The Nature Conservancy’s Photo Contest 2023

The Nature Conservancy’s Photo Contest 2023

The 2023 Global Photo Contest is a chance for you to give voice to nature by sharing what you see with others around the world.

Submission Categories

A single category must be selected when submitting an entry to the Photo Contest. Entries will be considered from the following categories:

  • People and Nature: Portrayals of individuals connecting and interacting with the environment. Images can be a person or people in an outdoor setting or feature the impact of people in nature, such as a building or other human-made construction. Images can also display interactions between people while in nature or interactions with animals or plants.
  • Plants and Fungi: Portrayals of any plant or fungus in its natural environment. Images should highlight their ecological roles and importance, unique features, or incredible beauty. Includes flowers, trees, shrubs, and vegetation in general, as well as lichen, and fungi such as mushrooms.
  • Mammals: Portrayals of mammals in their natural environments that capture their behaviors, habitats, or relationships with each other or other species. Images of domestic animals and captive animals photographed in zoos and commercial game farms are not permitted.
  • Birds: Portrayals of birds in their natural environments that capture their behaviors, habitats, or relationships with each other or other species. Images of domestic animals and captive animals photographed in zoos and commercial game farms are not permitted.
  • Reptiles and Amphibians: Portrayals of reptiles and amphibians in their natural environments that capture their behaviors, habitats, or relationships with each other or other species. Includes, but not limited to, snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises, and crocodilians, as well as frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. Images of domestic animals and captive animals photographed in zoos and commercial game farms are not permitted.
  • Insects and Arachnids: Portrayals of insects and arachnids in their natural environments that capture their behaviors, habitats, or relationships with each other or other species. Includes, but not limited to, bees, butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers, spiders, and scorpions.
  • Underwater Life: Portrayals of aquatic life in their natural environments that capture their behaviors, habitats, or relationships with each other or other species and highlight the ecological importance of aquatic ecosystems. Images can include aquatic animals or plants, as well as interactions in larger ecosystems such as coastal mangroves and coral reefs.
  • Lands: Images capturing mountains, hills, deserts, or forests. Images could include people or wildlife, but the primary focus should be the land.
  • Oceans: Images capturing the greater ocean. Includes images above the ocean’s surface, such as waves, or below, capturing a larger view of ocean life. Images could include people or wildlife, but the primary focus should be the ocean.
  • Freshwater: Images capturing freshwater bodies and systems. Images should feature lakes, rivers, ponds, waterfalls, or the lives they support. Could be landscapes or portray wildlife such as freshwater plants, animals, or their interactions within their environment.
  • Climate: Images capturing our changing world and highlighting the causes and effects of climate change. Could display visual impacts of climate change, extreme weather events, interactions between changing climate and nature, or humanity’s place in our current climate. While demonstrating the consequences of climate change, images can also depict efforts toward climate resilience and mitigation.
  • Aerials: Images capturing our world from a birds-eye view while highlighting patterns of land or water. Images can be taken with drones or aircraft. Photographer must abide by local laws and regulations governing drone and aircraft use.

Award Categories

Winning submissions will be selected for the following award categories:

  • One (1) Grand Prize winner
  • Twelve (12) Category First Place winners, one (1) per category
  • Twelve (12) Category Second Place winners, one (1) per category
  • Twelve (12) Category Third Place winners, one (1) per category

Prizes

All award winners may receive mention on The Conservancy’s digital presences, as determined by The Conservancy in its sole discretion. In addition, The Conservancy, and where applicable its corporate award provider(s), will award the following prizes:

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • More than $7,500 AUD ($5,000 USD) Camera kit or camera kit gift card, as determined by The Conservancy in its sole discretion.

Twelve (12) Category First Place winners (one (1) per category) will receive:

  • More than $1,500 AUD ($1,000 USD) Amazon, Mercado Libre or Alibaba gift card as determined by The Conservancy in its sole discretion.

Twelve (12) Category Second Place winners (one (1) per category) will receive:

  • More than $750 AUD ($500 USD) Amazon, Mercado Libre or Alibaba gift card as determined by The Conservancy in its sole discretion.

Twelve (12) Category Third Place winners (one (1) per category) will receive:

  • More than $350 AUD ($250 USD) Amazon, Mercado Libre or Alibaba gift card as determined by The Conservancy in its sole discretion.

ELIGIBILITY

The Nature Conservancy’s 2023 Photo Contest (“Photo Contest”) is open to all professional and amateur photographers who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. Trustees, Board Members, Employees, interns, or partners of The Nature Conservancy, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those individuals, are not eligible to enter.

ENTRY PERIOD

The Photo Contest begins at 12 a.m. GMT on August 30, 2023, and ends at 11:59 p.m. GMT on September 29, 2023 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.

Website link: https://www.natureaustralia.org.au/get-involved/take-action/photo-contest/?vu=photo&tab_q=tab_container_copy-tab_element_775846593

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