It’s time to reveal the champions of the National Geographic Kids 2018 Photo Contest! Check out the incredible photos entered into the comp this year!


With over 2,000 entries we had a seriously tough time selecting our winners! Luckily, we had our special judges: National Geographic photographer Reza, and the Big Cat People Angela and Jonathan Scott to make the tough decision for us.

Our talented star-prize winner will jet off with her family to Sabah in Borneo, where she’ll spend seven nights at the amazing Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa and explore the Rasa Ria Nature Reserve. Anna will also get up close to orangutans and Bornean sun bears in Sepilok. What a trip! 

(Please note that the 2018 competition is now closed. Be sure to keep an eye out for next year’s comp!)

Winners 2018!

All three category winners plus our ‘special mention’, have scooped a fantastic waterproof Nikon COOLPIX W100 camera!

Winner: Animals Category (& Star Prize Winner!)

Feeding Fodies by Anna, 12

Winner: Scenery Category

Mist in the Mountains by Heidi, 9

Winner: People Category

A Flash of Colour by Cusi, 9 

Judge Jonathan Scott said: “The standard was so high!”

Runners Up 2018!

Our brilliant runners up have showed a fantastic talent for photography!

Judge Reza said: “The entries showed the patience and enthusiasm that NG KiDS readers have for observing and photographing their environment.”

Runner-Up: Animals Category

King of the Swingers by Ollie, 7

Runner-Up: Scenery Category

Riding The Waves by Leah, 12 

Runner-Up: People Category

 Jump on Board by Asha, 11


Special Mention: People Category

Feeding the Lorikeets by Naina, 10

Shortlisted entries 2018!

Our shortlisted entries for 2018 were selected by the Nat Geo Kids team, who were super impressed with all the entries we received! Great work, gang!

Scroll through to see all our shortlisted entries!

Evelyne, 14: Barbary macaque

George, 9: Dog on windowsill

Martha, 10: Lizard on leaves

Rafael, 10: Robin

Sam, 11: Pelican

Penelope, 13: Dolphin

Alice, 12: Trees and sunshine

George, 9: Building

Jennifer, 12: Tree blossom

Norah, 10: Deer in a field

Yasmin, 12: Sunset

Edward, 7: Selfie

Freya, 12: People in a window

Kiana, 11: Local dress

Leah, 12: Person in front of bus

Tilly, 12: Man with crab

Well done to all our winners, runners-up and shortlisted entries!

Head to to read about the Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, and to discover more about Sabah. Visit to find out about the cameras.



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  • tasnim

    well done to the children who got picked

  • Reese Goodwin


  • Scarlett

    Hi I was wondering... who won the trip to Borneo 2018? My daughter would love to know.

  • Mia

    Those are really good photos ❤️❤️Them all

  • Wowzers!


  • jo


  • nneka

    amazing i have already entered good luck to everyone else who is entering

  • Grace

    Entered the new one hope I win

  • Spacebear54

    Love the pics guys! Amazing and different. Just what the judges were looking for.

  • Bilal


  • Well done to all category winners! This years photo comp is going to be absolutely amazing. Good luck to all! Remember! Positive vibes, positive attitude, positive life! ☺

  • Good luck to everyone and don't get too sad if you don't get it! Positive vibes!

  • Ishy


  • oscar


  • Emily

    Epic pictures! When's the next competition?

  • Birdie

    All the pictures are great! I am surprised at these kids imaginations!

  • Meomonkey

    Are you all professionals! These photos are spectacular! you should ceep the hard work up!No one knows what will happen?

  • Lora

    Great Pictures

  • lily

    I wish I won!!!!!!!

  • Elizabeth

    Great pictures!

  • taeeun


  • Tom


  • Star

    wow these pictures are great I love every single one of them.

  • charlotte wilkie


  • Ella

    Can't wait for next year!

  • Kohta

    Awesome I want go in to the photo things

  • billybob_11

    They all look amazing! Well done!!!!!!

  • freddy

    that is cool

  • Wow

  • Fishy Munchkin

    Those photos were amazing and I wish that I was that tallented!

  • Lucy

    Super Amazing

  • Darcy

    the photos are fab

  • Abbie

    Wow great pics

  • Erin

    Great photos!!

  • Me


  • Rhieyen Jones

    Great pics everyone! I love them. Hope you enjoyed doing it!

  • Amazing

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