As the saying goes: “A picture is worth a thousand words”. The Earth.Org strongly believes that photography and imagery has the power to inspire, educate and galvanise action into protecting and preserving our home and planet.
Previously organised “Climate Crisis Photography Competition 2023” from last year saw more than 500 talented photographers from over 60 countries submit their work, all of whom share a passion for the environment, uncovering our planet’s natural beauty while highlighting our changing planet and the impacts of human activities. The Earth.Org is hoping to get a greater response for this year’s “Nature and Wildlife Photo Competition 2024”
Earth.Org invites explorers, adventure travellers, professional photographers and photographers working on the front line of wildlife conservation across the world to submit their photographs for the following categories:
- Wildlife in Peril: Document or highlight the biodiversity and wildlife struggles caused by climate change and human activities. For example: animals suffering, trapped or endangered.
- Climate Action: Photographs that capture environmental protests (youth or widespread), climate solutions in practice, or actions of change (renewable energy, sustainable activities, beach clean-ups, etc).
- Overall Winner: 6 of the best photos to be chosen from the two categories above.
- Do submit: high-quality photographs of nature and wildlife that inspire action
- Don’t submit: photographs of pets, images that are blurry or staged, beautiful landscape works that do not showcase the theme of the categories.
- AI-generated photographs or photographs that have been heavily edited are not allowed.
- Emilio Mancuso: Winner of the 2023 Earth.Org Photography Competition and the latest addition to the EO Photographers community, Mancuso is a marine biologist and underwater photographer from Italy.
- Rayhan Ahmed: Ahmed is a professional freelancer photographer from Bangladesh, winner of the 2023 Earth.Org Photography Competition in the category ‘Human Impacts on the Environment’
- Amy Jones: Award-winning photographer and winner of the 2023 Earth.Org Photography Competition in the categories ‘Best Environmental Photo’ and ‘Wildlife in Peril’
Judges will value the unusual, the dramatic – viewpoints not seen before; so originality will play a vital part in the way judges will view your submission. There will be one Winner in each Category, and an overall winner
- The Winner of the Earth.Org “Nature and Wildlife Photo Competition 2024” 2023 will be awarded with US$500.
- The Winners of the two sub-categories “Wildlife in Peril” 2024 and “Climate Action” 2024 will be awarded with US$250 each.
- All Winners will be invited to take over the Earth.Org Instagram page for a week each.
- All Winners will be interviewed for articles on Earth.Org and given the chance to showcase their work on our website or in our articles.
- All winners will have their photos featured on all of Earth.Org’s website, social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram & Twitter as well as newsletters, which all reach a passionate audience and raises the entrants’ profile as wildlife or environmental photographers globally.
- The 20 best photos selected from all participants will also be invited to join our network of “EO Photographers”
- Explorers, adventure travellers, professional photographers and photographers working on the front line of wildlife conservation.
- The entrant’s own work, and they must own the copyright to any photographs entered.
- Entrants must submit their best 3 photographs for each category (max 6 altogether) by completing the online Entrance Form below by April 26th, 2024.
- Upload up to 9 photographs, JPGs or PNGs only, maximum 25mb per file. Each image file – MUST include the name of the category which it is being entered into in the file name. Eg best_overall_image_1, or wildllife_in_peril_image_1 etc.
Note: By submitting your photographs you are giving permission for EO to share them on EO social media channels, and use them to promote and inform readers about the competition. If we use a photograph the participant will be tagged, and credited appropriately.
Application Deadline: April 26, 2024 (209 Days Remaining)Apply nowOfficial link