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

Donell Gumiran - B&W Theme - Photo competition
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2020 BLACK & WHITE AWARD Deadline: 30 November 2020

Street photography, fashion, portrait, conceptual, landscape, documentary: regardless of genres, this month we want to celebrate all the beauty and wealth of black & white images and we encourage photographers working across all genres to share with us their best monochromatic work!⁠

Enter now and show us what you got!


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

Submit Now