EO Global Wildlife & Natural World Photography Competition 2023 Is Now Open!
Our Nature and Wildlife Photo Competition 2023 is now open for submissions, where you will have opportunity showcase your work to the world, and win one of four prizes worth USD$2,000. The winners will be announced on our website and be notified via email by June 23, 2023, so stay tuned!
As the saying goes: “a picture is worth a thousand words.” We at 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.
Our Global Wildlife & Natural World Photography Competition 2022 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.
Sujan Sarka from India was awarded both Overall Best Environment Photo and best in the Wildlife in Peril category; Md. Mudassir Hossain from Bangladesh took the top prize in Human Impacts on the Environment; while Lorenzo Mittiga from Italy won best in the inaugural Climate Action category. Chin’s stunning works were also converted into impact NFTs in a collaboration with Earth.Org, in which proceeds help us continue to deliver our free data-journalism, as well support our ecosystem of changemakers.
You can check out the full list winners of the 2022 Competition here!
We invite 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.
- 2022’s winning image by Sujan Sarkar:
Check out the Earth.Org’s interview with Sujan: Raising Environmental Awareness Through Photography: A Conversation with Sujan Sarka
HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT
- Illustrate the impacts of human activity on nature and the environment. Think pollution, wastes, oil drilling etc.
- 2022’s winning image by Md. Mudassir Hossain:
Check out the Earth.Org’s interview with Mudassir: Documenting Climate Change in Bangladesh: A Conversation with Freelance Photographer Mudassir Hossain
- Photographs that capture environmental protests (youth or widespread), climate solutions in practice, or actions of change (renewable energy, sustainable activities, beach clean-ups etc).
- 2022’s winning image by Lorenzo Mittiga:
Check out the Earth.Org’s interview with Lorenzo: The Importance of Protecting Coral Reefs: A Conversation with Conservation Photographer Lorenzo Mittiga
OVERALL WINNER (6 of the best photos to be chosen from the three categories above)
What We’re Looking For
- 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
ENTER YOUR PHOTOS NOW!
How To Enter:
To enter The EO Global Wildlife & Natural World Photography Competition 2023, entrants must submit their best 3 photographs for each category (e.g max 6 altogether) by completing the online Entrance Form below by April 28th, 2023. Please use the following format for submitting your photos: “Category_Name“. If you don’t submit your photos using the format, they will not be considered.
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.
The best submissions will also be published on the Earth.Org Instagram, with the photographer’s own Instagram tagged.
We look forward to receiving your Competition Entry submission. Good Luck!
- The Winner of the Earth.Org “Overall Best Environmental Photo” 2022 will be awarded with USD$1,000.
- The Winners of the three sub-categories Earth.Org “Wildlife in Peril” 2023, Earth.Org “Human Impacts on the Environment” 2023, and “Climate Action” 2023 will be awarded with USD$250 each.
- All entries must be received by April 28th, 2023.
- All Winners will be invited to take over the Earth.Org Instagram 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.
- Winners will be announced on our website and notified via email by June 23rd, 2023.
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 and more. The photo will also be used as a cover image for an Earth.Org article.
World Renowned Judges in 2023
- Aaron Gekoski – an environmental photojournalist and film-maker, specialising in human-animal conflict. His photographs regularly feature in the international press and have won numerous awards, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature Photographer of the Year and more.
- Chin Leong Teo – a Singaporean photographer, and one of the winners of Earth.Org’s Global Wildlife & Natural World Photography Competition 2021. His works have been published widely by notable media outlets such as National Geographic, The Daily Telegraph, and The Guardian.
- Amish Chhagan – a Zambia-raised, award winning wildlife and conservation photographer based out of Barcelona, and the latest addition to our EO Photographer network.
- Sujan Sarkar – a self taught freelance photographer residing in India and winner of the Earth.Org Photo Competition 2022. He has won numerous awards, including National Geographic Moments Award in 2013 and 2015, UNESCO Photography Award in 2016, and more.
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 next 20 best photos selected from all participants will be invited to join our network of EO Photographers and invited to curate Earth.Org’s Instagram page. Their work will be published, credited and tagged across all of our social media platforms that reaches a passionate audience and raises the entrants’ profile as wildlife or environmental photographers globally.