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Deadline: Mar 31, 2018
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: € 30.00

BioPhotoContest 2018

BioPhotoContest 2018

The great beauty of planet – Biome 2018: The Prairies, Steppes and Savannah.

The Biomes are the giant mosaic that forming the planetary ecosphere. They represent the shape of major units that determine the extremely rich and diverse physiognomy of the innumerable ecosystems that ensure the functionality and the continuity of the wild life on Earth.

In the oceans, in the endless deserts of Africa, Asia and America, in the residual Boreal forests, along the meandering of the great rivers, in the Arctic tundra, in the Grasslands and Mountains, is preserved the living heritage expressing the diversity of Blue Planet respect to the other planets of the solar system.

Each of the biomes is in fact the final result, but not conclusive, of a great and fascinating chapter in the history of life. Each of them contains in its context, the living testimony of a work by natural evolution of millions of years, in terms of the creation of habitats , for colonization by plants and animals and modeling of the same living organisms.
Knowing the Biomes means confronting the extraordinary, exciting adventure of discovering the beauty of the planet. A cultural adventure, first of all: the same one that moved, stimulated and supported the millenary effort of humanity for the development of the pictorial arts, literary arts and science.

Finally, proposing knowledge of biomes through nature photography takes the meaning of a love act for the Earth and a educative commitment and cultural and emotional involvement of the younger generations towards the high moral objectives for the preservation of Beauty.

Michele Zanetti

General themes prospect
2018 – Prairies, steppes and savannah
Begin upload: January 15, 2018

Everyone knows about the Great Prairie of North America, made famous by Walt Disney’s naturalistic documentaries and the epic and gloomy gestures of pioneers and Indians of America. Equally, popular is the great savannah of East Africa, with herds of the largest wild herbivores on the planet. Less known and less frequented are other prairie habitats, which belong to Bioma, however are of great interest in nature.

In fact, the “Bioma of the Grass”, could be defined as an alternative to the forest tree, appears on the planet as a giant and multifaceted mosaic of situations, whose tiles differ in both surface area and in terms of expressed biodiversity. Here, then, takes on this fifth fascinating photographic research adventure on a planetary scale, it is necessary to try again a list of prairie types included in the same Bioma.

With reference to the different continents, here is an indicative list

of the different types of ecosystems:

European continent and italic peninsula:
• Alpine meadows and pastures, including prairies and pasture meadows due to the work of man, on the Montano Plan;
• Hill and plain meadows;
• The arid meadows of the severe fluvial (the northeastern Italy magredients);
• The steppe-mediterranean lands (eg Iberian Peninsula, Greece, etc.).
• The great Sarmatian steppes, from the Balkans to the Taiga.

Asian continent:
• Siberian, Chinese and Mongolian prairies and steppes;
• Himalayan steppes and prairies;
• The prairies and the savannahs of India and Southeast Asia.

African continent:
• The savannahs, the savannahs with trees and the steppes of the eastern sector, from Ethiopia to Tanzania;
• The Angolan and South African savannahs.

American continent:
• The Great North American Prairies;
• The prairies of southern America, the prairies and steppe of the Andes and Patagonia.

Australian continent:
• The prairies and steppes of Australia and New Zealand.

The competition will award three prizes for the three images of any kind that the jury considered the most outstanding for beauty and naturalistic content between the 80 final images.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: First prize
The total value of the first prize is € 4,000:
€ 2,000 cash + € 2,000 of photo equipment

Second prize
The total value of the second prize is € 2,000:
€ 1,000 cash + € 1,000 of photo equipment

Third prize
The total value of the third prize is € 1,000:
€ 500 cash + € 500 of photo equipment

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COPYRIGHT: All the rights of the photos must be of author’s property, without bond of agency or publisher. USAGE RIGHTS: The organizers reserves the right to publish the winning and commended images in its magazine, in the photographic book, on the web site, or in possible promotional folders and calendars or to display them in photographic exposition, concerning the competition and, if the organizers deem it necessary, mentioning the author’s name of the images.

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