National Geographic Kids Magazine Launches 2015 International Photography Contest

Young photographers are invited to take part in National Geographic’s International Photography Contest for Kids, with the U.S. grand-prize winner receiving an eight-day National Geographic Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks Family Adventure, and the worldwide grand-prize winner receiving a trip to visit National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. The worldwide grand-prize-winning photograph and the winning images from each of the four subject categories from the U.S. contest will be featured in the May 2016 U.S. edition of National Geographic Kids magazine. Open to children ages 6 to 14, the contest is hosted by National Geographic Kids magazine in the United States and through 10 local-language editions in Australia/New Zealand, China, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

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U.S. Contest: U.S. contestants may enter now through October 15, 2015, by submitting one photo in any or all of four categories: Amazing Animals (photos of pets, zoo animals, or wild animals); Dare to Explore (photos of outdoor scenery); Weird But True (photos that capture something odd or funny); and Wild Vacation (photos taken during vacation travels). Photos may be black-and-white or color and shot with a digital camera or with conventional film. Entries may be submitted online at natgeo.com/kids/photo-contest or via mail to International Photo Contest for Kids/KB, National Geographic Kids, 1145 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-4688.

A panel of National Geographic Kids photography experts will select and announce the U.S. winners in November 2015 and feature them on the National Geographic Kids website. Four first-place winners and four second-place winners will receive digital cameras, memory cards, and a selection of National Geographic Kids books. The first-place winners will compete for the U.S. grand prize of the eight-day National Geographic Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks Family Adventure. Their photos will go on to compete against first-place-winning entries from international editions in the worldwide contest.

International Contests: International contest deadlines vary by country, and contestants should check local-language editions for details. More information is also posted here.

Worldwide Contest: In December 2015, each participating international local-language edition will submit its winning entry in each category to National Geographic headquarters to be judged alongside the winning U.S. entries for the grand prize of the global contest: a trip for two to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The grand-prize-winning photograph and the winning pictures from the U.S. contest in each category will also be featured in the May 2016 issue of the U.S. edition of National Geographic Kids magazine. The worldwide winners will be featured on the National Geographic Kids website.