Editors' Picks Emerging Talent Award

“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” – Ansel Adams

Following the results of last month’s Emerging Talent competition judged by National Geographic longtime editor Elizabeth Krist, the editors are delighted to share a selection of their favorite entries – Images that didn’t make it to the final round but showed a remarkable set of skills and creativity.

This year we received an overwhelming variety of works from international photographers featuring excellent work across all genres and although we couldn’t give an award to every entrant, we are delighted to present the work of these 15 talented photographers whose images are well worthy of exposure.

Thanks again for taking part in the competition and sharing your beautiful work with us!

Monthly Photo Contest

© Sujan Sarkar

THEME: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY Deadline: 30 September 2020

"It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important." - Bruce Davidson

Street photography has been one of the most exciting and influential forms of photography since its creation.

Whether the subject is your own city or as you explore other territories and cultures: this month we want to discover the streets through YOUR lens!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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