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Is image manipulation allowed in Your Shot?

Please refer to our photo guidelines at: yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photo-guidelines We allow and e...

I'm not a U.S. resident. Can I still participate in Your Shot?

Yes. As long as you have read and accepted the Your Shot Terms, we welcome your participation.

Do photos have to be taken with a digital camera?

Submitted photos do not have to be digital photos taken with a digital camera. Any digital scan will do, as lo...

What should I include in the description of my photograph?

Captions are a great way to engage others in your photography. The Five Ws are a good starting point: Who is i...

Are captions fact-checked for accuracy?

We trust our members to give accurate caption information. Typically we do not research or fact-check captions...

What is a personal release form?

If any person in your photograph is recognizable, you may be asked to provide National Geographic with a perso...

Do photos of children require personal release forms?

No, we do not require a personal release (see What is a personal release form? for more), though we would enco...

What is a location release form?

A location release form is a binding contract between the photographer and the owner(s) of private property wi...

What is an artist release form?

An artist release form is a binding contract between the photographer and the copyright holder(s) of any art i...

Why won't my images upload?

First, please make sure your images meet the following requirements: JPG or JPEG file format Minimum 1,6...