National Geographic Magazine has a photo contest where people can submit a digital photo they personally took. The photos go onto the National Geographic website where other users can view your collection of photos. For every month, users vote on the best photos and the National Geographic employees discuss which ones will make it into the magazine. This photo contest is called Your Shot.
National Geographic Kids provides children a similar opportunity to Your Shot. This version is called My Shot. My Shot allows children to upload photos onto the National Geographic Kids website. The photos are moderated before being posted on the website.
My Shot has different categories for children to browse through. Some of the categories include: Animals and Pets, Nature, Weird and Wacky, Fashion, Abstract and Random.
Each day, a photo is chosen to be the “Photo of the Day.” By featuring a different photo each day, kids are more likely to submit photos because they want to get their day of fame. Another way children are persuaded to post videos is because there is a “Photographer to Watch” on the homepage of the National Geographic Kids website.
There are incentives for children when submitting photos. NG Kids staff will choose pictures based on the category and also “badges” that kids can use when interacting with other kids. Kids can earn badges by uploading photographs and commenting on other kids’ photos.
Kids can also play games on My Shot. By clicking on a photo, you are able to make it into a puzzle with pieces ranging from six to 96. Kids can also play a game called Slider. In this game, users need to slide the pieces of the photo to put it back in its original formation. These two games require patience and skill, both essential to the learning and developing process. hen interacting with other kids. Kids can earn badges by uploading photographs and commenting on other kids’ photos.provide them with awards such as “Cutest,” “Most Artsy,” “Editor’s Pick,” etc. There are