Check out the fab wining photos and find out who”s off to Costa Rica, below!

The judges

Our four celebrity judges…

Check out the lucky winners of the National Geographic Photography Contest for Kids 2015!

Find out who won the grand prize and see all the fab winning photos – including the international winners!

Thousands of you entered this year’s photo contest and, as ever, we were bowled over by your talent – you guys are super snappers! Our four celebrity judges  – award-winning children’s TV presenters Sam and Mark, celebrity adventurer Helen Skelton and renowned National Geographic photographer Reza –had a really tough time deciding who would win each category. Here’s what they had to say about their favourite pics…

International winners

Our very own grand prize winner, Tadhg, was crowned winner of the Weird but True category in the National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids, and runner up in the overall competition, which was made up of the very best entries from around the globe – well done Tadgh!


You can view all the international winners in the gallery, below, and keep scrolling to see our fab UK winners and runners up.

Grasshopper on Sunflower Leaf by Senne Mensink, 13

– Grand prize winner/1st place Amazing Animals

 Even the Longest Tunnel Has an End by Radostina Georgieva Todorova, 8

– Runner up, 1st Place Dare to Explore

 Headstone by Tadhg Verdier, 11

– Runner up, 1st place Weird but True

Over Our Heads by Henry Downing, 10

– Runner up, 1st place Wild Vacation

The Giant by Julij Kopilovi?, 8

– 2nd place, Amazing Animals

By Josephine Jennifer Tjahjadie, 11

– 2nd place Dare to Explore

Thermal Pool of Yellowstone by Chase Rodi, 13

– 2nd place Weird but True

By Zhixuan Wu, 12

– 2nd place Wild Vacation

UK winners

“Betsy the Explorer” by Evie Clark, 12

Congratulations to Evie, whose picture won our Dare to Explore category. Betsy the dog looks like she’s enjoying the scenery in Evie’s atmospheric photo, taken on Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire.

“I loooove this picture so much. It”s beautiful!”

Nat Geo Kids judge Helen

“This photo is great. Evie should be proud of herself. It’s really cute.”

Nat Geo Kids judges Sam and Mark

“We Three Kings” by Josh Field, 8

This photo, taken at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands, was the winner of our Amazing Animals category. Josh crouched down and waited for these wild king penguins to waddle by – he was at just the right spot to capture this stunning shot. 

“Oh wow, this is brilliant. It”s perfectly timed and funny!”

Nat Geo Kids judges Sam and Mark

Hot Not Bothered by Isabella Barbaro, 14

And here”s the wonderful winner of our Wild Vacation category, snapped by Isabella during a hot day on London’s Southbank. We think her image of a stranger playing in the fountains sums up the summer holidays!

“Isabella”s photograph perfectly captures a happy moment. Lovely!”

Nat Geo Kids judge Reza

“This is really good. The reflection, the light, it”s brilliant!”

Nat Geo Kids judges Sam and Mark

Grand prize winner! “Headstone” by Tadhg Verdier, 11

Tadhg was the winner of our Weird but True category, and also our grand prize winner! He captured this quirky picture of his cute little sister Nora after her she”d been buried under the sparkling stones of Ballyhillin Beach in Co. Donegal, Ireland, by their dad.


“We love this photo so much. We like the fact her red hair matches the red pebbles. The colours are great. It’s odd and funny – fits the category perfectly! It’s our favourite photo in the whole competition!”

Nat Geo Kids judges Sam and Mark

“This photo really makes me smile! Nora clearly enjoyed it, too!”

Nat Geo Kids judge Helen

Congratulations, Tadhg – you”re off on a nine-day family holiday to Costa Rica in Central America, courtesy of The Family Adventure Company! And so you can keep taking amazing snaps, you”ll also be receiving a waterproof camera and a fantastic Jessops Academy photography course for you and your mates.

The three other category winners have also won the Jessops Academy photography course and Jessops goodies. Cool!

Congrats to all of our winners!

You can check out some of our other fave entries in the galleries below, enjoy!

Amazing Animals

Sky Gazing by Madison Heath, 14

Breakfast Time by Lily Cutts, 12

Hello? by Jack Salmon, 13

Reptile With Attitude by Finley Ross, 12

Nuthatch in Shadow by Daniel Canning, 12

Dare to Explore

Mushroom Forest by Emily Bland, 9

Sunrise In The Rockies by Marcus Reilly, 14

The Miracle of Antelope Park by Noa Ben Menahem, 13

The Watchers by Isabella Barbaro, 14

Weird but True

Bee Runway by Hannah Cashman, 12

Distorted Reality by Isabella Barbaro, 14

Lost Property by Finley Ross, 12

Wild Vacation

Have You Heard? by Max Barbaro, 10

Gaudi”s Guardians by Katie Stockwell, 12

Ring of Fire by Phoebe Fitzpatrick, 9

Cool Christmas by Aaron Gerstel, 7

Don”t forget to take part in next year”s contest, we can”t wait to see more of your mind-blowing snaps!




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  • Leaah


  • Leaah

    MovieStarPlanet User (UK) - Paraadise I love photography! Hopefully I can be recognised one day :) xx

  • Emily Bland 9

    i did the mushroom forest

  • eth


  • MDmouse

    Awesome pics guys

  • bluebell

    wow those photos are so cool, so entering 2016

  • CSJ


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  • InTheShadowOfTheMoon

    I really badly wanted to take part in this, but I missed the chance. I will enter next year with a photo I am quite proud of.

  • Anastasia-kaub

    Those photos are unreal!!!!!

  • eves

    i like these epic photos

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  • life

    So great and cool

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  • J-10

    Awesome pics

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  • cherrypie

    I love

  • Turtle

    Cool photos

  • everaftercrazy

    O so hexellent.!!

  • TURTLEman

    The weird but true winner pic is silly!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dobbylover224

    I did not win :( but well done to all the winners awesome pics

  • Emily-Rose

    These are truly wonderful shots and congratulations to everyone whose pictures got chosen. My sister got a proper camera recently & Im trying to persuade her to send one of her shots into this competition since theyre REALLY good plus National Geographic is just amazing! Great causes and best footage.

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  • Doggy1

    Wow great photos! Obviously I was hoping to win one but theres always next year. You guys deserve it! Congratulations!

  • U

    Noa the photo is amazing

  • Dhruv0549

    LOL !!

  • Sru

    That is so cool Congratulations

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  • Break-free

    Well done to all of the winners!

  • AliciaPollard

    This picture is ammmaazzinngg Evie

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  • georgie_is_epic

    so sad that I didnt make it this year (again!) but well done to the winners who took amazing photos!!!

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