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Assignment

On January 1, 2019, I...

This assignment ran from Dec 31 to Jan 3, 2019.

Your Shot is a global community of photographers. Together we have created monthly and yearly visual diaries featuring the moments from our lives. For this assignment, everyone will be sharing photos and stories from the same day: January 1, 2019.

The prompt for this assignment is simple: Share photos taken on January 1, 2019 (your local time zone)Follow the light; observe the lines, textures, and patterns; anticipate the moments; and make beautiful photos documenting our lives as a community. Take advantage of your caption to help give context to your photo.

You have two submissions. The assignment launches on December 31, 2018 at 12PM ET; the deadline is January 3, 2019 at 12PM EST.

I did this for January 1, 2017 and am excited to do it again. I love the concept that together Your Shot is documenting the history of our world, one photo at a time.

David Y. Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

FYI — The “My Best Photos of January 2019” assignment launches of January 25, 2019 at 12PM EST.

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David Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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Published Jan 7, 2019.
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My Best Photos of March 2019 is Now Open

Posted mar 26, 2019

In case you missed it, “My Best Photos of March 2019” assignment is now open. The prompt is simple: share your best two photos taken from March 1 to 31, 2019. Submission deadline is April 1, 2019 at 12PM EST.

Also, because I loved the “On January 1, 2019, I…” and “On March 1, 2019, I…” assignments, I am doing this again for April 1, 2019. The prompt for this assignment is simple: share your best two photos taken on April 1, 2019. The assignment will open on March 31, 2019 at 12PM EST and close on April 2, 2019 at 12PM EST.

I hope you will also recognize that these “On (Day), I…” and “My Best Photos of (Month)” assignments as an opportunity — whether you are a professional or an amateur, these assignments require you to submit NEW photos. These assignments reset the playing field for every participating community member and is a new chance to receive Editor’s Favorites, Editor’s Notes, and be published.

DYL

"My Best Photos of February 2019" assignment is open

Posted feb 26, 2019

In case you missed it, “My Best Photos of February 2019” assignment is now open. The prompt is simple: share your best two photos taken from February 1-28, 2019. Submission deadline is March 1, 2019 at 12PM EST.

Also, because I loved the “On January 1, 2019, I…” assignment and final story, I am doing this again for March 1, 2019. The prompt for this assignment is simple: share your best two photos taken on March 1, 2019. The assignment will open on February 28, 2019 at 12PM EST and close on March 2, 2019 at 12PM EST.

On March 11, 2019, I will be launching a one-week assignment for anyone who has NEVER been published — this includes Daily Dozen, final story selection, Photos of the Week, or Photo of the Day.

DYL

For Inspiration

Posted dec 31, 2018

For inspiration, here are the previous “My Best Photos of (Month)” and “My Best Photos of (Year)” assignments — which creates monthly and yearly visual diaries of our lives as a community. Now I am excited to see "My Best Photos of (Day)" — I look forward to seeing your photo and stories, all from the same day: January 1, 2019.

My Best Photos of 2017
My Best Photos of August 2018
My Best Photos of September 2018
My Best Photos of October 2018
My Best Photos of November 2018
My Best Photos of 2018

DYL

David Lee

David Lee

Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
Before joining the Your Shot team, David covered the White House for Time and Newsweek, and served as an official photographer for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He also started The Waiting List, a non-profit storytelling project humanizing the statistics of organ donation.