The contest “Magical Nature” is hosted by Association of Slovenian Nature Photographers (ZNFS). The contest is open to amateur as well as professional photographers from around the world. Members of the jury, members of the competition management group and their nearest relatives are not eligible for participation. Every participant can submit up to 24 digital photographs, but no more than 4 in each category. The same image can not be submitted to more than one category. Categories: 1. Mammals 2. Birds 3. Other animals (except mammals or birds) 4. Plants (including lichens, mushrooms, etc.) 5. Natural Landscapes 6. Man and nature (examples of positive or negative influence of man on nature)
Participation First you upload pictures in jpg format with 1920 pixels on horisontal side (horizontal pictures) or 1080 pixels on vertical side (vertical pictures). A single file must not exceed 2 Mb and it must contain original metadata added by camera. Original files (RAW or original JPG) will be requested for entries reaching the final stage. Instructions will be send with the request. Pictures which original files will not arrived until original files dead-line will be eliminated from the contest.
Prizes: The jury will select one winner in each category who will receive a prize money of 300€ and 9 runners-up, who will receive Highly Commended award. The winning photographers from each category will have to send a short description of circumstances in which she/he took the picture, to be included in book. Among winning images jury will select one overall winning image and one winning image made by a Slovenian author, which will receive a title “Nature Photography of the Year” and/or “Slovenian Nature Photography of the Year”. Author of Nature Photography of the Year will receive a prize money of 500€.
Eligibility: The contest “Magical Nature” is hosted by Association of Slovenian Nature Photographers (ZNFS). The contest is open to amateur as well as professional photographers from around the world.
Copyrights & Usage Rights: Participant must be the sole owner of the copyright of all photographs without third-party claims. Each participant agrees that organizer of the contest (ZNFS) can use her/his photographs for a promotion of the contest, for publication in book, for public presentation of the contest on internet, in printed publications in festivals and exhibitions without prior authorization and without claiming compensation of any kind. Personal data entered by the participant in the online form will be collected and processed electronically. These data are used to contact the winners of the jury vote, to indentify the authors of the corresponding pictures, for all communications related to and for the International Nature Photography Contest Magical Nature.