Radomir Jakubowski (DE) Runner-up category Plants and Fungi NPOTY 2016

Mike Korostelev (RUS) overall winner NPOTY 2017

Britta Jascinski (UK/DE) runner-up man and nature NPOTY 2017

Bastien Riu (FR) Winner category Nature Art NPOTY 2016

Remio Savisaar (EST) Winner category Landscape NPOTY 2017

Shane Gross (CAN) Runner-up category Underwater NPOTY 2017

Corné Koopmans (NL) Highly Commended category Young 10-17 years NPOTY 2016


About Nature Photographer of the Year

This is already the fourth year of the Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY) contest, a worldwide nature photo competition. Besides the prestigous title “Nature Photographer of the Year 2019” there are some fantastic prizes to win, including our top prize of € 3000 cash for the overall winner, and other great cash prizes and cool photoequipment. 

In 2018 people from all over the world, over 55 countries, competed to become the winner of this contest. Our judges reviewed almost 10.000 images which was a tough but great job. They saw the most amazing images, some sad and cruel, some full of wonder. It was clear that naturephotography is alive and kicking in all its forms.

Nature Photographer of The Year

The award ceremony where we present all the winning images of the Nature Photographer of the Year contest will take place during the Nature Talks Photo Festival in the Netherlands. This nature photography festival is a yearly two day event where visitors attend to enjoy presentations from more than 50 top nature photographers. This year on the 9th and 10th of November we expect about 4000 visitors. During Nature Talks there’s also a 2000 m2 exhibition floor with all the top brands, you can attend different photo workshops, masterclasses, see nature movies, the photo exhibition of the winners and much more.

The Nature Photographer of the Year competition is open to residents of every country and to almost all ages starting from 10 years old. There are 10 different categories to enter, a portfolio award and a young NPOTY award.

Entry fees competition

Standard:                         25 euro   (max 20 images)

Portfolio:                          15 euro   (8-12 images)

Young 10-17 years:         free of charge

Standard + Portfolio:      40 euro

For terms read here and for the rules read here

If you enter our contest you automatically support the Nature Talks foundation (Stichting Nature Talks). This non profit organisation contributes to various conservation projects in the Netherlands and Belgium. By doing this we give something back to the nature we love so much. So besides the chance to win great prizes, you also give nature a hand. Read here which project(s) will we be supporting this year.

So, enough said, rush to your image bank, select your finest photos and enter our competition. We are very much looking forward to seeing your images and hearing your stories. We wish you all the best!

Kind regards,

Team Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY)



Enterance fee of €25.
Upload max 20 Images in categories C1 to C10

Entrance fee of €15. Upload max 12 photos in category C12, for the Fred Hazelhoff Portfolio Award


Entrance fee of €40. 
Upload max 20 Images in categories C1 to C10 and upload max 12 images to category C12

No entrance fee. 
Images can be uploaded to category C11. Young photographers between 10-17 years can enter this part of the contest

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