Photo Competitions

WildArt Photographer of the Year

Free to enter and open to all photographers.

Closes: Last day of every month (January - October) 

Siena International Photo Award (SIPA) 

This is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2019 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.

Closes: 10 January 2021

World Press

Free to enter and open to all Professional photographers.

Closes: 12 January 2021 

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

All photos taken within Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the New Guinea region.  

Closes: 5 February 2021

Bird Photographer of the Year (UK)

Open to everyone. Celebrating bird photography from around the world.

Closes: 15 February 2021.

European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 

Open to all professional and non-professional photographers resident in Europe and for GDT members.

Closes: 1 March 2021

BigPicture Natural World Photography

Open to photographers from around the world.

Closes: 1 March 2021

Audubon Photography Awards 

Must be at least 13 years of age and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or Canada (excluding Quebec) to enter. 

Closes: 7 April 2021

Nature Photographer of the Year (Netherlands)

Open to everyone. 

Closes: 30 May 2021

Australian Bird Photographer of the Year

Open to everyone. Must be of a bird found in the Australasian region.

Closes: Mid 2020  (Special Theme: TBA)

The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest

Free entry to everyone.

Closes: TBA

Australian Photography Awards

Australian Photography Awards is on the hunt for Australia’s most original, honest and thought provoking photography. It is open to any persons residing within Australia or any person living outside of Australia with Australian citizenship

Closes: September 2021

Better Photography Photo of the Year

Open to everyone.

Closes: around November 2021

The Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Open to everyone.

Closes: May 2021 (TBA)

Nature's Best Photography - Windland Smith Rice Award

Open to everyone.

Closes: around November 2021 (TBA)

EAAPF Waterbirds Photo Contest

Open to everyone. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of the conservation of migratory waterbirds and sustainable management of their habitats in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF) 

Closes: TBA

Australian Photography's Photographer of the Year

This is 'the largest competition for amateur photographers in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Closes: November 2021

Asferico   Concorso (International Nature Photography Competition based in Italy)

I just found it. It's open to everyone and has a 'no-nesting birds' ethics clause which I love!

Closes: around late November 2021

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Open to everyone. 

Closes: Mid-December 2022 (TBA)

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