Life around the World: June Contest

Here at National Geographic Learning, we’re excited to kick off another month of the Life Around the World Contest!

In last month’s photo, a crowd throws petals during the Flower Holi Festival, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India. The colorful Holi festival celebrates spring, love and the victory of good over evil. You can find this photo on the cover of Life Second Edition Elementary Level.

As a reminder, here are the details about the contest:

Each month, we will release a photo from a cover of Life Second Edition on the In Focus Blog.

We want you to submit your best guess of where in the world this photo was taken. Try to tell us as much as you can about the photo!

Please submit your best guess in the comments section below.

The first person who guesses correctly will win a National Geographic prize and a student book from the second edition of Life! Each month we will reveal the previous month’s photo location on the In Focus blog.

Here is this month’s photo from the Pre-intermediate level of Life Second Edition (British English). Let us know your best guess of where this photo was taken and what is going on in it. Please use the comment section below to give your best guess. 

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Author: National Geographic Learning

National Geographic Learning’s mission is to bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to life. With our English language programs, students learn about their world by experiencing it. Through our partnerships with National Geographic and TED, they develop the language and skills they need to be successful global citizens and leaders.


  1. This is a picture of the Vogalonga in Venice. The “regatta” is a non competitive boat ride of about 30 km along the Venetian canals. It has been taking place every year since 1975.

  2. This picture is the Grand Regatta in the Grand Canal in Venice celebrated every 1st Sunday of September.

  3. This is the Vogalonga Regatta in Venice. It all started in the seventies when a group of friends organised a small boat race. The idea behind this was to safeguard Venice from the waves created by the increasing number of boat motors, and return to the old Venician traditions.

  4. This is the Vogalonga Regatta Festival in Venice that took place on 20th May this year. The competition started to take place in 1975 and since then the length of the route remained the same: about 30 km. What is curious about the competition is the fact that since its beginning there hasn’t been a single winner, since all the participants are rewarded a medal at the end of their race to safeguard the city.

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