The National Geographic International Photography Contest 2011 is taking place now, attracting thousands of creative, inspiring, imaginative and amazing photos from around the world. Interested photographers can still submit their creations in three categories: People, Places, and Nature until November 30. The contest is organized by National Geographic: the leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery sets the standard for photographic excellence.
Last year, the organization received more than 16,000 contest entries submitted by photographers from 130 countries.
Judged on creativity and photographic quality, one first place winner will be selected in each category by a panel of experts. From the three category winners, the grand prize winner will be selected. This year's contest judges are National Geographic magazine photographers Tim Laman, Amy Toensing, and Peter Essick.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2012: A behind-the-scenes experience like none other.
Visit National Geographic's contest website for more information about the contest and to see some of the most recent submissions.