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Cameras at the ready, Jump readers – we’ve got some exciting news for all you wannabe photographers! The National Geographic Photo Competition for Kids launched this week.
How would you like to win an amazing tiger safari to India?! If you’ve got a flair for photography, then this could be your chance. National Geographic Magazine are looking for talented young photographers to capture on camera the weird and wonderful world around them. Using digital or film, black and white or colour, this is your chance to get creative with your camera, win some amazing prizes, and have lots of fun trying!
There are four categories to inspire you: take stunning scenic shots for ‘Dare to Explore’, or capture your crazy cat for ‘Amazing Animals’. Get adventurous with your holiday snaps for ‘Wild Vacation’, or a pic of the most bizarre things around you for ‘Weird but True’. Full of ideas? You can enter each category (just once)!
The judges will choose the winning photos based on creativity and skill. The overall winner will get to jet off to Rajasthan, India, for nine days, taking in tigers, boar, antelope, waterbirds…and the Taj Mahal! The winners of each category also get a stunning Nikon camera and £150 worth of Photobox vouchers, as well as entry into the International Competition to win a trip to Washington DC! Read the full competition rules here for UK. Not in UK? Check out the international partners of National Geographic.
Need some inspiration? Check out last year’s winners below, Ben Duursma, who has just got back from his own safari. Now those are definitely some photos we’d like to see!
National Geographic also have a brilliant website for young people. Here you can share your photos, play games, and learn all about your favourite creatures, whether they’re lions, dinosaurs or great white sharks! There’s also lots of information and pictures about history, mythology, geography and more. They also have great apps, books and a print magazine.
We think this might be the grumpiest fish we’ve ever seen…
So what are you waiting for? To enter all you need to do is email your photos – visit the site for full details. Don’t forget to let us know if you enter. And good luck!