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Nature / Landscape / Wildlife Photography competition websites | National & International


Are you a passionate nature or wildlife or landscape photographer? Are you looking to bring your passion to the next level? Then you must submit your images to some top class international photography competitions. When you are entering in a photography competition, you can prove yourself to the world. Even if you are not getting an award, you can understand your faults, drawbacks, and you can start working on those areas. Another advantage of entering a photography competition is the potential to win awards and prizes. Even if you don’t win first place, you may still be able to receive recognition and monetary awards. This recognition can be especially beneficial if you are a professional photographer looking to gain more exposure and build your portfolio.


If you are a photographer looking for a new way to challenge yourself and showcase your talents, entering a photography competition may be the perfect way to do so. Not only will you gain valuable recognition and awards, but you will also have the chance to learn from and network with other photographers. Photography competitions come in all shapes and sizes, from local or regional to national or even international levels. Whether you are a beginner, an experienced photographer, or a professional, entering a contest can give you the opportunity to learn new techniques, gain a better understanding of the craft, and develop your skills. You may even find yourself in front of a panel of judges who will give you valuable feedback and constructive criticism.


Here are list of the photography competition websites, base on your genre, check it out and participate.


List of The Best Wildlife Photography Competitions | Landscaped Photography Competition Websites


1. Natural History Museum - Wildlife Photographer of The Year

Competition website: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy/

Starting Year: 1984


Wildlife Photographer of the Year was founded in 1965 by BBC Wildlife Magazine, then called Animals. The Natural History Museum joined forces in 1984 to create the competition as it is known today. The competition is now run and owned by the Natural History Museum.


Since 1965, the competition has been held annually to celebrate the world's best wildlife photographers. With over 50,000 entries, the competition showcases the beauty and diversity of the natural world, giving photographers a chance to show off their work to an international audience. The competition is judged by a panel of world-renowned photographers, conservationists, and scientists. Each year, the judging panel selects the best images and stories in the world of wildlife photography. The winners are awarded a prize, as well as international recognition and prestige.


2. Bird Photographer of The Year

Competition website: https://www.birdpoty.com/

Starting Year: 2016


The Bird Photographer of the Year competition is the largest international photographic competition dedicated to bird photography.


3. Sony World Photography Awards

Starting Year: 2012


4. Sanctuary Nature Foundation Photography Awards

Competition website: https://sanctuarynaturefoundation.org/events/the-sanctuary-wildlife-photography-awards-2022

Starting Year:

The Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards were instituted to showcase the contributions of India's best wildlife photographers. Every year, they receive a vast pool of stunning photographs, which reinforces the urgent need to conserve India's wildlife.


5. Siena International Photo Awards

Competition website: https://sipacontest.com/

Starting Year: 2015

Sipa is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2022 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.

Categories: Journeys & Adventures • Fascinating faces and characters • The beauty of nature • Animals in their Environment • Sports in actions

Story-telling • Documentary & Photojournalism • Street Photography • Underwater life • Short documentary film


6. Nature TTL Photographer of the Year

Competition website: https://www.naturettl.com/poty/

Starting Year: 2020

The Nature TTL Photographer of the Year competition offers photographers the chance to win this prestigious title. This competition sees more than 8,000 entries from 117 countries submitting. The Overall Winner takes home a £1,500 cash prize.


7. British Wildlife Photography Awards

Competition website: https://www.bwpawards.org/

Starting Year: 2016

The premier competition that celebrates UK wildlife and wild spaces. Photographers from any country are welcome, but your images must be taken in the UK.


8. 35awards

Competition website: https://35awards.com/

Starting Year: 2015

More than 104.7K photographers from 174 countries of the world have already uploaded their photos to the main photography contest 8th 35AWARDS.


9. Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Starting Year: 2015

This is one of my favorite to see the winners of! The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has a unique take on wildlife photography competitions, and provides a platform for those humorous moments in nature.


10. Nature's Best Photography Asia

Starting Year: 2017

Enter Asia's most prestigious nature photo contest for a chance to win a grand prize of USD 1,000 and your photo published in Nature's Best Photography magazine.


11. Nature's Best Photography

Starting Year:

The Nature's Best concept began with simple yet dynamic goals, to celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature through the art of photographs.


12. Memorial Maria Luisa

Competition website: http://www.memorialmarialuisa.com

Starting Year: 1990

16,000 photographs by 1762 photographers from 88 countries entered this year's competition.


13. Underwater Photographer of the Year

Starting Year: 2015

The biggest and best competition for photographers who spend their time below the waves. Prizes awarded include various equipment and kit for underwater work, as well as some cash prizes.


14. National Geographic Photo Contest

Starting Year: 2006

The standard for photography has remained high over the subsequent decades and the magazine is still illustrated with some of the highest-quality photojournalism in the world. In 2006, National Geographic began an international photography competition, with over eighteen countries participating.


15. National Wildlife Photo Contest

Starting Year: 2006

It is an age-old wildlife photography contest. This competition is organized by National Wildlife Federation Magazine. They have been doing it for the past 5 decades. They have multiple sections like Mammals, Birds, Baby Animals, etc.


16. BigPicture Competition

Starting Year: 2014

The BigPicture competition is open to wildlife, nature, and conservation photographers. This contest is open to all nationals. They charge an entry fee for the image submission. You can check their website link given below to know more about the photo competition.


17. Landscape Photographer of the Year

Competition website: https://www.lpoty.co.uk/

Starting Year: 2012

The competition aims to inspire profound engagement with the British landscape through photography. With a prize fund worth over £20,000, a full-colour book of best entries and a touring exhibition, Landscape Photographer of the Year inspires us all to experience the wonderful diversity of the UK.


18. Natural Landscape Photography Awards

Starting Year: 2021

A range of categories to suit the huge variety of modern approaches to landscape photography from grand scenics, to intimate abstracts. There is a top prize of US $5000 and many other prizes for category winners and runners-up.


19. Fine Art Photography Award

Competition website: https://fineartphotoawards.com/

Starting Year: 2014

It has 20 categories (including landscape photography) and two general sections: professionals and amateurs. Awarded every year are the titles Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year and Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year.


Gold, silver, bronze, and white badges are given to the winners and nominees. Cash incentives are also given out to the grand winners: US$3000 for the professional category winner and US$2000 for the amateur category winner.


20. The International Photography Awards or IPA

Competition website: https://www.photoawards.com/

Starting Year: 2004

The International Photography Awards™ conducts an annual competition for professional, amateur, and student photographers globally, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.


21. Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA)

Competition website: www.hipa.ae

Starting Year: 2011

HIPA was established by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum as Dubai’s commitment to art, culture, and innovation. Through the contest, it is hoped that photographers from various parts of the world will be encouraged to embrace and share their artistry, as well as to help national and international arts and culture gain the support and attention it needs. US$120,000 is usually given out for the grand winner. Special awards are also handed out annually.


22. The ND Awards / The Neutral Density Photography Awards

Competition website: https://ndawards.net

Starting Year: 2011

The ND Awards is open to all photographers. There are two general categories: professional and non-professional. There are sub-categories, which include landscape photographer. Winners are chosen for each sub-category. A Photographer of the Year and a Discovery of the Year awards are also given. Major prizes are US$2500 and US$1300. Category winners will get US$500 (professional) and US$300 (non-professional) each.


23. Monochrome Awards International Black & White Photography Contest

Competition website: https://monoawards.com

Starting Year: 2011

Like the MonoVisions Photography Awards, the Monochrome Awards is for black and white photography. It is open to both amateur and professional photographers. These two general categories have sub-categories, including landscape photography.


24. World Nature Photography Awards

Starting Year: 2020

The mission of the World Nature Photography Awards is to celebrate the world’s best nature photographers whilst showcasing nature’s beauty to a wider audience.


...more websites will be published soon, stay tuned!!



Conclusion: Whether you are just starting out in photography or have been practicing for a while, entering a competition can provide you with the perfect platform to show off your skills and talents. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start taking pictures!

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