color photograph of a man in front of Taj Mahal

People Award Editors' Picks of October 2021

“When people ask me what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes.”
— Anonymous

Following the results of last month’s People competition judged by National Geographic editor Elizabeth Krist, we would like to share some of the competition entries that didn’t make the final selection, but impressed and intrigued us with their overall quality.

Dancers performing a traditional ritual in Papua New Guinea; young nuns in Myanmar; a sulfur miner in Indonesia; Japanese men braving the cold winter at Okayama’s Hadaka Matsuri Festival; two picadors in a Spanish arena, and more: we’re delighted to present the work of 15 international image-makers who have captured the fascinating cultural diversity of our planet, with honesty, artistry, and skill.

Congratulations to all selected artists: Yosh Hase, Candy Lopesino, Joaquin Barata, F.Dilek Uyar, Michelle Bruzzese-Eggleston, Ivelina Berova, Dan Nelken, Kars Tuinder, Geffrard Bourke, Alessandra Squarzon, Roman Jehanno, Ilenia Brunelli, Kathleen Gerber, Jack Lawson, Arun Hegden,

Monthly Photo Contest

Landscape photography by Costas Kariolis. Beach, Norfolk, England
© Costas Kariolis

2022 Landscape AWARD Deadline: 30 November 2022

When taking a picture of a landscape, just like in a portrait or a scene, photographers attempt to tell a story.

From dramatic rural vistas to urban panoramics, or seemingly-abstract aerial compositions, this month we want to see images that showcase our planet’s diverse and beautiful topography.⁠

All approaches are valid and we want to see as many different styles and compositions as possible!


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

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