Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 now is over!
Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY) 2020, contest that celebrates the artistry of nature photography, has been recently opened for entries invites all nature photographers worldwide to participate.
The Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY) 2020, recently opened for entries and powered by Nature Talks Photo Festival (Netherlands) invites all nature photographers worldwide to show the beauty of nature and to share the most amazing images you they make.
This competition consists of 12 categories for individual images (adults), a category for young photographers and the Nature Talks Fred Hazelhoff Award for a portfolio.
3. Other animals
4. Plants and Fungi
7. Natural Art
8. Man and Nature
9. Black & White
10. Animal portraits
11. Animals of “De Lage Landen”
12. Youth 10-17 years
13. Fred Hazelhoff Award (portfolio)
➜ All images must be made in unrestricted nature. Images of pets, captive animals and cultivated plants are not permitted. Large grazers and wild animals within extensive grazing or safety fences are considered wild and free. All images must show respect for the subject and the environment. Images that were made while disturbing or damaging the animal or environment are not permitted. On suspicion of disturbance or damaging nature the image will be excluded from participation.
● Images in categories 1 - 5 should depict the beauty and significance of animals, plants and their habitat. They can display all sorts of subjects: from details to groups, from portraits to overall views, from action-filled behaviour to atmospheric situations, from rare species to common sights, from natural habitats to complete ecosystems.
● Category 6 is reserved for images depicting the world under water – these may be plants, animals or habitats in both salt and fresh water environments.
● Category 7 is for images that focus on colours and shapes or structure in nature. This category is open to photographs in which the photographer shows his or her individual point of view, aesthetic considerations and photographic experimentation.
● Category 8 deals with positive or negative aspects of human interaction with nature.
● Category 9 is for Black & White images.
● Category 10 is about animal portraits, no matter if it’s a mammal, a bird, an insect or an amphibian or reptile, as long as it’s a striking portrait!
● Category 11 Animals of “de Lage Landen” is a special category to highlight the beauty of nature in The Netherlands and Belgium, the so called “Lage Landen”. Last year the theme was landscapes, this year it is animals. All photos submitted to this category must be of animals in one of those countries.
● Category 12 invites young photographers to enter their best nature images.
➜ The Fred Hazelhoff Award is for photographers who send in a coherent portfolio of minimum 8 and maximum 12 images.
➜ In all categories is allowed to enter black & white images.
➜ Preview images (the initial uploads) must be
NOTE! If a special technique was used, you should mention this technique at the field called “Additional Info” that you will find in the web form to upload your image. Please mention in that field: “HDR” or “Multiple Exposures” or “Panorama Photos” or “Focus Stacking”.
The winners will be annouced during Nature Talks Photo Festival in the Netherlands on 14th November 2020. There will shown all the finalists, runners up, category winners and of course the overall winner, the Nature Photographer of the Year 2020! The finalists and winning images will also be in a photo exhibition on the festival before this exhibition will be traveling through the Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Entry fee starts from 16,50 Euro and depends of the category submited. The ’Young’ category is a free of charge.
Who can participate? ⇣
The Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2020 is open for nature photographers worldwide, both professional and non-professional, young and old. The competition for the category young photographers is open for youngsters who have not yet turned 18 on 28th of June 2020.
The overall winners recive totaly3,000 Euro in cash prize and cool photo equipment.
The winning images will also be shown in a photo exhibition on the festival and afterwards it will be traveling through the Netherlands, Belgium and France.