Share your photos of the four elements

Enter to win a luxurious Boston getaway!

Get back to basics.

We're looking for a photo that best captures one of the four natural elements: earth, air, fire, or water. Share your shot for a chance to win a two-night Boston getaway. Prize details below.

Veteran Globe photographer John Tlumacki will choose his favorites among the entries. The winning photograph may be published in The Boston Sunday Globe. Official rules

Remember, creativity counts.

E-mail your best warm weather photos to and be sure to include:
  1. Your full name
  2. Day and evening phone numbers (for confirmation purposes only)
  3. Your e-mail address (for confirmation purposes only)
  4. Your town
  5. The details: Where was this picture taken? Who's in the photo?
One submission per person
About the prize
charles hotel
The Charles Hotel is a true original. One of the area's most prestigious hotels, it offers superlative service, sophisticated surroundings, and creative, award-winning cuisine all in the heart of Harvard Square.
Henrietta’s Table serves award-winning New England classics using fresh, organic, locally- procured ingredients. Chef Peter Davis' cookbook, "Fresh and Honest," is now available.
Located adjacent to The Charles Hotel, Wellbridge Athletic Club offers an inspiring and invigorating respite. The Club has personal and group training, introductory fitness classes, children's swim programs, Pilates, and more.
About the judge
John Tlumacki has been a staff photographer at the Boston Globe since 1981. There's not much he hasn't covered, including three Winter Olympics, several Super Bowls, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, for which he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. When on assignment shooting icebergs in the North Atlantic, he had the opportunity to fly an Air Force C-135. He crashed in a hot-air balloon race that took off from Foxborough when the basket hit the top of a tall pine tree off Interstate 95. He also took the last known photo of fugitive Whitey Bulger wearing a white Red Sox baseball cap. John is a graduate of Boston University, magna cum laude from the College of Communication. He resides on the South Shore with his wife, Debra.
The rules
No purchase necessary. Prize includes two night’s accommodation at The Charles Hotel, dinner for two at Henrietta’s Table and a day pass to Wellbridge Athletic Club. Total prize value is approximately $975. Entries will be judged on composition and creative interpretation of the theme.

To receive the prize, you must be 18 years of age or older. Contest ends on April 30 at 5:00pm (EST). One (1) winner will be chosen from entries received. The winner will be notified via e-mail or phone by May 7, 2009 at 5:00pm (EST). Finalists will be announced on May 7, 2009. Note that all lodging bookings are non–holiday and subject to availability. Employees of the participating partners and the New York Times Company and their affiliates are not eligible to participate. Personal information will not be shared with any third party and will only be used to contact the contest winner(s). Please view the Privacy Policy for more information. Official rules