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Bright Ideas in Action

3612 Submissions
Curator: Monica C. Corcoran
Director, Your Shot

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Inside Access

2658 Submissions
Curator: Fritz Hoffmann and Kathya Landeros

Previous Assignments



This assignment ran from Sep 12 - Oct 3, 2015
Curator: Elizabeth Krist
Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine


Eye Spy

This assignment ran from Sep 7 - Sep 28, 2015
Curator: Asher Jay
National Geographic Explorer and Creative Conservationist


Best of the World

This assignment ran from Sep 1 - Sep 22, 2015
Curators: Margaret Zackowitz, Leigh Borghesani, Carol Enquist



This assignment ran from Aug 17 - Sep 7, 2015
Curator: Matt Adams
Assistant Photo Editor


From Above

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

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