National Geographic 2014 International Photography Contest for Kids

National Geographic 2014 International Photography Contest for Kids

National Geographic 2014 International Photography Contest for Kids #NGK
Photo credit: Grant, age 8/ National Geographic 2014 International Photography Contest for Kids

2014 National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids ending October 15th, 2014. That’s right there are a few more days left to hand your child a camera and let them go to town snapping pictures! Honestly, you never know what they’ll capture. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder and children see things differently. They notice the sunset because they’re not folding laundry, answering emails and juggling a million things at once. Their eyes are keen to picking up the details and magic that surrounds us each day, the magic that we’re often too busy to notice. I was thinking of selling my camera, the one I never use but had to have. Then I realized, if I let my children use it, I could be handing them something that could turn into a passion. So I’m handing my camera over and letting them capture some magic (or blurry images)!

Here are the details on how to enter the 2014 National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids, including the sweet prize:

Young photographers are invited to take part in the 2014 National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids, with the U.S. grand-prize winner receiving a National Geographic Costa Rica Family Adventure. Open to children ages 6 to 14, the contest is conducted in partnership with the U.S. edition of National Geographic Kids magazine and 11 local-language editions in Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, the Netherlands, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Each country will select winners in 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). In the U.S. contest, four first-place winners and four second-place winners will receive digital cameras, memory cards and a selection of National Geographic Kids books. First-place winners will also compete for the U.S. grand prize, which is a seven-day National Geographic Costa Rica Family Adventure for two. Their photos will go on to compete against first-place winning entries from international editions.

U.S. contestants may enter now through Oct. 15, 2014, by submitting one photo in any or all four categories. Photos may be black-and-white or color and shot with a digital camera or with conventional film. Entries may be submitted online at kids.nationalgeographic.com/photo-contest/ or via mail. The judges will announce the U.S. winners in November 2014.

In December 2014, each participating international local-language edition will submit its winning entry in each category to National Geographic’s Washington, D.C., headquarters to be judged alongside the winning U.S. entries by a panel of National Geographic photography experts. Judging will be based on creativity and photographic quality. The grand-prize winner of the worldwide contest will receive a trip for two to Washington, D.C. The winning photos will be featured in the May 2015 issue of the U.S. edition of National Geographic Kids magazine.

Disclaimer: I am a National Geographic Kids Insider. I was not paid for this post.

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