full itinerary, click here. The competition runs until February 10, 2017.

HOW TO ENTER

Upload an unpublished image of a special moment from your travels taken in the past two years (at least 1MB and 300dpi in JPEG form).

You also need to tell us, in about 100 words, where and when the image was taken and what made it so memorable. Use the Clique uploader here.

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The weekly deadline is noon Monday (AEST) and you can upload a maximum of two entries per week.

The competition closes on February 10, 2017. Click here for full terms and conditions.

IMPROVE YOUR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Traveller's The Big Picture competition is part of Clique. So join Fairfax's Clique photography club and we'll help you become a better photographer — no matter what your skill level.

Clique members can win great prizes every month in the monthly challenge competitions. To join Clique, see smh.com.au/clique or theage.com.au/clique.

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