There are three categories:
Submit images that accurately reflect the captured moment in time. In other words, keep it real. Only minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping.
Photographs must be in digital format. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable. All digital files must be 20 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide ( if a horizontal image ) or 1,600 pixels tall ( if a vertical image ).
Entry fee is 15 USD per entry. There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Eligibility This contest is open worldwide only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.
Please note, this contest is void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria . Prize The First Place winner in each category will each receive 2,500 USD, and his/her winning photograph will be published in National Geographic magazine.
One Grand Prize winner will receive, in addition to the First Place prize, 7,500 USD and a trip to the District of Columbia, USA from January 13 to January 15, 2016 to participate in the National Geographic Photography Seminar .