Deadline: August 15, 2020
Entry Fee: £25
Celebrating the world’s best nature photographers, as they highlight the wonders of our planet
When great science and great art combine, amazing things can be achieved. That’s the philosophy behind the World Nature Photography Awards, a global nature photography contest for planet Earth.
Our vision is of a planet in which climate change has been reversed and man’s relationship with the planet shifts to be one of protection rather than plunder. And as COVID-19 temporarily leads to a clearing up of our skies and waters, there seems no more timely a reminder of the fact that we are only here on planet Earth as guests.
We believe in the power of photography to put a spotlight on the majesty and wonder of the natural world around us, reminding us to take action now to secure a better tomorrow for us all.
The mission of the World Nature Photography Awards is to celebrate the world’s best nature photographers whilst showcasing nature’s beauty to a wider audience. We are also committed to helping climate change organisations, with all profit from entry fee income being donated to the world’s leading charities working in this area.
The competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers from any country in the world. Entry is permitted by anyone 18 years of age or older.
There is no limit to the number of individual images each artist may submit. There is no time or date restriction on when the image was taken.
- Animals in their habitat
- Animal portraits
- Behaviour – Amphibians and reptiles
- Behaviour – Birds
- Behaviour – Invertebrates
- Behaviour – Mammals
- Plants and fungi
- Urban wildlife
- Planet Earth’s landscapes and environments
- Black and white
- Nature art
- Nature photojournalism
- People and nature
Entries will be judged by a judging panel on their artistic merit, originality, subject and style. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Winners will be announced by the end of 2020.
- A gold, silver and bronze winner will be awarded in each category
- The highest scoring gold photographer across all categories is awarded the title of World Nature Photographer of the Year and $1000 prize money
- A press release will be circulated to all the major media outlets worldwide and winners will appear on the WNPA website and social media.
Copyright of images remains with the photographer.