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.
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
#2 Honorable Mention In Amazing Animals By Jennifer Jayne Evans Koumbatis, Age 10, Netherlands
#3 Dromedaries On Diani, 2nd Place In Wild Vacation (US) By Piers Nicklin, Age 12
#4 Honorable Mention In Weird But True By Devananda Hardi, Age 7, Indonesia
#5 Owning The Stage, Grand Prize Winner (US) / 1st Place In Weird But True By Kate Anderson, Age 12
#6 Paririe Kiss, 2nd Place In Amazing Animals (US) By Frey Youssef, Age 12
#7 Runner Up, 1st Place In Weird But True By Pan Yinzhi, Age 13, China
#8 Archway To Cesky Krumlov, 2nd Place In Dare To Explore (US) By Alexia Saigh, Age 14
#9 Wings, 1st Plac In Amazing Animals (US) By David Hopkins, Age 13