National Geographic Kids Announces Grand Prize Winner of International Photography Contest

National Geographic Kids Announces Grand Prize Winner of International Photography Contest. Open to children ages 6 to 14 from all over the world, thousands of kids submitted their artwork for this competition.  You can see some of the winning photos of this International Photography Contest below.

National Geographic Kids’ aim is to teach children about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed & make it a better place. “Photography is an excellent way for people — and especially kids — to show their perspective on the world. What they produce is eye-catching, inventive and sometimes surprising, and we continue to be impressed by the contest entries,” said Rachel Buchholz, editor-in-chief of National Geographic Kids magazine (U.S.). “This year, we not only expanded our contest to Australia/New Zealand and Portugal, but we also received the largest number of entries in the worldwide competition. It’s encouraging to see kids actively participating in photography and engaged in the world around them.”

Overall winner: Grasshopper eating a leaf

Grasshopper eating a leaf
Photograph: Senne Mensink, 13, The Netherlands

US winner: Mile High Swinging Bridge of Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina

Mile High Swinging Bridge of Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina

Photograph: Logan Warner

Weird But True category: the thermal pool at Yellowstone park

the thermal pool at Yellowstone park

Photograph: Chase Rodi, USA

Runner-up, first place in Weird But True category

Weird But True category

Photograph: Tadhg Verdier, 11, Ireland

Amazing Animals category:  an iguana in Bali

an iguana in Bali

Photograph: Julij Kopilovic, 8, Slovenia

Runner up for the first place in the Wild Vacation category: the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico

nternational Balloon Fiesta

Photograph: Henry Downing

Runner-up, first place in Dare to Explore category

Dare to Explore category

Photograph: Radostina Georgieva Todorova, 8, Bulgaria

First place, US Amazing Animals category, a green tree snake

a green tree snake

Photograph: Kathryn Kovacic, 9, Georgia

Second prize, Wild Vacation category, kite surfer

kite surfer

Photograph: Madison Bell, 8, USA

International winner, Wild Vacation category, a child in a rice field

a child in a rice field

Photograph: Zhixuan Wu, 12, China

Second prize in the US Dare To Explore category

Dare To Explore category2

Photograph: Emily Crofoot, 12, USA

Second place, Weird But True category in the US, a plane on the face of the moon

a plane on the face of the moon

Photograph: Madison Raymo, 13, USA

US runner-up in Amazing Animals category, praying mantis

praying mantis

Photograph: Anna Henderson, 12, USA

International winner, Dare To Explore category

Dare To Explore category 3

Photograph: Josephine Jennifer Tjahjadie, 11, Indonesia