WASHINGTON (Aug. 1, 2014)—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.
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National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events and a website, and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core. National Geographic Kids magazine (10 issues per year) and Little Kids magazine (six issues per year) are photo-driven publications available on newsstands or by subscription in print and on tablets. The award-winning website kids.nationalgeographic.com excites kids about the planet through games; videos; contests; photos; quizzes; and blogs about cultures, animals and destinations. National Geographic Kids Books is the leading nonfiction publisher with 60 titles each year, including The New York Times best-seller “Kids Almanac.” National Geographic Kids safely engages kids to learn through digital play in the virtual animal world of Animal Jam. National Geographic Kids apps bring the best of National Geographic Kids to smartphones and tablets.