The Fifth annual National Geographic International Photography Contest for kids is under way.

The competition is being conducted in partnership with the U.S. edition and nine local-language editions of National Geographic Kids magazine.

U.S. and Canadian contestants ages 6-14 may enter now through Oct. 31 by submitting one photo in any or all of four categories — people, animals, scenery and humor — online at

The overall international grand-prize winner will receive a nine-day, eight-night trip for a family of four to Costa Rica, courtesy of The Adventure Company and the Adventure Center.

Each participating international local-language edition will submit its winning entries in each category to National Geographic headquarters to be judged alongside the winning U.S./Canada entries by a panel of three National Geographic experts.

College Fair comes to BR

The Baton Rouge National College Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Baton Rouge River Center.

Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling and hosted by the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, the event is free and open to the public.

More information can be found online at, by clicking on the “Events/Training” tab.

The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

Participants can learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings and campus environments, as well as other information pertinent to the college selection process.

At the fair’s counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts, a press release said.

Online registration is available at http://www.gotomyncf.

com. By registering, students can print a bar code confirmation to be used on-site at the fair as an electronic ID.