International Photography Contest

Head outside with your camera and get your best shots for the 2015 International Photography Contest.


​One grand-prize winner will be selected from the four first-place winners in this United States contest. The grand prize is a National Geographic Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks Family Adventure​ for two provided by National Geographic Expeditions.


Submit your photos now! 

The contest ends Oct. 15. 

Photo Galleries

See a few of this year's entries!

Award-winning shots!

See last year's top pics.

Last year's winner

See her stunning photos!

Shoot like a pro!

Tips and tricks for the best shot

Amazing Animals v2

Take shots of your pets or other animals you encounter. 


Shoot and upload your photos that fit into these four categories.



Wild Vacation v2

Make waves with your vacation photos.

Dare to Explore v2

Photos of landscapes, treetops, underwater fish, or anything that's off the beaten path is what judges will be looking for in this category.

Weird But True v2

Find something that makes you do a double take, then shoot a photo of it and send it in!

National Parks Family Adventure

Learn more about the grand prize!

Shoot like a pro!

We've got tips and tricks for getting the best shot.

To enter outside the U.S., see our list of international partners.