National Geographicâ€™s international photo contest this year will have four categories: people, landscape, animals and, new for 2007, photo essay. A grand prize winner will be chosen in each category and will be announced in December.
For the first time, readers of National Geographic’s English-language editions in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and United Kingdom will be able to participate in the contest that was inaugurated in 16 of its local-language editions in 2006.
This year, 26 local-language editions will take part; these will submit their winning entries to National Geographic headquarters to be judged with the winning English-language entries.
For English-language-edition contestants, a portfolio of up to 10 photographs in the new photo essay category may be submitted. â€œWe’re looking for a photographer who tells a visual narrative, a story with a very clear beginning, middle and end,â€ says National Geographic Director of Photography David Griffin (not our David Griffin).
For the people, landscape and animals categories, up to six photos may be submitted. Photos can be black & white or color, shot with a digital camera or film.
You may start submitting your entries starting August 1. Deadline for entries will be on October 31, 2007.
[Site: National Geographic]