Nature Photographer of The Year 2019
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“Nature Photographer of the Year” contest 2019. For the fourth time in a row they’d like to welcome you to join the Nature Photographer of the Year competition, powered by Nature Talks Photo Festival in the Netherlands.

Organizers kindly invite professional and non-professional photographers, of all ages, from all over the world, to join their contest again this year. Organizers believe that could show the beauty of nature worldwide by sharing the most amazing images you all make.

If we learn to love nature, we’ll also protect her. We always have superb entries en they will be judged by famous nature photographers, photo-editors, editors in chief etc. We have 10 categories plus a (free) youth categorie and the “Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award”. Feel free to submit and we hope to see your images between the finalists. Share your passion!

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Start date

11 June 2019  -  1 September 2019


11 June 2019  -  1 September 2019





In each category the jury will determine a winner, a runner-up and max 5 highly commended. The winners of a category will receive €500 in prize money (in cash). The runner-ups will win prizes worth €250 (in products). The highly commended photographers receive the honour and an encouragement. The winner of the youth category will receive a prize worth €250 (in products). The runner-up in this category will receive a prize worth €125 (in products).
In addition, from the 10 category winners the jury will choose one overall winner who may call himself or herself Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 (NPOTY). Next to the category prize, the overall winner will receive a prize to the value of €2,500 (in cash). This will give the overall winner €3,000 in prize money (in cash)! 
All awarded images will be shown in the exhibition at the Nature Talks Photo Festival the 9th and 10th of November and in a travelling exhibition.
Besides all these prizes, there is the Fred Hazelhoff Award for the best portfolio. The winner receives a sum of €1,000 (in cash) as well as a bowl (award).
New this year is the category Landscapes of “De Lage Landen”. Landscape category special for people from Belgium en the Netherlands.
Total prize money will amount to €25,000, of which many large cash prizes, and many attractive photographic articles. We will give a continuous update on the prizes, so that there will be an upgrade for the winners next to the prizes already mentioned.
The award ceremony will take place during the Nature Talks Photo Festival 2019 on Saturday 9 November 2018 in the Reehorst in Ede, The Netherlands. 


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