Win a once in a lifetime trip to Zambia with the National Geographic Photography Contest for Kids 2013! Love taking photos? Well, if you’ve got an eye for amazing animals, stunning scenery, fascinating faces or simply things that make you laugh, make sure you enter the competition.



Calling all budding photographers! National Geographic Kids has launched their latest competition to find the National Geographic Kids’ Young Photographer of the Year! The lucky winner will scoop a trip to Zambia in Southern Africa with their family, plus a personal photography masterclass, a Canon DSLR camera and loads of other photography goodies. The contest will be judged by National Geographic photographer Reza, top wildlife photographer Sue Flood and children’s TV presenter Barney Harwood.

“A visit to Zambia will be the trip of a lifetime for a talented young photographer – we’re very pleased to be able to offer such an incredible prize. We can’t wait to look through all the fantastic entries!” Tim Herbert, Editor of National Geographic Kids magazine.



This amazing competition is not to be missed! As well as experiencing stunning landscapes and extraordinary wildlife in Zambia, the winner will also receive a lesson in how to capture the amazing scenery on their brand new Canon camera from top wildlife photographer Sue Flood and, If that wasn’t enough, the Young Photographer of the Year will also scoop a photo book, photo mug and photo t-shirt!

Three runners up will also win a Canon DSLR camera worth 500 and a photo book, and a further 10 runners up will receive a set of four-photo posters!

How to enter

There are four categories in the National Geographic Photographer of the Year competition:

Category 1 – People
Category 2 – Animals
Category 3 – Scenery
Category 4 – Humour

Entrants can submit one photo per category via email to



Make sure that the subject line contains the entrant’s name and the category entered. Entrants must also include their name, age, contact details and a caption for the picture in the body of the email. Entrants may only send four emails in total (one per category) and photos must be in the Jpeg format and sized between 1.5 and 10 MB. When entering by email, entrants certify that they took the photo themselves and that a parent/guardian has agreed to their participation. Entrants must be 14 years or younger. The closing date is 31 October 2013.

More info on entering and the competition prizes can be found here.

Editors Notes

Magazine Info

Judges for the National Geographic Comp is photographer Reza, award-winning wildlife photographer Sue Flood and children's TV presenter, Barney Harwood!

Judges for the National Geographic Comp is photographer Reza, award-winning wildlife photographer Sue Flood and children’s TV presenter, Barney Harwood!

National Geographic Kids’ mission is to entertain children while educating them about their world, using superlative photography, dynamic graphics and compelling storytelling. Our research has found that children like their information in easy-to-swallow pieces, so National Geographic Kids takes a sneaky approach to teaching, delivering interactive, bite-sized information that gets children discovering the world around them. Our readers are having so much fun they don’t even realise they’re learning!

  • Read by 91% of parents
  • Readers aged six and up!
  • Designed and written for both boys and girls

Covering a wide range of popular topics – including nature, science, technology, history, archaeology and pop culture – National Geographic Kids is bursting with fascinating facts on every page.

National Geographic Kids Magazine is published every four weeks and is available in all good retailers and via subscription at National Geographic Kids.

Competition Info

Prizes supplied by:

8 night trip to Zambia supplied by the Bush Camp Company.

Canon EOS 100D DSLR supplied by Canon.

Photography goodies supplied by Snapfish.

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Date: 8 October 2013