After the big success of last year, with over 10.000 photos from more than 55 different countries, this year's edition of the Nature Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries. For the 4th time in a row, this prestigious worldwide contest will run for the coming months.
Last year Bastien Riu from France won the overall prize. Will your name be added to the illustrious list this year? Go to the website Nature Photographer of the Year and check out the amazing photos of the previous competitions. Get inspired by other photographers, go through your images, go out in the fields, make that winning shot and enter it in the contest!
Go out and let Nature Talk!
Competition period, categories and terms
This year the competition will run from now on until the 1st of September. So don't forget to enter your photos in time. Do you already know what your winning shot is? Don't hesitate and enter your photos now to save you a lot of stress at the end of the competition.
Thanks to public advice some of the terms have changed, for example, the rules about cropping the image, so go to the website and look at the new terms, which will now give you more artistic freedom.
There is also a new category - Landscapes of the "Lage Landen". This means Belgium and the Netherlands; especially for photographers from these countries, to give them a chance to show the beauty of their own backyards. But of course, this category is also open to anyone else who visits these lovely countries...
Partners and Prizes
Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 is powered again by Nature Talks Photo Festival. The award ceremony will take place during this festival on 9th November in the ReeHorst in Ede, The Netherlands.
Besides Nature Talks there will be a great new Belgium partner, Natuurpunt - the biggest independent nature conservation organisation in Belgium, with over 110.000 members. Their main goal is to protect vulnerable and threatened nature sites all over Belgium, along with education and making it possible for people to enjoy nature, which is a great part of their work as well.
Of course, winning the title Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 is a big price in itself, but getting €3000 in cash means you can buy some nice new equipment, or fund your next nature photo project. All category winners get €500 in cash and there are also some awesome prizes like equipment, photo hides, a weekend away in a holiday house and so much more.