Just found out about the National Geographic Photo Contest (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/). The contest ends at November 30, 2012, 11:59:00 p.m. US Eastern Time so I still have time.
There’s a 15 USD fee per entry though. Being the poor student that I am, I have to be selective with my submission/s. This is my chance to make this thing happen so even just submitting one photograph would be my jump over this figurative hurdle. 18 months ago