Photo Contest Support

What rights does National Geographic have to my photo contest entry?

Please read through the official photo contest rules for further information on the rights you grant.

Is image manipulation allowed in the photo contest?

Minor burning, dodging, and color correction are acceptable. We encourage you to submit photographs that are ...

What should I include in the description of my photograph?

Captions are a great way to engage others in your photography. Who is it about? What happened? When ...

Are captions fact-checked for accuracy?

We trust our users to give accurate caption information, so we do not research or fact-check their captions. H...

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...

How old can my photograph entry be?

Photographs must have been taken within two years of the date of entry.

I’d like to enter a photo that has previously won a contest. Is that allowed?

Photographs must have been taken within two (2) years before the date of entry and may not previously have won...

Will I be notified if my photo is chosen for the online galleries?

No, you will only be notified if you are a finalist in the contest.

Why is my country not permitted to enter?

Thank you for your interest in our photo contest. We’re sorry this contest is not available in your country, b...