Winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photography Competition

Photographs were submitted in three categories: people, places and nature. The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality.  View the winning images and honorable mentions–plus the Viewers’ Choice winners!

Grand Prize Winner

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1.  First Place for Places

Winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Competition

1. First Place for People

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2. Honorable Mention

Winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Competition

3. Honorable Mention

Winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Competition

4. Viewer’s Choice for People

Winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Competition

5. Honorable Mention

Winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Competition

6. Honorable Mention

Winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Competition

7. Viewer’s Choice

Winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Competition

8. Honorable Mention

Winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Competition