National Geographic photo contests; enter at your own risk
(6/1/17) Sounds crazy that you should fear the icon of all photography, National Geographic. Yet, having entered the contests from NG many times, I am beginning to regret it. The shots I enter seem to appear all over the internet. I have seen my shots all over Pinterest, SmugMug, and the plethora of web sites that feature “quality images available for download as desktop images”. Obviously without permission from me.
I did a Google image search and found several pages of results with my image being used over and over like this. No commercial use has been found yet, which I suppose should make me feel better, but I fear it’s just a case of my not having found it yet.
So, enter a Nat Geo photo contest at your own risk.