Golden Turtle Photo Contest 2020

 

Golden Turtle Photo Contest

Golden Turtle Photo Contest

Opening: December 1, 2019
Deadline: February 29, 2020
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: $1,000, $2,000, valuable prizes

Authors from any countries can participate in the contest without restrictions.

The author may submit to the competition no more than 20 works; in the Landscape nomination, no more than 5 photographs may be submitted.

One photograph may be presented in one nomination only.

The photographs sent shall be made no earlier than five (5) years prior to the date of the work registration for participation in the competition.

Nominations

  • Reserved Russia
    In this nomination photographs of animals listed in the Red Book of Russia or regional “Red Books” taken on the territory of nature reserves or national parks of the relevant region are accepted for participation.
  • The Portrait of the Animal
    Photos of any wild animals in close-up. In this nomination, the basic criteria shall be successful imaging of the animal’s character and “soul” through its emotions, eyes expression, pose, pace.
  • Animals in their Environment
    In this nomination, photos shall reflect the unity of the animal and its environment in the artistic and biological aspects. The photos shall be evaluated as an integral composition created by the nature and captured by the photographer.
  • Microcosm
    Photos of representatives of the micro world (insects, spiders, invertebrates, small underwater animals) in their natural living environments. Images of subjects at any time of their life, interaction with other animals, species and the environment are welcome. In this nomination, the harmony and the artistic merit of the entire composition is a priority.
  • Landscape
    The nomination includes landscape photographs showing the beauty and the harmony of wildlife. Photographs shall not show any noticeable man made interference. Works shall be evaluated by the degree of their artistic merit and compositional perfection. The geographical position of the shooting point and the landscape type are not considered.
  • The Underwater World
    In this nomination, images taken underwater shall be accepted. A competition work shall show the freshness of the composition, the complexity of obtaining the frame, the drama. Photographs illustrating the uniqueness and the immensity of underwater ecosystems are welcome.
  • Humans and Nature
    This is a photojournalism nomination. In this nomination, photographs shall be accepted that show any interaction of wildlife and humans, such as: working in wildlife reserves; animals and people in zoos; people preserving wildlife; negative human impact on the environment.
  • Animal Behaviour
    Photos of wild animals (beasts, birds, amphibians, etc.) in their natural freedom. In this nomination, the uniqueness of the photo is a priority. The photograph shall show a point of interest in the animal’s life. Dynamic, emotional, eye-catching and original frames are welcome.
  • New Technologies in Wildlife Photography
    In this nomination, photographs shall be accepted that are taken by advanced remote photography methods: trail cameras, drones and other hardware.
  • Art and Nature’s Image
    In this nomination, the principal value shall be the light, structural and graphic solution of the entire composition as a whole. Photos showing animals, plants and mushrooms are welcome.
  • Nature Through the Eyes of Youth
    This category invites young photographers in the age group 13 to 17 years old to enter their best photographs, irrespective of the themes of the categories.
  • Nature Through the Eyes of Children
    This category invites young photographers in two age groups up to 12 years old to enter their best photographs, irrespective of the themes of the categories.

Prizes

  • $2,000
    The competition winner in the Photographer of the Year nomination will obtain a cash prize of two thousand US dollars (USD 2,000).
  • $1,000
    The competition winners who won first place in their nomination will obtain a cash prize of one thousand US dollars (USD 1,000).
  • Special Prizes
    The laureates who won the second and the third places in their nomination will obtain valuable prizes and gifts from the Festival sponsors and partners.

Website: http://wncontest.ru/en/photo/

Golden Turtle Photo Contest 2018 Winners

Photographer of the Year – Manuel Enrique Gonzalez Carmona

Winners

Animal Behavior Nomination

Territory, © Bence Mate, Winner, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Territory
© Bence Mate
Winner Animal Behavior Nomination

 

Dodger, © Thomas Vijayan, Second Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Dodger
© Thomas Vijayan
Second Place Animal Behavior Nomination

 

Hunt, © Arnfinn Johansen, Third Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Hunt
© Arnfinn Johansen
Third Place Animal Behavior Nomination

 

Harmony of Life Nomination

Sunlight, © Fabien Dubessy, Winner, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Sunlight
© Fabien Dubessy
Winner Harmony of Life Nomination

 

The Wait, © Csaba Tokolyi, Second Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
The Wait
© Csaba Tokolyi
Second Place Harmony of Life Nomination

 

Ostrich, © Vladimir Bogdanov, Third Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Ostrich
© Vladimir Bogdanov
Third Place Harmony of Life Nomination

 

The Portrait of the Animal Nomination

Dama Park, © Manuel Enrique Gonzalez Carmona, Winner, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Dama Park
© Manuel Enrique Gonzalez Carmona
Winner Portrait of the Animal Nomination

 

The Vigilant, © Oscar Diez, Second Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
The Vigilant
© Oscar Diez
Second Place Portrait of the Animal Nomination

 

Mako Shark, © Romain Barats, Third Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Mako Shark
© Romain Barats
Third Place Portrait of the Animal Nomination

 

The Underwater World Nomination

Spawning Salmon, © Sergey Shanin, Winner, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Spawning Salmon
© Sergey Shanin
Winner Underwater World Nomination

 

In Depth, © Dmitry Kokh, Second Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
In Depth
© Dmitry Kokh
Second Place Underwater World Nomination

 

Tridacna, © Francesco Pacienza, Third Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Tridacna
© Francesco Pacienza
Third Place Underwater World Nomination

 

Art and Nature’s Image Nomination

Autumn Palette, © Sven Zacek, Winner, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Autumn Palette
© Sven Zacek
Winner Art and Nature’s Image Nomination

 

Night, © Igor Zubkov, Second Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Night
© Igor Zubkov
Second Place Art and Nature’s Image Nomination

 

Royal Spiral, © Jose Pesquero, Third Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Royal Spiral
© Jose Pesquero
Third Place Art and Nature’s Image Nomination

 

Microcosm Nomination

Light Road, © Yuhui Hu, Winner, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Light Road
© Yuhui Hu
Winner Microcosm Nomination

 

Bedtime Story, © Vincze Balint, Second Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Bedtime Story
© Vincze Balint
Second Place Microcosm Nomination

 

Righteous Souls, © Tatiana Nerikova, Third Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Righteous Souls
© Tatiana Nerikova
Third Place Microcosm Nomination

 

Landscape Nomination

Grandparents, © Manuel Enrique Gonzalez Carmona, Winner, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Grandparents
© Manuel Enrique Gonzalez Carmona
Winner Landscape Nomination

 

The Moon Halo, © Vitaliy Istomin, Second Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
The Moon Halo
© Vitaliy Istomin
Second Place Landscape Nomination

 

Difference, © Ivan Pedretti, Third Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Difference
© Ivan Pedretti
Third Place Landscape Nomination

 

Humans and Nature Nomination

Graphics, © Kerekes Istvan, Winner, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Graphics
© Kerekes Istvan
Winner Humans and Nature Nomination

 

On Dagobe, © Tibor Kercz, Second Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
On Dagobe
© Tibor Kercz
Second Place Humans and Nature Nomination

 

This is My Jungle!, © Sergey Savvi, Third Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
This is My Jungle!
© Sergey Savvi
Third Place Humans and Nature Nomination

 

New Technologies in Wildlife Photography Nomination

Arctic Kindergarten - Top View, © Ilya Timin, Winner, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Arctic Kindergarten – Top View
© Ilya Timin
Winner New Technologies in Wildlife Photography Nomination

 

Gulls Over The Lake, © Milan Radisics, Second Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Gulls Over The Lake
© Milan Radisics
Second Place New Technologies in Wildlife Photography Nomination

 

Curios Bear, © Mikhail Korostelev, Third Place, Golden Turtle Photo Contest
Curios Bear
© Mikhail Korostelev
Third Place New Technologies in Wildlife Photography Nomination

 

Golden Turtle Photo Contest 2017 Winners

 

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