Sarah Polger oversees digital strategy for contests and campaigns at National Geographic. National Geographic’s annual photography contests showcase photographs from around the world and connect photographers with the top editors in the industry. Formerly, she was a content strategist and editor for National Geographic Travel and Adventure, including managing the @natgeotravel Instagram account. Prior to joining National Geographic, Sarah served as a photo editor for news, sports, and culture stories working at AOL, The Washington Post, and the Smithsonian.
Relationship with photography?
Through storytelling, media outlets seek to work with photographers that are able to craft stories no one has seen before—whether that’s revealing a known story in a new light or capturing a previously untold story. It’s that collaboration that drives the best storytelling and pushes us all to better understand our world.
What makes a great adventure & action sports image?
A great action or adventure image captures the athlete merging with the surrounding environment—that crucial moment when the person and the land become visually symbiotic—showing the athlete’s personal drive and the power of the world.