Winners of the Nat Geo International Photography Contest for Kids

National Geographic Kids has just announced the winners of the International Photography Contest for Kids, their annual photo competition for kids, ages 6-14, from around the world.

For complete contest information visit the National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids at natgeokids.com/photo-contest.

 

Grand Prize Winner / 1st Place Dare to Explore
Dewi Baggerman, Age 11, Netherlands

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Owning the Stage
Grand Prize Winner (US) / 1st Place Weird But True
Kate Anderson, Age 12

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Mystic Gates
1st Place Dare to Explore (US)
Riley Harlan, Age 12

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High in the mountains of Japan, 10,000 gates lie still, just waiting to be explored.

 

 

Runner Up, 1st Place Amazing Animals
Maj Kastelic, Age 13, Slovenia

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Runner Up, 1st Place Wild Vacation
Sanya Jain, Age 12, India

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Archway to Cesky Krumlov
2nd Place Dare to Explore (US)
Alexia Saigh, Age 14

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Take a peek through this archway into the beautiful southern Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov located in the Czech Republic. Once there, you can meander throughout this medieval town over the cobblestones, bridges, and see the unique buildings.

 

 

Paririe Kiss
2nd Place Amazing Animals (US)
Frey Youssef, Age 12

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This is a photo of a mother prairie dog greeting its young pup with a kiss. It was taken in Custer State Park this spring.

 

 

Honorable Mention, Weird But True
Devananda Hardi, Age 7, Indonesia

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Underwater Basketball
2nd Place, Weird But True (US)
Josephine Goldman, Age 13

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I went to a summer camp in North Carolina where I got scuba certified. In one lake I went diving in, Fantasy Lake, there were many everyday things under the water, such as a basketball court complete with 14-pound bowling balls that felt like basketballs while underwater. I captured this shot right as my friend dunked the ball into the basket as the sun blazed down into the water.

 

 

Honorable Mention, Amazing Animals
Jennifer Jayne Evans Koumbatis, Age 10, Netherlands

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Runner Up, 1st Place Weird But True
Pan Yinzhi, Age 13, China

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Wings
1st Place, Amazing Animals (US)
David Hopkins, Age 13

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We were at the Woodland Park Zoo this summer and there were many birds. I got this pic while he/she was fluttering into his/her nest.

 

 

Zip-line Adventure
1st Place, Wild Vacation (US)
Ryan Hughes, Age 13

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This photo was taken right after she jumped off a wooden ledge.

 

 

Dromedaries on Diani
2nd Place, Wild Vacation (US)
Piers Nicklin, Age 12

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Napping on the beach, I opened my eyes to this colorful parade of camels on Galu Beach in Kenya.