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Deadline: 1 November 2010
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2010 National Geographic Int’l Photography Contest for Kids

IPC_kids_2010_logo_small.jpg (116 KB)Young photographers around the world are invited to take part in the 2010 National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids.

The competition is conducted in partnership with the U.S. edition of National Geographic Kids magazine (also available in Canada) and 12 local-language editions of the magazine in Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The international grand-prize winner will receive a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C.
U.S. and Canadian contestants ages 6-14 may enter now through Nov. 1, 2010, by submitting one photo in any or all of four categories: People; Animals; Scenery; and Humor. Photos can be black-and-white or color, shot with a digital camera or with conventional film.

One grand-prize winner from the U.S. / Canada regional contest will be selected from the four first-place category winners to receive a trip for four to Toronto, Canada, courtesy of Tourism Toronto and the Delta Chelsea Hotel. The five-day, four-night trip includes CityPasses to explore Toronto’s attractions, including the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere; the Ontario Science Center; Casa Loma; the Royal Ontario Museum; and the Toronto Zoo. The four first-place and four second-place category winners also will win digital camera kits as well as National Geographic books.

Each participating international local-language edition will submit its winning entries in each category to National Geographic headquarters to be judged alongside the winning U.S. / Canada entries by a panel of four National Geographic experts: Melina Bellows, National Geographic Kids magazine editor in chief; Annie Griffiths, National Geographic photographer; Steve St. John, National Geographic Image Collection senior editor; and Jay Sumner, National Geographic Kids photo director.

The judges will announce the overall grand-prize winner of a trip to National Geographic headquarters in January 2011. Winning entries from each country will be featured in that country’s edition of National Geographic Kids magazine.

National Geographic Kids, geared toward children ages 6-14, is an interactive, multitopic magazine covering animals, entertainment, science, technology, current events and cultures. The magazine has 20 international editions.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The Grand Prize is a trip to Toronto, Canada, for the Grand Prize winner and three (3) additional family members between January 1, 2011, and January 1, 2012. ARV $8,000 USD. Four (4) First Place Winners (one in each Category) a 12.1-megapixel digital camera; a 4GB memory card; and a copy of National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011, Weird But True, and The Big Book of Fun. ARV $294 USD. In addition, the First Place Winner in each Category will automatically be entered into the Worldwide National Geographic Society International Photography Contest for Kids. Four (4) Second Place Winners (one in each Category.) a 10.1-megapixel digital camera, a 4GB memory card, and the book Weird But True. ARV $204 USD. ELIGIBILITY: 6-14 / US & Canada Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: By entering the Contest, all winners (and their respective parents and legal guardians) grant a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to Sponsor, its designees, licensees and affiliates (“Authorized Parties”), to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photographs (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest; publication in National Geographic Kids Magazine or online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest. Entrants (and their respective parents and legal guardians) further hereby waive all moral rights in and to the photographs in favor of the Sponsor. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

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