Best Pictures of 2013 Named; See National Geographic Winners
From lions of the Serengeti to the fracking frenzy in North Dakota, National Geographic's photographic take on the world has earned several awards in the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) contest.
National Geographic Magazine has been named "best magazine" for 2013 in a contest sponsored by Pictures of the Year International.
The award, announced last week, was one of several won by National Geographic. The magazine won two first-place awards for individual photographs in the feature and science and natural history categories and two more first-place prizes for story photography in the sports story editing and news and issue story editing categories.
National Geographic's website also won special recognition on Tuesday for its Serengeti Lion project.
The contest's mission remains "to empower the world's best documentary photography, to provide a visual portrayal of society, and to foster an understanding of the issues facing our civilization."
"We are privileged to work with the world's greatest