WASHINGTON (Oct. 9, 2007)—National Geographic magazine’s Web site, www.ngm.com, has launched an online version of the popular “Your Shot” page, where National Geographic photo editors feature two reader-submitted photos in the magazine every month. Currently, both photographs are chosen by editors at National Geographic. Starting this month, Web users who visit www.ngm.com will have the power to choose one of the reader-submitted photographs that appear on the magazine’s “Your Shot” page.
Online, the feature is called the Daily Dozen. Visitors to the magazine’s web site can view a group of daily top-12 images shot by amateur photographers. Images for the Daily Dozen are chosen from photographs submitted to National Geographic by photography enthusiasts from around the world. (Go to www.ngm.com/yourshot for details on how to submit a photo.)
Each week, visitors to www.ngm.com can vote on a gallery of images from the prior week. At the end of the month all votes will be tallied, and the photograph with the highest cumulative ranking will be published in an upcoming issue of National Geographic magazine. Viewers can vote for each week’s images one time only.
In 2007 National Geographic won two National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors: the top award for general excellence for a magazine with a circulation exceeding 2 million and the award for photography. In 2006 National Geographic won the National Magazine Award for online excellence.
National Geographic magazine is the official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations. Published in English and 31 local-language editions, the magazine has a global circulation of around 8.5 million. It is sent each month to National Geographic members and is available on newsstands for $4.95 a copy. Single copies can be ordered by calling (800) NGS-LINE, also the number to call to apply for membership in the Society.