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Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

“Nature Photographer of the Year” contest 2018 is the name for the formerly known successful Nature Talks Photo Contest. We think NPOTY is a more powerful name. This is our 3rd contest and the second as NPOTY. We always have superb entries en they will be judged by famous nature photographers, photo-editors, editors in chief etc. We have 9 categories, a (free) youth categorie and the “Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award”. Feel free to submit and we hope to see your images between the finalists. Share your passion!

Fees:

Paid

Prizes:

In each category the jury will determine a winner, a runner-up and 3 highly commended. The winners of a category will receive €500 in prize money (in cash). The runner-ups will win prizes worth €250 (in products). The highly commended photographers receive the honour and an encouragement. The winner of the youth category will receive a prize worth €250 (in products). The runner-up in this category will receive a prize worth €125 (in products).

In addition, from the 9 category winners the jury will choose one overall winner who may call himself or herself Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 (NPOTY). Next to the category prize, the overall winner will receive a prize to the value of €2,500 (in cash). This will give the overall winner €3,000 in prize money (in cash)!

All awarded images will be shown in the exhibition at the Nature Talks Photo Festival and in a travelling exhibition.

Besides all these prizes, there is the Fred Hazelhoff Award for the best portfolio. The winner receives a sum of €1,000 (in cash) as well as a bowl (award).

Total prize money will amount to €25,000, of which many large cash prizes, and many attractive photographic articles. We will give a continuous update on the prizes, so that there will be an upgrade for the winners next to the prizes already mentioned.

The award ceremony will take place during the Nature Talks Photo Festival 2018 on Saturday 10 November 2018 in the Reehorst in Ede, The Netherlands.

Eligibility:

The Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2018 is open for nature photographers worldwide, both professional and non-professional, young and old. The competition for the category young photographers is open for youngsters who have not yet turned 18 on 1 August 2018.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

By entering the 'Nature Photographer Of The Year' contest, each photographer confirms that the photographs entered under his/her name is his/her original work, that he/she is the sole owner of the copyright and that there are no third party claims.

It is his/her responsibility to obtain releases and consents in written form for publishing, exhibiting and using his/her image if any persons appear in the photograph or if objects in the photograph are subject to the rights of third parties.
The photographer is responsible for obtaining official permits when applicable.

The photographer may be held liable for any damage that the Nature Photographer of the Year Contest may experience due to the lack of necessary release forms or missing permits.

Theme:

Nature