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Deadline: Sep 01, 2019
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: Free / €15 / €25 / €40

Nature Photographer of The Year 2019

Nature Photographer of The Year 2019

“Nature Photographer of the Year” contest 2019.
For the fourth time in a row we’d like to welcome you to join the Nature Photographer of the Year competition, powered by Nature Talks Photo Festival in the Netherlands. We kindly invite professional and non-professional photographers, of all ages, from all over the world, to join our contest again this year. We believe that we can show the beauty of nature worldwide by sharing the most amazing images you all make. If we learn to love nature, we’ll also protect her.
We always have superb entries en they will be judged by famous nature photographers, photo-editors, editors in chief etc. We have 10 categories plus a (free) youth categorie and the “Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award”. Feel free to submit and we hope to see your images between the finalists. Share your passion!

Contest Prize & TERMS


In each category the jury will determine a winner, a runner-up and max 5 highly commended. The winners of a category will receive €500 in prize money (in cash). The runner-ups will win prizes worth €250 (in products). The highly commended photographers receive the honour and an encouragement. The winner of the youth category will receive a prize worth €250 (in products). The runner-up in this category will receive a prize worth €125 (in products).

In addition, from the 10 category winners the jury will choose one overall winner who may call himself or herself Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 (NPOTY). Next to the category prize, the overall winner will receive a prize to the value of €2,500 (in cash). This will give the overall winner €3,000 in prize money (in cash)!

All awarded images will be shown in the exhibition at the Nature Talks Photo Festival the 9th and 10th of November and in a travelling exhibition.

Besides all these prizes, there is the Fred Hazelhoff Award for the best portfolio. The winner receives a sum of €1,000 (in cash) as well as a bowl (award).
New this year is the category Landscapes of “De Lage Landen”. Landscape category special for people from Belgium en the Netherlands.

Total prize money will amount to €25,000, of which many large cash prizes, and many attractive photographic articles. We will give a continuous update on the prizes, so that there will be an upgrade for the winners next to the prizes already mentioned.

The award ceremony will take place during the Nature Talks Photo Festival 2019 on Saturday 9 November 2018 in the Reehorst in Ede, The Netherlands. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.


By entering the 'Nature Photographer Of The Year' contest, each photographer confirms that the photographs entered under his/her name is his/her original work, that he/she is the sole owner of the copyright and that there are no third party claims.

It is his/her responsibility to obtain releases and consents in written form for publishing, exhibiting and using his/her image if any persons appear in the photograph or if objects in the photograph are subject to the rights of third parties.
The photographer is responsible for obtaining official permits when applicable.

The photographer may be held liable for any damage that the Nature Photographer of the Year Contest may experience due to the lack of necessary release forms or missing permits. USAGE RIGHTS: - IMAGE USAGE RIGHTS

Photographs awarded with a prize may be used in the context of the 'Nature Photographer Of The Year' competition and its related public relations and promotion during 5 years after the award ceremony.

In addition, the 'Nature Photographer Of The Year' contest is entitled to exhibit the photograph in any country, for 5 years, to reproduce and distribute it in the form of print and to use it to advertise the exhibitions and publications, provided that the context of the 'Nature Photographer Of The Year' competition 2019 is clearly indicated.

The 'Nature Photographer Of The Year' is entitled to transfer the above usage rights to third parties for the purpose of providing a printing, web, or similar service to 'Nature Photographer Of The Year', and to publications if the pictures are used to illustrate editorial content covering the 'Nature Photographer Of The Year' Competition.

For the above stated usage rights the photographer cannot claim compensation or fee of any kind.

In case of inquiries concerning the purchase of usage rights of the awarded photographs, the Nature Photographer of the Year Contest will forward the contact details of the interested party to the photographer.
The required prints for the exhibition will be made on the Nature Photographer of the Year Contest own expenses or that of third parties eligible for using the photographs in the above conditions.

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