…he’ll take pictures. And chances are, he might even win a super duper prize. Or at least he’ll learn to really see and appreciate the world around him. And that would be enough.
But, if you are interested in a super duper prize, read on.
Earlier in the week, I got an email from National Geographic announcing their children’s photography contest called See The Bigger Picture. It said that entries should be “images illustrating plants, animals or anything that captures biodiversity”. The prize is an all expense paid trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, DC and a chance to meet with esteemed photojournalist Joel Sartore. That folks, is a super duper prize. I love DC, I love National Geographic and I would love to meet Joel Sartore.
Aside: If you are looking for a beautiful and user friendly photography book, check out Sartore’s book Photographing Your Family — And All The Kids And Friends And Animals Who Wander Through Too. I reviewed it awhile back and it was absolutely delightful. It’s less about the mechanics of photography than the art of the composition and capturing those moments. (You should click over just to see the cover of the book.)
The deadline to enter the contest is September 8th, so you have the rest of the summer to get the kiddos out snapping pictures of something biodiversic (just made that word up). The contest is open to kids ages 6-14. You can go here to get all the details.
Since Sean won’t turn six until after the deadline, y’all stand a chance of winning. Here’s one of his recent compositions.
He thought this tree trunk looked like a man’s face. And I do too. I love the way he sees the world and I love how he makes me stop to see his world.
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Okay, if you are having trouble seeing the man in the tree, it could be because you are over four foot tall. Here is Sean’s explanation: