Bokeh is the blurry, out-of-focus part of a picture.
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!
Bravo! This creative picture wins the Picasso Award for its artsy technique. Great job!
Your photo inspired others to use their words! Nice work on having your picture featured on Back Talk.
Nice work! We loved this image so much we think it’s one of the best photos of the month! We honor you with the Best Of Award. Congratulations!
Great job! This photo wins the Color Burst Award for its creative use of color.
It’s not just what you shoot, but how you shoot it. You win the Composition Award for arranging your image in a well-balanced and interesting way!
Squeezable shot! You have captured the essence of adorable and receive the Cutest Award. Congratulations!
Top notch shot! Our editor chose this picture to receive the coveted Editor's Pick Award. Way to go!
Brilliant shot! This amazing photo is awarded the Einstein Award for this well-thought out picture and awesome technique!
Nice work! We loved this image so much we used it on our website. We honor you with the Online Award. Congratulations!
ROTFL! You've made our moderators laugh and earned the Funny Award. Super job!
Brilliant! This picture wins the Illumination Award for catching our eye with its awesome lighting technique.
Great shot! This photo caught our attention and is being featured in the National Geographic Kids Guide to Photography. Congratulations! http://on.natgeo.com/1gHqlzY
Fantastic! This photo is so dreamy and magical, it’s like a fairytale come to life. It wins the Magical Award!
Awesome shot! This picture attained the Mission Accomplished Award for entering in the monthly challenge. Congratulations!
Your photography skills are improving and it shows! Keep on shooting and sharing.
You earned the Mentor Award for teaching other My Shot users a new photo trick. Way to lend a helping hand!
Great shot! This photo is so cool it appeared in a My Shot Minute video and receives the Film Award!
You've had your picture featured as Photo of the Day!
The editors have their eye on you! You've been selected as a My Shot Photographer to Watch. Keep on clicking.
Incredible shot! This photo wins the Powerful Award for its compelling and meaningful subject matter.
Awesome shot! This photo caught our attention and will be featured in an issue of National Geographic KIDS magazine. Congratulations!
Way to go! Your photo was chosen to be displayed in the Vice President's official residence in Washington D.C.
Nice shot! Your photo made the moderators "wow" out loud. You get the Wow Award!
May we have a bite? You’ve made our moderators hungry and earned the Yum Award. Nice job!
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!
What an artist! Congrats on your 5th masterpiece to the Black & White category. We want to see more!
Excellent! You've earned the Avatar badge for uploading your picture!
Animal Friends Forever! You've unlocked the BFF badge for snapping pics with your furry friends and uploading two photos tagged #bff.
Awesome! You have achieved the Backyard Explorer badge for adventuring outdoors and discovering the planet.
Congratulations! You have earned this badge just by signing up and joining My Shot! Upload photos to earn more badges!
Roar! You snatched up the Big Cats badge with pics of lions, tigers, and cheetahs, oh my!
How many species do you think live in your backyard? Tens? Hundreds? Thousands? You’ve earned the BioBlitz badge for snapping cool pics of plant and animal...
Look at you, Bird Spotter! Way to keep your eyes peeled for feathered friends!
Three cheers for you! You've earned the Birthday Badge for uploading 3 celebratory photos and tagging them #birthday, #cake or #candle.
Whoa! Check out that Bokeh! That's your third great shot tagged bokeh.
Jeepers! You have taken 5 amazing shots of bugs and have earned the Bugged Out badge.
Way to hop to it! You got the Bunny Badge for uploading 5 pics of rabbits.
It's time for your Close Up! Way to zoom in on an awesome shot!
Congrats! You’ve won the Complete Seasons badge by uploading four photos, each tagged with one of the four seasons, #spring, #summer, #fall, and #winter.
You've unlocked the Dog Badge by uploading 5 puppy pics!
Eye think that you've taken a great photo! Way to capture a closeup and earn the Eyes badge!
No kids' faces allowed on My Shot? No problem! Way to be creative and capture a Faceless shot. Upload just one pic and tag it #faceless to get the badge.
Congrats, cat lover! You just unlocked the Feline Friend badge for uploading 5 pictures of domesticated cats. Meow!
Awesome! You have gained the Fireworks Fan badge for uploading pictures of the Fourth of July.
Glub, glub! You've been awarded the fish badge for uploading 5 pictures of fish and other underwater creatures.
Yum! You've earned the Foodie & Chew On This badge with 5 delicious pics of food! Be sure to tag your picture with #food or #foodie.
This badge has been retired, Congrats to everyone who has been around since the start of My Shot and have earned this badge!
Well aren't you the social butterfly! You've unlocked the friends badge with your 10th pic of your friends!
Aww, you've really captured some fond memories with this awesome shot displaying Friendship!
Excellent! You've earned the Get Outside badge for uploading 3 awesome shots that show how you like to play outdoors and visit our National Parks! Tag your...
Congrats! You uploaded two pictures of things say "kindness" and gratitude and for that, we present you with this badge!
Upload 3 pics of things that make you happy and tag them #happy to get the badge.
Way to spread the holiday cheer with your 10th holiday photo!
Neigh and yay! You have unlocked the horse badge for uploading 5 pictures of horses, foals or ponies.
Get the I ♥ badge for uploading 5 pics of things you love. Sweet! Be sure to tag them love or #love
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!
Cool move! You unlocked the Ice Cream Badge by uploading 3 pics of sweet summer treats.
You're the champion! You've scored the In Motion badge with 5 sporty shots! Don't stop there!
Shout it out! You have garnered the Jibber Jabber badge for commenting more than 10 times!
ROTFL! You've earned the LOL badge with your 10th giggle-worthy pic!
Awesome! You have earned the Leaf Peeping badge for uploading 5 pictures of autumn and tagging them #leaf.
Over the top! You have racked up the Master Mouth badge for commenting over 200 times on My Shot!
Nice! You earn the Mona Lisa badge for uploading ten amazing shots of yourself tagged "me" or "self portrait."
Shout it from the mountaintops! You've achieved the Mountaineer badge for peak performance!
Encore! You've mastered the Mozart badge with your music pics!
This badge has been retired. Congrats to everyone who earned the special edition NatGeo125 badge for amazing shots honoring National Geographic's 125th...
Way to go! You have unlocked the Newbie badge for uploading your first photo to My Shot. Add more photos and earn more badges!
Positively brilliant! You have earned the Newbie Comment badge for adding your first comment to a photo! Keep going!
Two thumbs up! You've earned the Ocean badge for awesome water pics!
Top notch work! Now that you have uploaded over 100 photos, you have scored the Paparazzi Pro badge!
You’ve uploaded your 5th photo to the Patterns & Textures category. Psychedelic!
Way to go! You have earned the Phone Photographer badge by posting your third great picture taken with a smart phone.
Just like Nat Geo photographer Joel Sartore, you're on a mission to photograph animals. Through his Photo Ark project, Joel is visiting zoos around the world to...
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!
Excellent! You have uploaded 200 pictures and are now a Photo Elite badge holder!
Nice work! You've unlocked the pig badge for uploading 5 porcine pics.
Nice landscape pictures. That's your 10th postcard-worthy pic!
Way to keep us on our toes! You've earned the Randomizer badge with your 10th random photo!
Leaping Lizards! You have unlocked the Reptile Badge for uploading 5 pictures of your cold-blooded friends.
Gnaw-some! You've unlocked the rodent badge by uploading 5 pictures of rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, or Guinea pigs.
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 for your...
Way to go! You have earned the School Days badge by posting great pictures of school.
Great work! You have snagged the ShutterBug badge for uploading more than 50 of your own photos! Don't stop now!
Superior work! Now that you have commented more than 50 times on pictures, you have been accorded the Social Butterfly badge.
Ooooo! Upload 3 eerie pics to earn this spooky badge!
Fantastic! You have earned the badge for Spring Forward by uploading images that make us think of new beginnings and spring.
Nice! You have earned the Stargazer badge for uploading 5 photos of the night sky!
Sweet! You are awarded the Stay-Cool Summer badge for capturing the essence of summer.
Amazing! All these great pictures of weather allow you to earn the Stormchaser badge.
What a view! You've earned the Sunrise & Sunset badge for uploading an amazing photo of a sunrise or sunset.
Amazing! You have just earned the Super Social badge for adding more than 100 comments to My Shot photos!
You trendsetter! You have earned the Super-Duper Style badge for uploading pictures of the newest styles.
Super job! You shot the supermoon and earned a Supermoon badge.
Awesome! You have gained the Sweet Talker badge for adding more than 25 comments on photos!
Congrats! Your holiday spirit won you the Thanksgiving badge by uploading one of your photos and tagging it #thanksgiving. Keep uploading more pictures so you can...
Way to go, Treehugger! Keep spreading the green!
Marvelous! You've unlocked the Urban Outfitter badge for some super city shots!
Great job! You have earned the Water Day badge for uploading photos of fresh water.
Totally awesome! That's your 10th Weird & Wacky photo so far!
Fantastic! Now that you uploaded more than 25 pictures, you have captured the WhipperSnapper badge.
Amazing! You have battled the winter elements and uploaded 3 wintery photos to capture the Winter Wonders badge.
Woohoo! You've acheived the World Traveler badge with your 10th vacation pic! Where are you off to next?
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