With the increased quality of camera phones, even amateur photographers are able to snap some pretty good pictures. We thought we’d take this opportunity to present a camera phone challenge, where we’ll give you two weeks to submit photos taken from your phone in a particular category. For this first challenge, we’ll be accepting “travel” photos, since this is typically the time of year when quite a few folks go on vacation.

You have from now until Friday, July 30, 2010 at 5:00 PM EDT to submit your camera phone travel photos. Please send these original photos, along with information about what phone you used (and the model number) to trol at techrepublic.com.

The TechRepublic editorial staff will select their favorite photo from all the entries, and the TechRepublic member who submitted that photo will receive some free swag!

[Update 8/2/10 – The photo that most captured our attention was taken by referral-magic with his HTC HD2 T8585 while on a Caribbean cruise in April 2010 (seen below). We also identified a four-way tie for second place. Click here to see the entire gallery.]