The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions each year.
Photographers from around the world are invited to submit their nature and wildlife photographs from the bioregion of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the New Guinea. For the purposes of this competition the region of New Guinea is limited to the west by the Wallace Line (the bio-geographical line extending between Bali and Lombok northward through the Makassar Strait between Borneo and Sulawesi). To the east the New Guinea region includes the Bismarck and Solomon Archipelagos and islands of the South West Pacific, with its eastern boundary formed by the International Date Line. Antarctica includes the Sub-Antarctic Islands, which for the purposes of this competition are those south of the Antarctic Convergence or Antarctic Polar Front.
Every year the finalist entries are included in an exhibition developed by the South Australian Museum. The stunning beauty of our natural world is placed on display, with professional, emerging and junior photographers alike showing impeccable timing, patience, artistry and technique to capture superb moments in time.
Closing date – February 5, 2021
Prize pool – AU$24,400 plus holiday prize
Entry fee – AU$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
Eligibility – Photographers of any nationality and age, however the photographs must be taken in the ANZANG bioregion (Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, New Guinea)
Selection process – panel of three judges
Copyright policy – Copyright remains with the photographer
Usage Rights policy – Any winning or shortlisted Entry may be used by the Organiser (South Australian Museum) or Australian Geographic (and any person authorised to do so by either of them) solely for the purpose of marketing and promoting the Competition and the Exhibition or future Competitions and Exhibitions, including for the purpose of:
a) judging the Competition;
b) displaying the Entries on the Competition’s website, AG’s website and websites of partners;
c) displaying the Entries at the Exhibition;
d) displaying the Entries in a book, diary, calendar or magazine or similar published work (whether print or digital);
e) publishing the Entries on posters, banners or similar to promote the Competition or the Exhibition;
f) publishing the Entries on postcards to promote the Competition or Exhibition;
g) cropping and re-sizing the Entries as necessary to fit pre-defined formats to promote the Competition and Exhibition;
h) sub-licensing the Entries to the media for reproduction in connection with the Competition and the Exhibition;
i) including the Entries within any materials promoting the Competition or the Exhibition; and
j) including the Entries in any compilation publication published to celebrate any anniversary of the Competition,
without further remuneration or reference to the participant. Creative control over the use of the Entry in any feature, including features produced for the purposes set out above, will remain with the Organiser or AG at all times.
Each Entrant grants the Organiser and AG a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry throughout the world in all media for the uses described for 2 years following the date of announcement of the winners