National Geographic 2012 Photo Contest

Here’s a reminder from the National Geographic:

First Place Winner of the 2011 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest:
Star Gazing at Crater Lake, Photo by Ben Canales

The 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest runs from April 5 to June 28, with an entry fee of $15. For procrastinators, the deadline is extended to July 11 with an increase of $10 per entry. Digital entries are accepted online in any of these four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments.

Prizes for a winning photo include: a National Geographic Galápagos Photography Expedition; a Santa Fe Workshop; a National Geographic Traveler Seminar; and $200 gift certificates to B&H Photo.

Last year nearly 13,000 images were submitted from all over the world. The pictures captured an assortment of the places, wildlife, and people that make traveling memorable, evoking a sense of delight, discovery—or both. See the winning photos from 2011.

In an era of Photoshop and ubiquitous imaging software, it is interesting to join in a photo contest. Goodluck!