Those with a penchant for photography are invited to enter National Geographic’s annual photo contest – now open!
Welcoming all age-groups and levels of expertise, this competition highlights the undiscovered – illuminating wonders of the world and giving talented unknown photographers an opportunity to shine.
As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Last year they received more than 20,000 entries from over 130 countries, with professional and amateur photographers across the globe participating.

To Enter The Contest: Upload your photos to the National Geographic Photo Contest website between September 1 and November 30, 2012.
Grand Prize: $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar.
Two Runner-up Prizes: $2,500
Plus: The winning photos will be published in National Geographic magazine.
In Addition: National Geographic photo editors will be showcasing their favorite entries every week on the website. Submit your photos early for a chance to be featured on the National Geographic website.
Read the official rules and visit the website for more information.
See Last Year’s Winning Photos

Inga Yandell
Explorer and media producer, passionate about nature, culture and travel. Combining science and conservation with investigative journalism to provide resources and opportunities for creative exploration.