Adult competition

Categories

Adult competition

1. Mammals
2. Birds
3. Amphibians and Reptiles
4. Invertebrates
5. Plants and Fungi
6. Underwater Species
7. Earth’s Environments
8. Black and White
9. Natural Design
10. NEW special award: TIMElapse
11. World in Our Hands
12. Special award: Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year
13. Special award: Rising Star Portfolio Award (aged 18 to 25)
14. NEW special award: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio Award (aged 26 and over)

Category details

Earth's diversity

1. Mammals
2. Birds
3. Amphibians and Reptiles
4. Invertebrates
5. Plants and Fungi
6. Underwater Species

Share your outstanding images of any species, from the familiar to the less well known, the widespread to the endangered, the charismatic to the overlooked, and the urban to the wild. Submitted images may use any narrative style (portrait, action, behaviour) and creative technique.

Earth’s environments

7. Earth’s Environments

Celebrate the power of the natural forces that sculpt the planet and the natural phenomena that grace it. Submitted images should depict dramatic physical spaces, atmospheric vistas, imposing weather fronts, fresh interpretations of the environment on land, underwater or in the skies.

Creativity and technique

8. Black and White
9. Natural Design

Capture conceptual or experimental representations of nature's shapes, colours and patterns, either abstract or figurative.

10. NEW special award: TIMElapse - submit up to three sequences

Breathe life into your still images by creating a moving sequence lasting between 45 and 90 seconds that tells a story, captures a dramatic moment, or simply illustrates something that matters to you.

Tip: To enter this category, please upload a single image from your moving image sequence together with your caption information. Please submit your full sequence to us via WeTransfer.

Documentary

11. World in Our Hands
12. Special award: Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year - enter up to two stories of six to 10 images

Explore the complex relationships between humans and the natural world through these categories asking for images that depict positive or negative stories. Newsworthy or graphic, symbolic or creative, your submissions will remind us how our attitudes, decisions and actions impact the natural world.

Portfolio awards

13. Special award: Rising Star Portfolio Award (aged 18 to 25) - enter one portfolio of between six and 10 images
14. NEW special award: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio Award (aged 26 and over) - enter one portfolio of between six and 10 images

Gather the strongest individual images that best reflect and showcase your creativity and skill.