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National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2017
Total awards: 11250 $
Join 15 $

Info & Rules

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Contest info


Hello, I would like to present you “The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2017” contest awards. You can enter in the competition online, by clicking the green button "Join" in the top right corner. All you have to do is submit your image. The entry tax is $15 dollars per media. The "National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year" 2017 is open for entries. Photographers in selected countries are welcome to participate right now. The competition is open only for participants, who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of the entry and who reside in: the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada (excluding Quebec), India, Austria, Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Bangladesh, Japan, China, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Spain, Mexico, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Russia, Romania, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sweden,Taiwan, Switzerland, Turkey; Photographs can be entered to 3 main categories — People, Cities, Nature — for the chance to win amazing awards and be named the "National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year" 2017. Winner will be taken to a Galápagos expedition with the oganizer "National Geographic Expeditions". The organizers are searching for photos that show the world: people, places, and cultures. Photos that show the interesting story of a place and travel moments that reveal what inspires you. Three money prizes will be awarded in each of the contest categories: • 1st place $2500 • 2nd place $750 • 3rd place $500 Winning this competition, can give the entrants a good start in their careers. Participate in online competitions to develop your professional portfolio and win prizes. This is a perfect opportunity for entrants to show skills and great work.

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Start date

30 May 2017  -  30 June 2017







• Grand Prize: A 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions Each category will feature three winners: First Prize: Three (3) First Prizes (“First Prize”) will be awarded. Each First Prize Winner will receive Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars (US $2,500.00). Second Prize: Three (3) Second Prizes (“Second Prize”) will be awarded. Each Second Prize Winner will receive Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars (US $750.00). Third Prize: Three (3) Third Prizes (“Third Prize”) will be awarded. Each Third Prize Winner will receive Five Hundred Dollars (US $500.00).

General rules


Each entry consists of an entry form, a single photograph, and an entry fee (collectively, the “Submission”). The entry fee is US$15 per entry. To enter, visit http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/photographer-of-the-year-2017/ (the “Website”); complete an entry form with the required information, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and photo caption; and submit along with your photograph and fee in accordance with the instructions that follow. While the entry form requests information about whether your photograph was taken on a National Geographic Expedition or a National Geographic Adventure, such inquiry is for informational purposes only and does not affect eligibility or judging. The categories for Submissions are: (1) Nature, (2) People; (3) Cities. There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Each Submission must comply with the guidelines, located on the Website as well as the following requirements (the “Submission Requirements”): • Submissions must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable. All digital files must be 20 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or .jpg format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image). • Submissions must have been taken within two (2) years before the date of entry and may not previously have won an award in the National Geographic International Photography Contest, the National Geographic Photography Contest, National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest or any National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. • Only minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is minor cropping. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are acceptable. Any changes to the original photograph not itemized here or in the Guidelines are unacceptable and will render the Submission ineligible for a prize. • The Submission, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. • The Submission must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. • The caption must be complete and accurate, sufficient to convey the circumstances in which the photograph was taken. Disguising or misrepresenting the origin of your content is cause for disqualification. • Watermarks are unacceptable. Unless Sponsor receives a non-watermarked version of the Submission within ten (10) days following its request, the Submission will be disqualified. • Each Submission must be the submitting entrant’s own, produced work and may not feature or focus on any material owned or controlled by third parties (unless the entrant can provide written documentation of permission to use any materials owned by a third party as set forth below or in a form and substance determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).


Age restriction: 18 /

Available for citizens: Worldwide