The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has unveiled the launch of its annual Global Photo Contest, inviting photography enthusiasts from around the world to submit their striking images of nature. Commencing on August 30 and running through September 29, the competition aims to inspire action towards the protection and restoration of our planet’s natural wonders.
After a remarkable response of over 100,000 entries from 196 countries and territories last year, the 2023 edition of this prestigious event promises to be even more extraordinary. Breaking tradition, the competition now offers a diverse range of 12 award categories, doubling the previous number. This expansion grants photographers the creative freedom to articulate their submissions more precisely, paving the way for an increased likelihood of recognition and success.
In 2022, Chinese photographer Li Ping claimed the top prize with a mesmerizing drone’s-eye-view photograph capturing a solitary highway surrounded by gullies forming the outline of a tree.
This year’s categories encompass Oceans, People & Nature, Plants & Fungi, Freshwater, Lands, Mammals, Climate, Aerials, Insects & Arachnids, Underwater Life, Birds, and Reptiles & Amphibians. An esteemed panel of judges, featuring photographers Javier Aznar and Frans Lanting alongside photojournalist and filmmaker Morgan Heim, will assess the submissions. Their discerning choices will culminate in the selection of both first and second place winners for each category, along with honorable mentions across all 12 segments. The contest will distribute over $25,000 in prize money, including a coveted camera kit valued at $5,000 for the grand-prize recipient.
Enthusiasts of all skill levels are encouraged to participate, uniting their passion for photography with the imperative to preserve nature’s beauty. The winners of all categories will be unveiled in October 2023, further enriching the global conversation on the importance of conserving our natural world.
For more information, visit The Nature Conservancy’s official website.