BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition 2018

Now in its fifth year, BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth, and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery.

Chaired by award-winning conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas, this competition welcomes high-quality nature, wildlife and conservation images and is open to all photographers around the world.

There are seven categories:

• Terrestrial Wildlife
• Winged Life
• Landscapes, Waterscapes & Flora
• Aquatic Life
• Art of Nature
• Human/Nature
• 2018 Series: Time Capsule

The objective is to remain faithful to the original experience and to never deceive the viewer or misrepresent the reality of the natural world. Localised adjustments should be used appropriately.

There are no limits to the number of times you may enter the competition. Entrants are limited to up to 10 single image submissions per registered email address and may register an unlimited number of email addresses.

Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to submitted photographs.

Entry fees: 25 USD for up to 10 single image submissions in any category, 15 USD for one Photo Series submission (3-5 images).


Open to all photography enthusiasts and professionals alike worldwide.


The Grand prize winner will receive 5,000 USD for the best overall image and will be featured in the annual exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences.

The first place winners of the seven official categories will each receive 1,000 USD and also have their winning images featured in the annual exhibit. Up to 6 additional finalists will be awarded a certificate of recognition for each category, with the exception of the Photo Essay category. The Photo Series category will have one First Place awarded.

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