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ENTER CONTEST

The contest “Magical Nature” is hosted by Association of Slovenian Nature Photographers (ZNFS). The contest is open to amateur as well as professional photographers from around the world. Members of the jury, members of the competition management group and their nearest relatives are not eligible for participation. Every participant can submit up to 20 digital photographs. They can be distributed at her/his wish, but no more than 4 in each category. The same image can not be submitted to more than one category. Photographs which were sent to the contest in previous years, regardless if they were selected or not, will be disqualified.

Categories:
1. Mammals
2. Birds
3. Other animals (except mammals or birds)
4. Plants (including lichens, mushrooms, etc.)
5. Natural Landscapes
6. Man and nature (examples of positive or negative influence of man on nature)

Calendar:
Entry dead-line: 17th of February 2019,
Judging: 10 March - 20 March 2019
Contest results: 05 April 2019
Award ceremony: May 2019, National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Večna pot 111

Jury will select 180 images (30 from each category), which will be presented in public slide-show on award ceremony. Those will be officially accepted images of the contest.

The jury will select one winner in each category who will receive a prize money of 300€ and 9 runners-up, who will receive Highly Commended award. The winning photographers from each category will have to send a short description of circumstances in which she/he took the picture, to be included in book.

Among winning images jury will select one overall winning image and one winning image made by a Slovenian author, which will receive a title “Nature Photography of the Year” and/or “Slovenian Nature Photography of the Year”.

Author of Nature Photography of the Year will receive a prize money of 500€ and special prize: 4 days Photo-Tour worth 800€.
Special benefits for all the participants of Magical Nature contest: -10% off for Photo-tours and -10% off for Photo-hides. Sponsor of these benefits is slovenianbears.com.

Fees:

Paid

Prizes:

Author of Nature Photography of the Year will receive a prize money of 500€ and special prize: 4 days Photo-Tour worth 800€.
The jury will select one winner in each category who will receive a prize money of 300€ and 9 runners-up, who will receive Highly Commended award.

Eligibility:

The contest is open to amateur as well as professional photographers from around the world.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Participant must be the sole owner of the copyright of all photographs without third-party claims. Each participant agrees that organizer of the
contest (ZNFS) can use her/his photographs for a promotion of the contest, for publication in book, for public presentation of the contest on
internet, in printed publications in festivals and exhibitions without prior authorization and without claiming compensation of any kind.
Personal data entered by the participant in the online form will be collected and processed electronically. These data are used to contact the
winners of the jury vote, to indentity the authors of the corresponding pictures, for all communications related to and for the International
Nature Photography Contest Magical Nature.

Theme:

Wildlife Nature