Magical Nature – Nature Photography of the Year

Magical Nature – Nature Photography of the Year

Deadline: February 17, 2020
Entry fee: €30
Prizes: €300, €500, Photo-Tour worth €800, publication in the book

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.

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.


  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Other animals
    except mammals or birds
  • Plants
    including lichens, mushrooms, etc.
  • Natural Landscapes
  • Man and nature
    examples of positive or negative influence of man on nature


  • The jury will select one winner in each category who will receive a prize money of 300€
  • Author of Nature Photography of the Year will receive a prize money of 500€ and special prize: 4 days Photo-Tour worth 800€


  • Entry start date: November 2019
  • Entry dead-line: 17th February 2020,
  • Judging: 10 March – 20 March 2020
  • Request for original RAW files start date: 20 Mar20 2020
  • Request for original files dead-line: 30 March 2019
  • Contest results: 05 April 2020
  • Award ceremony: May 2020, National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Večna pot 111

Entry Fee

A contribution in amount of € 30.00 which will be used exclusively for production and printing of high quality hard cover book is mandatory for each entrant.



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