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BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition 2024

    BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition 2024 | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Photography
     Deadline:  March 8, 2024 - expired! December 11, 2023
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    The BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition, hosted by the California Academy of Sciences, is an esteemed annual event that has entered its 11th year. This globally recognized contest draws attention to the breathtaking diversity and beauty of life on Earth. It aims to inspire photographers from around the world to capture and share images that not only celebrate nature’s splendor but also emphasize the urgent need for its conservation and protection. The competition serves as a platform for both amateur and professional photographers, showcasing their talent in capturing nature’s magnificence through their lenses.

    Structured into various categories, including Art of Nature, Aquatic Life, Winged Life, Landscapes, Terrestrial Wildlife, Human/Nature, and a special Photo Story with the theme ’Unusual Perspectives’, the competition caters to a wide array of photographic interests and styles. Each category is carefully designed to highlight different aspects of the natural world. From the intricate details of flora and fauna to the grandeur of landscapes and seascapes, the competition encourages a diverse range of photographic expressions. The BigPicture competition not only focuses on the aesthetics of nature photography but also on its potential to communicate important conservation messages, making it a significant event in the world of environmental and wildlife photography.

    Emphasizing the power of imagery in promoting environmental awareness, the BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition is a beacon for photographers passionate about nature, wildlife, and conservation. The event garners considerable attention on various digital platforms, drawing entries from across the globe. It offers photographers an unparalleled opportunity to have their work exhibited at the prestigious California Academy of Sciences, thereby gaining significant exposure in the photographic and conservation communities. This competition is an excellent opportunity for photographers to contribute to a vital cause while gaining recognition for their artistic and storytelling abilities in the field of nature photography.

    Entry fee is $25 for up to 10 single images, $15 for each 6–8 image Photo Story submission.


    Open to all photographers worldwide, except for employees and associates of the California Academy of Sciences and their immediate families.


    The competition offers a Grand Prize of $5,000 for the best overall image and $1,000 for the first place in each of the seven categories. Winners will have their work featured in the annual exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences. The competition also acknowledges up to six additional finalists in each category, with the exception of the Photo Story category, granting them certificates of recognition.

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