National Geographic readers around the world are invited to take part in the 2008 National Geographic International Photography Contest beginning in August. Readers of National Geographicâ€™s English-language editions in Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States and United Kingdom are eligible to participate, as are readers in 26 local-language editions.
This is the third edition of this international photo contest. The contest was inaugurated in 16 local-language editions in 2006.
English language-edition entries in three categories â€” People, Places and Nature â€” will be judged at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The local language editions will each submit the winning entries in each category to headquarters to be judged with the winning English-language entries.
National Geographic judges will announce three international grand-prize winners in December 2008. The panel of judges will be composed of professional photojournalists, including one from National Geographic.
First-place category winners of the English-language-edition competition will win a digital SLR camera kit. The international grand-prize winners will receive a trip to National Geographic headquarters, and their winning entries will be published in the English-language and other editions of National Geographic magazine.
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