Enter - Natural Landscape Photography Awards

Enter the competition

Year 4 of the Natural Landscape Photography Awards has officially begun!

Register and Enter

Click the button below to be taken through to our registration and submissions process. Please be sure to familiarise yourself with all our rules and submission criteria!

Or if you already created an account


In the sections below you can find summarised information to help with your entries. 


Main Competition

  • $16 for 1 images
  • $44 for 6 images
  • $66 for 12 images
  • $110 for 18 images

Project Category

  • $33 entry for 6-10 images
  • $66 for two project entries, each 6-10 images


15 April – Competition opens for entries.

31 May – Entries close at 11:59 PM UTC+12

25 June – Pre-judging complete

1 July Judges receive images

1 Aug Judges finish scoring

1-10 Sept – Final judging

15 Sept – Winners announced!


All entries should follow our Golden Rule:

“The integrity of the subject must be maintained”

There are a number of processes that we do not permit:
1. Introducing new elements or “compositing”
2. Removing significant elements from the original scene.
3. Distorting existing elements.
4. Combining images taken at different focal lengths
5. Combining images taken at significantly different times.
6. Combining the best parts of an image sequence to create a ‘perfect moment’.

You can read more about these rules and their interpretation, as well as the many editing processes we DO allow on our Rules page


We encourage all entrants to follow Nature First Principles

  • Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.
  • Educate yourself about the places you photograph.
  • Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.
  • Use discretion if sharing locations.
  • Know and follow rules and regulations.
  • Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.
  • Actively promote and educate others about these principles.

File Requirements

  • Entries may be shot on digital or film.
  • Film images must be submitted digitally.
  • AdobeRGB or sRGB colorspace.
  • Approx. 4000px recommended on the long edge (How? See here for PS and here for Lightroom). 3000px minimum. Upscaling is allowed but image quality is a consideration.
  • JPEG files only, max file size 8MB.
  • No borders or watermarks.
  • You do not need to rename your files as we randomly assign a filename upon upload.
  • RAW files must be available for verification in later stages of the competition.
  • In the rare case that your RAW files are unavailable or you did not capture the image in RAW format, and your images reach the final stages, then we will ask for additional images from the shoot as an additional form of proof.
  • Photographers submitting film images will be contacted about verification.
  • Higher resolution files must be available for print.
  • Project Submissions have the same requirements as above.