National Geographic has just announced the winners of its annual International Photo Contest for Kids, an event reserved for camera-holders between 6 and 14. If you're expecting to see an amateur, off-centre gallery of trees and houses, you're in for a shock. These kids are seriously creative, and the shots they captured are worthy of magazine covers. The photos have a unique and peaceful innocence about them that children quite possibly understand best.


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The international 1st place winner, Dewi Baggerman from the Netherlands, is headed to Washington, D.C. for a tour of National Geographic headquarters. You can see her entry and those of her 13 fellow winners below.

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#1 Grand Prize Winner / 1st Place In Dare To Explore By Dewi Baggerman, Age 11, Netherlands

Grand Prize Winner / 1st Place In Dare To Explore By Dewi Baggerman, Age 11, Netherlands

Dewi Baggerman Report

Yvonne Bernal 6 months ago

Are you kidding me?? This is BRILLIANT! What an eye this 11 year old has for perspective. <3

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#4 Honorable Mention In Weird But True By Devananda Hardi, Age 7, Indonesia

Honorable Mention In Weird But True By Devananda Hardi, Age 7, Indonesia

Devananda Hardi Report

Caitlyn McCracken 6 months ago

This is actually really deep for a 7 year old. Captures two different worlds. I know it's in Indonesia, but to me it shows separation. You see a Hollywood sign and then a commoner riding by on his bike. Kids are really amazing sometimes!

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#7 Runner Up, 1st Place In Weird But True By Pan Yinzhi, Age 13, China

Runner Up, 1st Place In Weird But True By Pan Yinzhi, Age 13, China

Pan Yinzhi Report

Yvonne Bernal 6 months ago

This is so interesting... yet I cannot figure out what it is. Reminds me of the rail yards.

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#10 Runner Up, 1st Place Amazing In Animals By Maj Kastelic, Age 13, Slovenia

Runner Up, 1st Place Amazing In Animals By Maj Kastelic, Age 13, Slovenia

Maj Kastelic Report

Yvonne Bernal 6 months ago

Awwe - The Gecko and the Cricket... looks like the makings of a children's story!

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