Welcome to the second Natural Landscape Photography Awards, a competition created to find the very best landscape photography of the natural world. This is a competition for digital and film photographers who value realism in their images and edit with this in mind. As a result we have a few more rules than other competitions but we hope the result will be a fantastic showcase of not only photographer’s talents, but also the true wonder of the landscape.
We have a range of categories to suit the huge variety of modern approaches to landscape photography from grand scenics, to intimate abstracts. There is a top prize of US $5000 and many other prizes for category winners and runners-up.
In our first year we had over 13,000 entries from around the world. This made our competition one of the biggest landscape photography competitions in the world in our very first year. The standard of winning images was exceptional and a fine-art book of the best images is now available. We can’t wait to get started with the 2022 competition. We will be opening for entries again on June 1, 2022! Stay up to date by joining our mailing list!
2022 Competition Launches in ...
“Some photographers take reality… and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.”
Meet the Judges:
Our diverse panel of judges for 2022 includes three returning judges (Sarah Marino, Alex Noriega, and Sandra Bartocha), and includes five new judges. Our goal for the judging panel is to represent all ranges of nature and landscape photography and as many geographic regions as possible.
Film and Digital
$17,500 prize money
Low entry fees
RAW file checks for finals
A message from the organizers
We were absolutely overwhelmed by the support of the photographic community in our first year. Clearly the competition struck a chord with many photographers looking to have their work assessed on its photographic merits, craft and creative vision when out in the field. We expected a degree of backlash from those photographers who produce heavily edited or composited images… instead many of them entered with beautiful realistic images. This is what the competition is ultimately trying to do – provide a meaningful alternative to competitions that are totally open minded to image editing, while still being as inclusive and supportive as possible.
Thanks to all of you who entered and we hope to see your images again this year!
Alex, Tim, Matt and Rajesh