Photo Contest Support

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

By entering the contest, you give National Geographic the right to display your image in connection with the c...

Is image manipulation allowed in the photo contest?

No. Keep in mind: Elements of the picture cannot be altered in any manner, including the following prohibi...

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 di...

Are captions fact-checked for accuracy?

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

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 the past two years.

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 and may not previously have won an award in the National...

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

Yes, an editor will comment on your image in your Your Shot profile.

Why is my country not permitted to enter?

The photo contest is not available in all countries. Some countries are excluded from the contest because ther...