National Geographic Kids and Second Lady Jill Biden Celebrate Young Photographers with Holiday Ornament Display

White House Photo by David Lienemann

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are decking their home’s halls with the help of young photographers from My Shot – National Geographic’s moderated photo community for kids. In advance of the holiday, National Geographic Kids selected the best photographs embodying the theme of gratitude and transformed them into ornaments for a special display in the Vice President’s Residence.

In total, more than 100 kid photographers were selected to have their work included in the colorful array of VP Residence ornaments. While each depicts subjects that the young photographers are grateful for, some of the decorations specifically reflect My Shot photographers’ gratitude for our country’s troops and include beautiful images of flags and monuments.

“Joe and I are always proud to support our troops, and this holiday season, we are very excited to do so with the additional help of young photographers across the country,” said Dr. Biden. “We have been impressed with the incredible talent of the kid photographers in the My Shot program over the past year, and we look forward to sharing what their lenses capture with our family, friends and all those who visit the Vice President’s Residence this holiday season.”

Since July 2015, National Geographic Kids and Dr. Biden have partnered to celebrate the work of young photographers by showcasing 10 My Shot photos on a rotating digital frame at the Vice President’s Residence in Washington, D.C., each month.

“We are thrilled to partner with Dr. Biden in encouraging and celebrating the work of budding photographers,” said National Geographic Kids Creative Director Melina Bellows. “The creativity and professionalism of the My Shot community inspires us every day, and we are very excited to have their photos on special display this month.”

To view the images currently on display at the Vice President’s Residence, as well as other My Shot photos, visit

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