334 the national geographic energizer ultimate photo contest

Posted: May 18, 2009

The National Geographic Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest

Category:Art Contests > Photography
Entry Fee:Free
Prizes:Grand Prize wins a trip, plus various first place and finalist prizes
Entry Deadline
Jun 30 2009

Contest Details

Do you have a winning shot? Send in your best photos—in categories like Animals/Wildlife, Travel, and Weather—for a chance to win a National Geographic Expeditions trip for two to the Galápagos Islands! The winning photo will also be featured in National Geographic magazine.


  • Animals / Wildlife
    Have a great photo of Fido, birds in your backyard, or lions in the Serengeti? Send in your best shots of fins, fur, and feathers.
  • Nature
    Submit your shots that best capture the beauty, excitement, and grandeur of the great outdoors—from mountains to coral reefs.
  • People / Cultures
    Have photos that capture the unique and interesting people or cultures you’ve met? Send them in!
  • Travel
    Got a great shot in San Francisco? Capture a magical moment in Milan? Send in your best travel snapshots.
  • Weather
    Rain or snow, sunshine or storm—send in your shots of Mother Nature at her best. Or worst.
  • Inspiration / Keep Going®
    This is the place for those photos that capture perseverance, boundless energy, and that never-quit spirit that inspires us all to Keep Going®.


One (1) Grand Prize winner will be chosen from among the six (6) first place winners in the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, and he or she will receive all of the First Place and Finalist prize items listed as well as the following: A National Geographic Expeditions trip for two (2) persons to the Gala’pagos Islands, accompanied by an expert team of naturalists. Traveling aboard the National Geographic Endeavour, experience up-close encounters with unique wildlife and snorkel amid the fish, sea turtles, penguins, and playful sea lions. Cruise to pristine islands and walk among colonies of animals and birds unfazed by your presence.

The Grand Prize winner’s photograph will also be published in the December 2009 issue of National Geographic magazine.

First Place Prize

Six (6) category winners will be chosen from the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, and they all will receive all of the Finalist prize items listed as well as the following:

A framed, signed 16 x 20 print of their choice from Jim Richardson’s photography gallery Web site.

All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or .jpg format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image);

Each entrant may submit entries in any Theme category he/she wishes and may submit entries at different times during the entry period, but no entrant may submit more than one (1) entry per Theme (6 total submissions allowed per entrant). A single email address may be used by only one entrant; entries by additional entrants using the same email address will be disqualified. If an entrant exceeds any of these limits, all of that entrant’s entries will be disqualified.

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