National Geographic Photo Contest

Will you be one of the 16,000 contest entries to the National Geographic Photo Contest 2013? They receive entries from photographers from 130 countries. Contest is open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and there is a $15 entry fee.

Photographs are judged on creativity and photographic quality, one first place winner will be selected in each category by a panel of experts. There are three category winners, the grand prize winner will be selected. This year's contest judges are National Geographic magazine photographers Tim Laman, Amy Toensing, and Peter Essick.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2014: A behind-the-scenes experience like none other.

The deadline for submission is October 31, 2014.