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Deadline: Oct 15, 2016
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Varied Entry
Entry Fee: youngster <18 years free, Fred Hazelhoff Award (portfolio) € 10,00 and 9 other categories € 25,00

Nature Talks Photo Contest 2016

Nature Talks Photo Contest 2016

The Nature Talks Photo Contest 2016 is open to nature photographers worldwide, both professional and non-professional.

With the Nature Talks Photo Festival, we announce our own contest: the Nature Talks Photo Contest 2016. The contest is open to 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 1 November 2016.
The organisation of Nature Talks and the jury are not allowed to participate. Images that are submitted may be taken all over the world.
All images must be made in unrestricted nature. Images of pets, captive animals, and cultivated plants are not permitted. Large grazers (cat 8) and wild animals within extensive grazing or safety fences are considered wild and free.
All images show respect for the subject and the environment. Images that were made while disturbing or damaging the environment are not permitted. On suspicion of disturbance or damaging the image will be excluded from participation. So, we hope that all nature photographers worldwide will participate in this new contest. We have enough categories that will fit your preferences. photographic Show the world your best pictures and win beautiful prizes in cash and in goods.

Contest Prize & TERMS


In each category, the jury will determine a winner, a runner-up and 3 highly commended. The winners of a category will receive € 500 in prize money. The runner-ups will win prizes of € 250. The highly commended photographers receive the honour and an encouragement. The winner of the youth category will receive €250. The runner-up in this category € 125.

In addition, from the 9 category winners, the jury will choose one overall winner who may call himself or herself Nature Talks Photographer of the Year 2016. Next to the category prize, the overall winner will receive a prize to the value of €2,500. This will give the overall winner €3,000 in prize money!

All awarded images will be shown in the exhibition at the Nature Talks Photo Festival. All winners will receive a beautiful photo print of Xpozer (competition sponsor) of 80 x 120 cm after the exhibition and for Nature Talks a shop will be made by Werkaandemuur.nl and ohmyprints.com (competition sponsor). The winners will be shown in a separate category on the website of Werkaandemuur & Nature Talks and will be brought to the attention of 100,000 consumers a month. In this way, the winners can directly earn money with their winning image(s).
Werkaandemuur.nl will show the winners on its home page for 2 months, and will publish a number of advertisements both online and offline give the winners, even more, publicity.

Besides all these prizes, there is the Fred Hazelhoff Award for the best portfolio. The winner receives a sum of 1,000 euros as well as a bowl.

Total prize money will amount to € 25,000, of which many large 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 2016 on Saturday 12 November 2016 in the Reehorst in Ede. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: By entering the Nature Talks Photo Contest, each photographer confirms that the photographs entered under his/her name are his/her original work, that he/she is the sole owner of the copyright and that there are no third party claims. USAGE RIGHTS: - IMAGE USAGE RIGHTS

Photographs awarded with a prize may be used in the context of the Nature Talks Photo Contest Competition and its related public relations and promotion during 3 years after the award ceremony.
In addition, the Nature Talks Photo Contest is entitled to exhibit the photograph in any country, for 3 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 Talks Photo Contest Competition 2016 is clearly indicated.
The Nature Talks Photo Contest is entitled to transfer the above usage rights to third parties for the purpose of providing a printing, web, or similar service to Nature Talks Photo Contest, and to publications if the
pictures are used to illustrate editorial content covering the Nature Talks Photo Contest 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 Talks Photo 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 Talks Photo Contest own expenses or that of third parties eligible for using the photographs in the above conditions.

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