National Geographic Photo Contest 2018

Photos may be submitted to 3 categories: wildlife, people, and places.


The National Geographic Photo Contest is accepting entries from October 15 to November 15. Do you have the winning image? Show us the world and what inspires you. We're looking for compelling, surprising, and stirring photographs that share a new view of our world and all that's in it.

Photos may be submitted to three categories: wildlife, people, and places.


The grand prize winner will receive $5,000. Their winning image will be featured on the @NatGeo Instagram account. Individual category prizes include:

First place winners will receive $2,500.

Second place winners will receive $1,500.

Third place winners will receive $750.


Contest is open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

By participating in the Contest, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any entrant in and/or winner of the Contest, each entrant irrevocably grants the Promotion Entities and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, and any other personal characteristics, in any and all media in connection with the Contest and the advertising and promotion thereof and each entrant and/or prize winner hereby release the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto.


Wildlife People Landscape