Awards

Awards are given to members by NG Kids staff for specific accomplishments. We're always on the prowl for great shots! Be sure to check back for new awards!

Artsy

Bravo! This creative picture wins the Picasso Award for its artsy technique. Great job!

Artsy

Back Talk

Your photo inspired others to use their words! Nice work on having your picture featured on Back Talk.

Back Talk

Cutest

Squeezable shot! You have captured the essence of adorable and receive the Cutest Award. Congratulations!

Cutest

Editor's Pick

Top notch shot! Our editor chose this picture to receive the coveted Editor's Pick Award. Way to go!

Editor's Pick

Einstein Award

Brilliant shot! This amazing photo is awarded the Einstein Award for this well-thought out picture and awesome technique!

Einstein Award

Featured Online

Nice work! We loved this image so much we used it on our website. We honor you with the Online Award. Congratulations!

Featured Online

Funny

ROTFL! You've made our moderators laugh and earned the Funny Award. Super job!

Funny

Mission Accomplished

Awesome shot! This picture attained the Mission Accomplished Award for catching our eye in the monthly challenge. Congratulations!

Mission Accomplished

Most Improved Photographer

Your photography skills are improving and it shows! Keep on shooting and sharing.

Most Improved Photographer

My Shot Minute

Great shot! This photo is so cool it appeared in a My Shot Minute video and receives the Film Award!

My Shot Minute

Photo of the Day

You've had your picture featured as Photo of the Day!

Photo of the Day

Photographer to Watch

The editors have their eye on you! You've been selected as a My Shot Photographer to Watch. Keep on clicking.

Photographer to Watch

Published!

Awesome shot! This photo caught our attention and will be featured in an issue of National Geographic KIDS magazine. Congratulations!

Published!

Badges

You can earn these badges by simply uploading photos and interacting with other members. Some badges are special, limited editions that can only be earned during a certain time period, so upload often and check back for new badges! (Hint: make sure to tag your photos with descriptive words!)

???

High-five! You've unlocked the ??? badge with your 5th mystery photo!

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Ansel Adams

What an artist! Congrats on your 10th black & white masterpiece. We want to see more!

Ansel Adams

Avatar

Excellent! You've earned the Avatar badge for uploading your picture!

Avatar

BFF

Friends Forever! You've unlocked the BFF badge for snapping pics with your buds!

BFF

Backyard Explorer

Awesome! You have achieved the Backyard Explorer badge for adventuring outdoors and discovering the planet.

Backyard Explorer

Beginner

Congratulations! You have earned this badge just by signing up and joining My Shot! Upload photos to earn more badges!

Beginner

Big Cats

Roar! You snatched up the Big Cats badge with pics of lions, tigers, and cheetahs, oh my!

Big Cats

Bird Spotter

Look at you, Bird Spotter! Way to keep your eyes peeled for feathered friends!

Bird Spotter

Birthday Celebration

Three cheers for you! You've earned the Birthday Badge for uploading 3 celebratory photos and tagging them #birthday, #cake or #candle.

Birthday Celebration

Bokeh

Whoa! Check out that Bokeh! Nice shot!

Bokeh

Bugged Out

Jeepers! You have taken 5 amazing shots of bugs and have earned the Bugged Out badge.

Bugged Out

Close Up

It's time for your Close Up! Way to zoom in on an awesome shot!

Close Up

Eyes

Eye think that you've taken a great photo! Way to capture a closeup and earn the Eyes badge!

Eyes

Faceless

No kids' faces allowed on My Shot? No problem! Way to be creative and capture a Faceless shot.

Faceless

Fireworks Fan

Awesome! You have gained the Fireworks Fan badge for uploading pictures of the Fourth of July.

Fireworks Fan

Foodie & Chew On This

Yum! You've earned the Foodie & Chew On This badge with 5 delicious pics of food!

Foodie & Chew On This

Founding Member

This badge has been retired, Congrats to everyone who has been around since the start of My Shot and have earned this badge!

Founding Member

Friends

Well aren't you the social butterfly! You've unlocked the friends badge with your 10th pic of your friends!

Friends

Friendship

Aww, you've really captured some fond memories with this awesome shot displaying Friendship!

Friendship

Great Nature Project

Awesome! You have earned the Great Nature badge for adventuring outdoors and snapping amazing nature pictures.

Great Nature Project

Great Outdoors

Excellent! You've earned the Great Outdoors badge for uploading 10 awesome nature shots! Keep 'em coming!

Great Outdoors

Holiday Hoorah

Way to spread the holiday cheer with your 10th holiday photo!

Holiday Hoorah

I ♥ Animals

Way to go! You've snagged the I ♥ Animals badge for your 5 creature pic! Tag your photos #loveanimals or #lovemypet to get this badge!

I ♥ Animals

I ♥ My Family

Sweet! You have gained the I ♥ My Family badge for uploading 5 heart-warming pics of your family.

I ♥ My Family

Ice Cream Expedition

Cool move! You unlocked the Ice Cream Expedition badge for keeping green and taking a picture of a natural place you'd like to protect. Bonus yummy points if you...

Ice Cream Expedition

In Motion

You're the champion! You've scored the In Motion badge with 5 sporty shots! Don't stop there!

In Motion

Jibber Jabber

Shout it out! You have garnered the Jibber Jabber badge for commenting more than 10 times!

Jibber Jabber

LOL

ROTFL! You've earned the LOL badge with your 10th giggle-worthy pic!

LOL

Leaf Peeping

Awesome! You have earned the Leaf Peeping badge for uploading pictures of autumn.

Leaf Peeping

Master Mouth

Over the top! You have racked up the Master Mouth badge for commenting over 200 times on My Shot!

Master Mouth

Mona Lisa

Nice! You earn the Mona Lisa badge for uploading amazing shots of yourself.

Mona Lisa

Mountaineer

Shout it from the mountaintops! You've achieved the Mountaineer badge for peak performance!

Mountaineer

Mozart

Encore! You've mastered the Mozart badge with your music pics!

Mozart

NatGeo125

This badge has been retired. Congrats to everyone who earned the special edition NatGeo125 badge for amazing shots honoring National Geographic's 125th...

NatGeo125

Newbie

Way to go! You have unlocked the Newbie badge for uploading your first photo to My Shot. Add more photos and earn more badges!

Newbie

Newbie Comment

Positively brilliant! You have earned the Newbie Comment badge for adding your first comment to a photo! Keep going!

Newbie Comment

Ocean

Two thumbs up! You've earned the Ocean badge for awesome water pics!

Ocean

Paparazzi Pro

Top notch work! Now that you have uploaded over 100 photos, you have scored the Paparazzi Pro badge!

Paparazzi Pro

Photo Bug

Masterful! You have acquired the Photo Bug badge for uploading more than 10 photos to My Shot! Snap some more photos and keep earning badges!

Photo Bug

Photo Elite

Excellent! You have uploaded 200 pictures and are now a Photo Elite badge holder!

Photo Elite

Postcard Perfect

Bravo! That's your 10th postcard-worthy pic!

Postcard Perfect

Randomizer

Way to keep us on our toes! You've earned the Randomizer badge with your 10th random photo!

Randomizer

Safari

That's some wild life! Nice job capturing it on camera at your local zoo or on a real safari. You've really gone all out to earn the Safari badge! ...

Safari

School Days!

Way to go! You have earned the School Days badge by posting great pictures of school.

School Days!

ShutterBug

Great work! You have snagged the ShutterBug badge for uploading more than 50 of your own photos! Don't stop now!

ShutterBug

Social Butterfly

Superior work! Now that you have commented more than 50 times on pictures, you have been accorded the Social Butterfly badge.

Social Butterfly

Spooky

Ooooo! You've earned the Spooky badge for some eerie pics!

Spooky

Spring Forward

Fantastic! You have earned the badge for Spring Forward by uploading images that make us think of new beginnings and spring.

Spring Forward

Stargazer

Nice! You have earned the Stargazer badge for uploading photos of the night sky!

Stargazer

Stay-Cool Summer

Sweet! You are awarded the Stay-Cool Summer badge for capturing the essence of summer.

Stay-Cool Summer

Stormchaser

Amazing! All these great pictures of weather allow you to earn the Stormchaser badge.

Stormchaser

Super Social

Amazing! You have just earned the Super Social badge for adding more than 100 comments to My Shot photos!

Super Social

Super-Duper Style

You trendsetter! You have earned the Super-Duper Style badge for uploading pictures of the newest styles.

Super-Duper Style

Supermoon

Super job! You shot the supermoon and earned a Supermoon badge.

Supermoon

Sweet Talker

Awesome! You have gained the Sweet Talker badge for adding more than 25 comments on photos!

Sweet Talker

Thanksgiving Badge

Congrats! Your holiday spirit won you the Thanksgiving badge. Keep uploading more pictures so you can gobble up more badges!

Thanksgiving Badge

Treehugger

Way to go, Treehugger! Keep spreading the green!

Treehugger

Unselfie

Congrats! You uploaded a picture of something that to you says "kindness" and for that, we present you with this badge.

Unselfie

Urban Outfitter

Marvelous! You've unlocked the Urban Outfitter badge for some super city shots!

Urban Outfitter

Water Day

Great job! You have earned the Water Day badge for uploading photos of fresh water.

Water Day

Weird & Wacky

Totally awesome! That's your 10th Weird & Wacky photo so far!

Weird & Wacky

WhipperSnapper

Fantastic! Now that you uploaded more than 25 pictures, you have captured the WhipperSnapper badge.

WhipperSnapper

Winter Wonders

Amazing! You have battled the winter elements to capture the Winter Wonders badge.

Winter Wonders

World Traveler

Woohoo! You've acheived the World Traveler badge with your 10th vacation pic! Where are you off to next?

World Traveler

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