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Assignment 16 hours left to submit

The Pool

6441 Submissions
Curator: Sherry L. Brukbacher
National Geographic Photo Editor

Assignment 2 weeks left to submit

World Without Energy

2707 Submissions
Curator: Monica C. Corcoran
Director, Your Shot


From Above

This assignment ran from Aug 1 - Aug 22, 2015
Curator: Marie McGrory
Assistant Photo Editor

Previous Assignments


What's in a Frame?

This assignment ran from Jun 22 - Jul 13, 2015
Curator: Stephen Alvarez
National Geographic Photographer


Mother and Child

This assignment ran from Jun 10 - Jul 1, 2015
Curator: Stephanie Sinclair
National Geographic Photographer


Road Trip

This assignment ran from Jun 1 - Jun 22, 2015
Curator: Daniel Westergren
Director of Photography, National Geographic Travel



This assignment ran from May 18 - Jun 17, 2015
Curators: Monica C. Corcoran, Jeanne M Modderman, Marie McGrory


Climate Change in Your Life

This assignment ran from Apr 27 - May 18, 2015
Curators: Jessie Wender, Dennis Dimick

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