How to win (and lose) a National Geographic Photo Contest - VertusTech

How to win (and lose) a National Geographic Photo Contest

“This is the story of how you can climb to the highest photographic peak and fall in only 72 hours. And why you should carefully read the rules of a contest…”
Seasoned  Travel Photographer Harry Fisch entered this image into the places category of National Geographics 2012 Photo Contest and was delighted to be find out he’d taken 1st palce…only to be disqualified after sending in the original file – for photoshopping out a plastic bag from the far right of frame.

The ‘winning’ image…

and the original capture…

Would leaving the pastic bag in have changed National Geographic’s judgement of the image? Probably not… but rules are rules.. remember to read them carefully when submitting images to competitions!!

Read more about this on Harry’s blog here: ,  and see more of his work or join him on one of his travel photography expeditions here:

Posted on January 17, 2013 pm31 2:04 pm

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Vertus is a market leader in creating accessible ways for people to work with digital imagery. We are a propriety leader in image segmentation and matting technology.

Get the latest news and special offers from vertus