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Submittable has partnered with National Geographic WILD and the Sun Valley Film Festival for the 6th annual Nat Geo Wild to Inspire Short Film Contest, now open for submissions.

For this year’s contest, the challenge is to create a short film that celebrates the everyday explorer. National Geographic believes that exploration means more than just climbing the highest mountain or diving into the deepest parts of the ocean; exploration can be listening to new music, finding new parts of your city, embracing new cultures, or making a film. All it takes to be an everyday explorer is a little bit of curiosity and determination.

The top finalists will attend the Sun Valley Film Festival to screen their films. One lucky grand prize winner will receive $1000 and a National Geographic Expedition to explore wildlife and wild places up close alongside other everyday explorers. Two finalists will receive $500 each. Read the full guidelines and submit your short film here.

What will you explore from behind the lens?


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