Cape Town - This year's National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest has kicked off, showing some of the most breathtaking photos of the world we live in.
Classified under either the Nature, People and Cities category, the snapshots tell a story about the state of our being... whether it is with environmental issues, socio-economic issues or the diverse cultures we admire about one another.
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The NatGeo editors have pulled together some of their favourite entries from the “People” category, showing the incredible world we live in through the eyes of photographers and in the eyes and movements of their subjects.
According to George Stone, editor in chief of National Geographic Traveler magazine, “Travel is about curiosity, and travel photography is about capturing and sharing that curiosity with the world."
The contest, NatGeo says, is designed to elevate new talent, and showcase their captivating images on National Geographic Travel’s influential platforms.
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You can see a gallery of some of the best photos in the People category on the contest here: NatGeo's Travel Photographer of the Year's favourite People entries
How to enter
Eligible contestants can visit the NatGeo Photo Contest page online to submit their best photos in any or all of the three categories, namely Nature, People and Cities.
The entry fee is $15 (R200) per photo and there is no limit to the number of photos an entrant can submit.
The NatGeo Travel Photographer of the Year Contest contest is open now and entries must be submitted by 30 June 2017.
In each category, National Geographic Travel will award first-, second- and third-place cash prizes of $2500 (more than R33 000), $750 (more than R10 000) and $500 (more than R6 600) respectively.
As grand prize, the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest offers a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos Archipelago with National Geographic Expeditions, as well as the prestigious title of National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year for 2017.
All winners will also receive a year-long subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine. In addition, all winning photos will appear in an upcoming issue of National Geographic Traveler as well as in an online feature.
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