The Nature Conservancy (TNC)’s annual Global Photo Contest is back, with more chances to win!
Open to all photographers, amateurs as well as professionals, the photo contest will accept entries through 29 September.
TNC Australia’s Managing Director, Alison Rowe, said people from all walks of life are encouraged to enter the contest.
“Every picture tells a story, and we want to know yours!” she said.
“One of the most exciting aspects of the photo contest is that we get to see the many ways people connect with nature at a deep, personal level.”
“By entering your best photos of nature, you amplify the message that protecting and restoring it is a priority,” Ms Rowe said.
While last year’s contest broke records for global participation with over 100,000 entries from a total of 196 countries and territories, the 2023 rendition of this celebrated event is set to be the biggest ever. For the first time in the contest’s history, the number of award categories has doubled, from six to a whopping 12. New categories such as Freshwater and Reptiles & Amphibians were created so photographers will be able to better define their submissions.
This also means more opportunities to win for photographers who can now enter submissions across Oceans, People & Nature, Plants & Fungi, Freshwater, Lands, Mammals, Climate, Aerials, Insects & Arachnids, Underwater Life, Birds, and Reptiles & Amphibians.
Submissions will be assessed by a prestigious panel of judges, including photographer Javier Aznar, photojournalist and filmmaker Morgan Heim and natural history photographer Frans Lanting. Together this panel will select a first and second place winner for each category, plus honorable mentions in all 12 categories. The contest will award over AUD $39,000 in prize money, including a camera kit worth more than AUD $7,500 for the overall grand-prize winner.
Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to enter. All winners will be announced in October 2023.
Last year, Australian photographer Callie Chee won first prize in the Plants & Fungi category for her wonderful atmospheric shot of ghost mushrooms in NSW’s southern Highlands.
Nicknamed ghost mushrooms due to its eerie green glow, the scientific names of these bioluminescent mushrooms are Omphalotus Nidiformis.
Chinese photographer Li Ping took the grand prize, for his winning shot featuring a drone’s eye view of a lonely highway bordered on each side by gullies extending outward in the shape of a tree.
Visit the Photo Contest page on our website for more info on contest rules, photo specifications and how to enter.
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organisation dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we focus on getting things done efficiently and with the greatest positive impact for conservation. We’re a trusted organisation working in more than 70 countries and territories around the world on innovative solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. To learn more about The Nature Conservancy in Australia, follow us on Facebook.