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Pangolin Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

Welcome to the 1st Annual Pangolin Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

This competition is open to amateur and professional wildlife and nature photographers. We invite you to enter your best wildlife image taken in 2019 to the competition. The competition is free to enter and you can compete in either the amateur or professional category.

The total photo safari prize fund for 2020 is $50,000!

The winner of each category will win a Pangolin Photo Safari worth up to $20,000. There are additional prizes of safari vouchers for the runner up and the images that are highly commended!

The winners of the categories will also be recognised as the 2020 Amateur or Professional Pangolin Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

The total photo safari prize fund for 2020 is $50,000!

The winner of each category will win a Pangolin Photo Safari worth up to $20,000. There are additional prizes of safari vouchers for the runner up and the images that are highly commended!

Watch the video for more info: https://youtu.be/sAle9uJutAw

Eligibility:

The competition is free to enter and you can compete in either the amateur or professional category.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Who can enter the competition?
The competition is open to all amateur AND professional photographers aged 18 or over from any country in the world.

This Pangolin Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is divided into two categories – Amateur and Professional Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

A professional photographer is someone who derives a significant proportion (over 25%) of their annual income from wildlife photography. Whether that be by selling stock imagery or leading wildlife photography tours, classes and workshops.

Any Individual employed by Pangolin Photo Safaris, or their immediate family members, may NOT enter the competition.

One image will be allowed per entrant. Attempting to enter more than one image will have both or all of the duplicate entries removed from the contest.

Image Submission
The Image submitted to the Pangolin Wildlife Photographer of the Year must adhere to the following conditions:

The submitted image must have been taken in 2019. The metadata of the file will be inspected to ensure qualification.

All images should be a faithful representation of the original scene in the natural world. Composite images will not be allowed. Post-production adjustments can be used but excessive use will count against the image’s overall standing with the judges.

The judges may request the original image file for review when the shortlist has been completed. This will precede their judgement and declaration of the Amateur and Professional Pangolin Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020.

Please note. An image that has previously won a national or international nature photography competition prior to The Pangolin Wildlife Photographer of the Year will NOT be considered.

If chosen as a winning image and later found to be in contravention of this rule it will be disqualified.

The judges reserve the right to refuse photos that they deem unsuitable for whatever reason they see fit. The image must be the sole property of the submitter and have no third-party publishing rights/restriction attached to them.

The image must have been taken by the submitter. All images must be submitted as jpeg, png or tiff files without a watermark.

The judging process is conducted blindly so all watermarked images will be rejected. Once the winners have been selected competition organisers will delete all the submitted images from their servers or cloud-based storage.

The owners of the winning images give permission for their image to be used for the purposes of promoting the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. All entrants give permission to Pangolin Photo Safaris to display their image on the Pangolin Photo Safaris website.

The winners also agree to allow Pangolin to display their credited image in the gallery of The Pangolin Chobe Hotel.

Baiting
No images that have used live or dead bait when capturing the image will be allowed in this photo competition. If the judges suspect that a subject has been coerced, baited or harassed the image will be disqualified from the competition.

Agreement or participation
By entering an image into this photo competition, the participant agrees to and is bound to the rules set out above. Entrants agree to have their names added to the Pangolin Photo Safaris email newsletter database. This will be the primary method of communication and updates.

Judges
The judging of The Pangolin Wildlife Photographer of the Year will be carried out by The Pangolin Photo Hosts and Directors.
The judges’ decision is final, binding and non-negotiable.

Theme:

Wildlife Nature