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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 2 weeks left to submit

Dear Future Generations,

2722 Submissions
Curator: David Y. Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

Assignment 2 weeks left to submit

I Love You

892 Submissions
Curator: John Stanmeyer
National Geographic Contributing Photographer

Previous Assignments



This assignment ran from Jul 25 - Aug 14, 2017
Curator: Robbie Shone
National Geographic photographer


Ocean Encounters

This assignment ran from Jul 10 - Jul 31, 2017
Curator: Asher Jay
National Geographic Explorer and Creative Conservationist


Off the Beaten Path

This assignment ran from Jul 6 - Jul 27, 2017
Curator: Lindsay Kuczera
Digital Media Specialist, National Geographic Expeditions


Finding Family

This assignment ran from Jun 19 - Jul 10, 2017
Curators: Matt Moyer, Amy Toensing


Traditions Around the World

This assignment ran from May 31 - Jun 26, 2017
Curator: David Y. Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

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