• Photo of Polar Bear underwater

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    Photograph by Paul Souders

National Geographic Photo Contest

As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Last year, we received more than 7,000 entries from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Well, it's that time of year again—send us your best shots in any of these three categories: people, places and nature. Please submit images that accurately reflect the captured moment in time. In other words, keep it real.


The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015: A behind-the-scenes experience like none other.


During the contest, come back weekly to see our editors’ top picks. Want to be your own judge? View every photo, choose your own faves, then share them with family and friends.


Highlights

  • Picture of a lion cub, South Africa

    Your Shot

    Share photos, go on assignment, and get published.

  • Picture of surfers in Hawaii

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