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European Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2024

    European Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2024 | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Photography
     Deadline:  March 1, 2024 - expired! February 2, 2024
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    The European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2024 competition, presented by the German Society for Nature Photography (GDT), is an esteemed platform that celebrates the intersection of art, nature, and conservation through the lens of Europe’s most skilled photographers. This annual competition invites both amateur and professional photographers from across Europe to submit their most compelling wildlife images, offering a unique opportunity to highlight the diverse and vibrant natural world that exists both within and beyond European borders. It serves as a testament to the beauty of our planet, aiming to foster a deeper appreciation and understanding among the public for the necessity of wildlife and habitat conservation.

    In its 24th edition, the competition emphasizes the exceptional quality and distinct style of European wildlife photography, striving to showcase exemplary photographs that capture the essence of wildlife, landscapes, and the intricate relationships within ecosystems. Entrants are encouraged to submit images that not only demonstrate technical skill and creativity but also tell powerful stories about nature’s beauty, challenges, and the urgent need for its protection. With categories ranging from birds, mammals, and other animals to landscapes and underwater worlds, the competition covers a broad spectrum of natural subjects, ensuring a rich and diverse showcase of Europe’s wildlife.

    Moreover, the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is a key event for raising awareness about environmental and conservation issues. Through the powerful medium of photography, it highlights the critical importance of preserving our natural world for future generations. The visibility provided by the competition, amplified by exhibitions, social media, and an extensive press campaign, extends the reach of these impactful images, making it an important date in the calendar for photographers keen on making a difference through their art. The competition not only celebrates the beauty and diversity of nature but also serves as a call to action, encouraging both participants and viewers to engage with conservation efforts and appreciate the delicate balance of our natural environment.

    The entry fee is €35, but entry is free for the Youth category.


    Open to photographers living in Europe.


    The prizes for the competition include €3,000 for the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, €2,000 for the Fritz Pölking Prize, €1,500 and a merchandise voucher worth €500 for the Fritz Pölking Junior Prize, and €1,000 for the Rewilding Europe Award. Category winners (1-8) will receive €800 for first place and €500 for second place. In the Youth category, the first place winner will receive €200, and the second place winner will get €100. All winning participants will be invited to the award ceremony, receive free tickets to the GDT International Nature Photography Festival 2024 in Lünen, a certificate, and the exhibition catalogue.

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