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

© Matthieu Paley

THEME: Travel Deadline: 31 August 2020

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it.

Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: street, portrait, landscape, documentary... We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually - Let’s travel together!


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

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