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A Visual Diary: On July 1, 2019, I...

This assignment ran from Jun 30 to Jul 2, 2019.

THE PROMPT FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT IS SIMPLE: SHARE YOUR TWO BEST PHOTOS TAKEN ON JULY 1, 2019. If your submission does NOT meet this one assignment criteria, you will NOT be selected for the final story. Deadline is July 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

See the visual diaries of how our community spent January 1st, March 1st, April 1st, May 1st, and June 1st.

I hope you will also recognize these visual diary assignments as an opportunity. What I love about these monthly visual diary assignments is that anyone can participate and every community member has the same chance to receive an Editor’s Favorite, Editor’s Note, and be published in the final story. Whether you are a professional or an amateur, these assignments require you to submit new photos. However, there are too many Your Shot photographers submitting images that do not meet the one prompt for this assignment.

To reward those that follow the prompt of the assignment, one community member published in the final story will receive a portfolio review. I will use one of two ways to verify the date your photo was taken:

  1. In the photo details section, the “Date Taken” field reveals your submitted image was made on July 1, 2019.
  2. If the “Date Taken” field does not appear in your photo details section, your submitted image must also include the following language in your caption: This photo was taken on (EXACT DATE – month, day, year) in (CITY, COUNTRY). By including this language in your caption, I am trusting that the photo was taken on the date you write.

Click HERE to participate in our open assignments, including “Adventures of a Lifetime” where one Your Shot photographer will be published on the cover of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

The submission deadline is July 2, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET. See you on July 1st.

David Y. Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

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David Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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Published Jul 24, 2019.
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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.