Winners of NatGeo’s International Photography Contest for Kids

The results are in! After a record number of submissions—46,000, to be exact—the winners of the 2016 National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids have been announced. Spanning scenes of nature, cultural snapshots, and portraits of animals, the winning photos showcase all that the world has to offer—including its up-and-coming talent.

Check out the winning images below!

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Grand Prize Winner (International)

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By Dewi Baggerman, Age 11, Netherlands
(Also won 1st Place, Dare to Explore)

 

Grand Prize Winner (United States)

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Owning the Stage
By Kate Anderson, Age 12, USA
(Also won 1st Place, Weird But True)

 

1st Place Winners (International)

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By Maj Kastelic, Age 13, Slovenia
(Amazing Animals)

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By Sanya Jain, Age 12, India
(Wild Vacation)

national geographic kids contest winners photography

Pan Yinzhi, Age 13, China
(Weird But True)

 

1st Place Winners (United States)

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Wings
By David Hopkins, Age 13, USA
(Amazing Animals)

national geographic kids contest winners photography

Zip-line Adventure
By Ryan Hughes, Age 13, USA
(Wild Vacation)

national geographic kids contest winners photography

Mystic Gates
By Riley Harlan, Age 12
(Dare to Explore)

 

2nd Place Winners (United States)

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Prairie Kiss
By Frey Youssef, Age 12, USA
(Amazing Animals)

national geographic kids contest winners photography

Dromedaries on Diani
By Piers Nicklin, Age 12, USA
(Wild Vacation)

national geographic kids contest winners photography

Archway to Cesky Krumlov
By Alexia Saigh, Age 14, USA
(Dare to Explore)

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Underwater Basketball
By Josephine Goldman, Age 13, USA
(Weird But True)

 

Honorable Mentions

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By Jennifer Jayne Evans Koumbatis, Age 10, Netherlands
(Amazing Animals)

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By Devananda Hardi, Age 7, Indonesia
(Weird But True)

 

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