When entries go live this page will change, but until then here is all the information you need to know related to dates, fees and submission requirements.
Open For Entries Now!
The competition is now open for entries. Have a look through this page for more details about the entry system and click here when you’re ready.
Here are our Key Dates for the 2021 competition.
1 June – Competition opens for entries. Click here to enter.
1 Sept – Entries close at midnight UTC
14 Sept – RAW file submission for final judging stage.
1 Nov – Winners announced!
Entries are at the following rates. Prices given in GBP and Euros are estimates for the convenience of some of our core demographics. We will accept almost any international currency, having entries from around the world is very important to us!
Discounted rates will be available to those signing up to the mailing list prior to June 1st:
- $40 for 6 images
- $60 for 12 images
- $100 for 18 images
- $30 entry for 6-10 images
- £29 for 6 images
- £43 for 12 images
- £72 for 18 images
- £22 entry for 6-10 images
- €34 for 6 images
- €51 for 12 images
- €84 for 18 images
- €25 entry for 6-10 images
We can accept other international currencies through our payment system (Stripe).
* A project entry allows a submission of 6-10 images together as a set. This is a standalone portion of the competition and does not qualify for Photographer of the Year or any individual categories. You may submit image(s) from a project to the main competition as separate entries which incurs the normal fee for those entries.
- Entries may be shot on digital or film
- Film images must be submitted digitally
- AdobeRGB or sRGB colorspace.
- 3000px on the long edge (see here for PS and here for Lightroom).
- JPEG files only, max file size 8MB
- No borders or watermarks.
- Entries must be wholly the original work of the entrant and under their sole ownership.
- Entries must NOT have won or been commended in another past major international competition.
- There is no time limit on when an image was captured (it does not have to be captured in the last year).
- As we are aligned with the Nature First Principles, the entry or entries have been captured in accordance with local laws and National Park rules. This includes permits, licences and permissions (including drone laws).
- 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 Submission Requirements
Projects should be submitted together as a collection of between 6 and 10 images. There is a separate section of the submission form for this process.
- Each individual image that forms part of the project should follow the individual image submission requirements above.
- Photos should be submitted with filename numbering in the order you wish them to appear (if this matters).
- You should also submit an accompanying description with your images. This description is entirely up to you and can consist of just a few words or be up to 200 words long. It should be written for a non-photography literate viewer.