Deadline: June 7, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Conditions: maximum of six images
Prizes: GCT’s 2020 calendar, year’s free membership to GCT, two tickets to GCT’s Galapagos Day 2019 event
If you have been lucky enough to visit the Enchanted Isles and have managed to capture some of the Archipelago’s stunning natural beauty through the lens, why not enter competition and see what the judges think?
- Up close and personal
Illustrate the intricacy or beauty of a plant, or the character and personality of an animal in its Galapagos habitat. Judges will look for careful composition and the pin-sharp focus of close-up or macro photography.
- Animal behaviour
Demonstrate a particular aspect of a Galapagos animal’s natural behaviour. Judges will look for unusual behaviours that are rarely seen, or a common behaviour depicted in an interesting and inspired way.
Highlight the natural beauty of the Galapagos landscape. With its volcanic highlands, sloping forests, rocky shores, cliffs, beaches, lagoons and lava flows, there are plenty of opportunities. Judges will be looking for a breath-taking, unusual or awe-inspiring shot.
Celebrate the diversity of Galapagos marine life. You can focus on the environment itself, or one of the hundreds of creatures that live in the seas around the Islands. Judges will look for stunning or unusual shots that showcase the wonders of the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
- Urban life
The human population is growing in Galapagos, and its wildlife is learning to adapt. Your original image could capture locals going about their everyday life, bold animals exploiting the urban habitat or an unexpected scene in an urban setting.
- Environmental threats
A powerful look at the threats that the unique species of Galapagos must overcome. Images can be challenging, inspiring or provocative but should illustrate either the issues themselves or the conservation work that is being done to stop them. Please note, that depending on the image, we may review whether we can show it publicly.
Young photographer competition
This section of the competition is new for 2019 and is open to anyone who is 17 or under. There are no specific categories – we welcome any aspect of wildlife, landscape or human activity in Galapagos. We just encourage all participants to explore and discover the wonders of the Galapagos Islands.