GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

This competition is open for photographers residing within Europe and for GDT members.

Like no other contest the competition European Wildlife Photographer of the Year of the GDT (Society of German Nature Photographers) represents the high quality and specific style of European wildlife photography. In creative image compositions, surprising subjects and unusual perspectives the results of this competition display the nature around us in touching images and support the idea of nature conservation through the means of photography. Authenticity is the highest precept for all the photographs.

Felix Heintzenberg, Sweden: Worlds apart. Runner up category "Man and Nature", GDT EWPY 2018

There will be cash prizes of 800 Euro resp. 500 Euro for the winners as well as the runners-up of each category. The overall winner will receive 3 000 Euro in cash provided by CANON. There will be 25,000 EUR worth of prizes altogether in this competition!

The winning photographs of this well-known competition will be presented to the public for the first time in an initial exhibition at the festival in Lünen (25 – 27 October 2019). After the festival the exhibition will be shown at various venues in Germany, Belgium, France, Spain and other European countries. All photographers whose pictures are selected will receive the exhibition catalogue as well as free tickets for the International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen. Photographs can be entered in nine different categories (Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Plants and Fungi, Landscapes, The Underwater World, Man and Nature, Nature’s Studio and Young Photographers).

Entry conditions and further information about the GDT EWPY competition are available soon on our website -

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