European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2024

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European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2024

European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2024 now is over!

European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2024: The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) is looking for the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 and invites professional and non-professional photographers from all over Europe to join this year‘s competition.

Short description

For the 24rd time the German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) is looking for the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2024 and invites all amateur and professional photographers from all over Europe to participate.

The competition aims to illustrate the high quality and specific style of European wildlife photography through excellent pictures from Europe and all over the world. It also seeks to promote awareness for nature conservation through the means of photography.

There are 11 categories:

Birds
Mammals
Other Animals
Plants & Fungi
Landscape
The Underwater World
Man and Nature
Nature‘s Studio
Young Photographers
Rewilding Europe Award
Fritz Pölking Prize and Fritz Pölking Junior Prize – story and portfolio

All award-winning images will be shown as large-format prints in an exhibition which will have its premiere at the International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen from 25 to 27 October 2024 and will then be presented to millions of visitors in museums, galleries and at festivals in Germany and throughout Europe for several years. A presence on the GDT website, its social media channels, a high-quality exhibition catalogue and an international press campaign contribute to the broad visibility of the award-winning photographers and their images.

Submission requirements:

Image size – longest side 1920 pixels (may be moderately sharpened)
High resolution files – must be suitable for large format printing (e.g. 70 x 100 cm) and must have Adobe RGB or sRGB colour space. Do not interpolate data. Please sharpen only moderately.

Who may enter?

The competition is open to photographers living in Europe.

Prize:

European Wildlife Photographer of the Year – 3,000 €
Fritz Pölking Prize – 2,000 €
Fritz Pölking Junior Prize – 1,500 € and merchandise voucher worth 500 €
Rewilding Europe Award – 1,000 €
Winners of categories 1-8: 1st place – 800 €; 2nd place – 500 €
Youth category: 1st place – 200 €; 2nd place – 100 €

All winning participants will receive an invitation to the award ceremony, free tickets to the GDT International Nature Photography Festival 2024 in Lünen, a certificate as well as the exhibition catalogue.

Entry fees:

The entry fee is 35 €. For the Youth category entry is free.

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