Nature Conservancy Photography Competition

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Submit striking digital images of nature, highlighting the diversity of life on Earth, i.e. animal behavior, portraits of wildlife in natural habitat, plant life, natural landscapes, weather or people interacting with nature. Judges are especially interested in images that showcase the wide range of habitats across our planet, including all types of forests, grasslands, lakes and rivers, deserts and arid lands, rainforests, marine habitats and coral reefs. No pets or domestic animals, captive animals photographed in zoos and commercial game farms.


  • The grand-prize winner’s image will be printed in the 2014 Nature Conservancy calendar
  • The judging panel will select approximately 50 photos to be the contest’s Finalists and Honorable Mentions

Online submission of digital photographs via Flickr or by email. Standard photo processing is allowed, as well as HDR.

Judging criteria:

  • originality
  • technical excellence
  • composition
  • overall impact
  • artistic merit

Finalists will be announced on or before November 19, 2012. Public voting for the grand-prize winner will be held for at least a two-week period to begin after the finalists are announced and to end no later than December 16, 2012. Grand Prize Winner and Runners Up will be announced in early January 2013.


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