Assignments & Stories

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  • Community members and National Geographic discuss the submissions

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

Assignment 4 days left to submit

Capturing Action

12351 Submissions
Curator: Stephen Alvarez
National Geographic Photographer

Assignment 6 days left to submit

Built to Walk

6993 Submissions
Curators: John Stanmeyer, Paul Salopek

Assignment 13 days left to submit

Photos Get Physical

1072 Submissions
Curator: Darren Smith
Deputy Editorial Director, NG International Editions

Assignment 2 weeks left to submit

Landmark Moments

154 Submissions
Curator: Orsolya Haarberg & Erlend Haarberg
Contributing National Geographic Photographers

Previous Assignments



This assignment ran from Jan 5 - Jan 27, 2016
Curator: Monica C. Corcoran
Director, Your Shot



This assignment ran from Dec 21 - Jan 12, 2016
Curator: Becky Harlan
Associate Producer


Primary Colors

This assignment ran from Nov 30 - Dec 21, 2015
Curator: Marie McGrory
Assistant Photo Editor


Urban Wildlife

This assignment ran from Nov 8 - Nov 30, 2015
Curator: Prasenjeet Yadav
National Geographic Young Explorer


Low Light

This assignment ran from Nov 2 - Nov 23, 2015
Curator: Stephen Alvarez
National Geographic Photographer

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