National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

17 May 2018

Competitions

Closes: 31st May 2018 at 12pm EST

The 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest invites photographers of all levels to submit their best shots to the annual competition.

A panel of judges will choose a winner in each of the three categories. One of the category winners will receive the title of National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year and be awarded $10,000 (USD) and the other two category winners will each be awarded $2,500 (USD).

Eligible contestants can submit their photos in any or all of the three categories: Nature, People and Cities. The entry fee is $15 (USD) per photo and there is no limit to the number of photos an entrant can submit.

After the conclusion of the entry period from June 11 through 15, members of the National Geographic community are encouraged to vote for their favorite photo in each category from a selection of images chosen by National Geographic photo editors. The photos with the most votes will be named People’s Choice winners.


Picture copyright: Leopard Hunting a Stork by Paul Rifkin / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. "One shot capture. I watched the leopard stalking the stork, I only had time to focus at 400mm, no time to change to high speed, I watched the stork and as soon as it flapped it's wings I shot one shot."