- Copyright: Copyright of images remains with the photographer. For winning images, copyright holders grant WNPA unlimited non-exclusive use of high-resolution images for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contest and all promotional activities without any remuneration.
- Entry fee: From £27
- Entry deadline: 30th June 2023
- Who can enter: Open to all photographers, worldwide.
- Each category awards three photographers at either gold, silver or bronze level.
- The highest scoring photographer across all categories receives the grand prize of $1000 and title of World Nature Photographer of the Year.
- Animals in their habitat
- Animal portraits
- Behaviour – Amphibians and reptiles
- Behaviour – Birds
- Behaviour – Invertebrates
- Behaviour – Mammals
- Plants and fungi
- Urban wildlife
- Planet Earth’s landscapes and environments
- Black and white
- Nature art
- Nature photojournalism
- People and nature
Winners will be announced in February 2023.
Image requirements: JPEGs, saved at a high-quality setting of at least 8 in Photoshop, Adobe RGB (1998), and at least 1000 pixels along the longest dimension (72dpi). Images should not contain watermarks, signatures or copyright symbols and should not have borders.
Online submission of digital images via the website.
PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR YOU:
If your subject is not in the center of the picture, you need to lock the focus to create a sharp picture. Most auto-focus cameras focus on whatever is in the center of the picture. But to improve pictures, you will often want to move the subject away from the center of the picture. If you don’t want a blurred picture, you’ll need to first lock the focus with the subject in the middle and then recompose the picture so the subject is away from the middle.
Usually you can lock the focus in three steps. First, center the subject and press and hold the shutter button halfway down. Second, reposition your camera (while still holding the shutter button) so the subject is away from the center. And third, finish by pressing the shutter button all the way down to take the picture.
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