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Deadline: Mar 01, 2018
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $25USD for up to 10 single image submissions in any category; $15USD for 1 Photo Series submission (3–5 images)

BigPicture Natural World Photography 2018 Competition

BigPicture Natural World Photography 2018 Competition

BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Awards include $12,000 in cash prizes with winning images featured in a BigPicture photography exhibit at the Academy opening July 27, 2018.

Competition categories include: Terrestrial Wildlife; Winged Life; Landscapes, Waterscapes, & Flora; Aquatic Life; Art of Nature; Human/Nature; 2018 Photo Series: Time Capsule.

Competition entries will be judged by an esteemed panel of world-renowned photographers and photo editors, including Jury Chair Suzi Eszterhas. This year, we’re pleased to welcome former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly to the judging panel. Kelly, the former commander of the International Space Station (ISS), holds the record for the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. During his 340 days in space, Kelly’s spectacular artistic photographs of planet Earth earned him a global following.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: $12,000 in Cash Prizes to be awarded to the 2018 winners! The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 for the best overall image in the 2018 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition and be featured in the annual exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences. The first place winners of the seven official categories will each receive $1,000 in cash and also have their winning images featured in the annual exhibit. Up to 6 additional finalists will be awarded a certificate of recognition for each category, with the exception of the Photo Series category. The Photo Series category will have one First Place awarded. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to submitted photographs subject to usage rights. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering BigPicture, each entrant grants to the Academy a nonexclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and display submitted images in all media throughout the world directly in relation to the Competition, including but not limited to use in the context of the Academy website and social media sites, the exhibition of winning images at the Academy, and promotional and marketing materials regarding the Competition and Exhibition for the period of five (5) years. Commercial opportunities regarding an image, will be negotiated with entrants separately.

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