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Assignments & Stories

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  • Community photographers and National Geographic discuss the submissions

  • National Geographic assembles the top photos from an assignment into a story

Assignment 6 days left to submit

Quest for Happiness

5028 Submissions
Curator: Matthieu Paley
National Geographic Photographer

Assignment 2 weeks left to submit

Exploring Time

1764 Submissions
Curator: Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
National Geographic Photographers

Previous Assignments


Unsung Hero

This assignment ran from Oct 31 - Nov 21, 2017
Curator: Matt Moyer
National Geographic Photographer


Because of Her

This assignment ran from Oct 9 - Oct 30, 2017
Curators: David Y. Lee, Amy Toensing


Chasing Moments

This assignment ran from Oct 2 - Oct 23, 2017
Curator: Ami Vitale
National Geographic Photographer


Lines, Textures, and Patterns

This assignment ran from Sep 19 - Oct 10, 2017
Curator: Matt Adams
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot


Quiet Moments

This assignment ran from Sep 8 - Oct 2, 2017
Curator: David Y. Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

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