The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year is an annual competition that awards young photographers for exceptional shots of the ANZANG bioregion (i.e. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, and the New Guinea region).
All photographs must be of natural fauna, flora or natural land formations and must have been taken in the ANZANG bioregion. Entries in all sections are invited from photographers who use either digital or film cameras. Judges will consider the photographic technique plus the aesthetic, artistic and unique quality of all images when making their selections.
Black and white and monochrome images may only be entered in the Monochrome or Junior categories. The junior category is outlined below:
Junior - the entrant must be under 18 years of age at the date of close of entries. Entries must fit the criteria of any of the other nine categories. Photographers under 18 years are only eligible to enter the Junior category and are not eligible for the Overall Prize.
Up to four images may be entered in each of the sections. The judges will choose a winner and runner-up for each category. Entries not placed but of a particularly high standard will form the basis of the subsequent exhibition and catalogue.
For more information visit the official website here.
Winner and runner up
For the 2019 Competition, the cost of entry is A$38.00 (includes GST) for the first image and A$22.00 (includes GST) for each subsequent image, or for Junior Photography, A$10.00 (includes GST) for the first image and A$5.00 (includes GST) for each subsequent image.
Competitive skills in photography required.
One off event, only a singular submission required
Submit piece through website