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Nature Photographer of the Year 2022 entries are closed

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On the 20th of December 2022 we start NPOTY 2022.

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Timeline NPOTY 2022



Week 52, 2021


Opening NPOTY 2022
You can submit your best photos for NPOTY 2022.


Week 28, July 17th, 2022
23:59 / 11:59 PM CEST Amsterdam.


Closing date for entries NPOTY 2022


Week 28/29, July 2022 


Pre-selection NPOTY 2022*

We remove all files that do not comply with our rules and the pre-selection will be made. 

Week 33/34/35, August/September 2022 First Selection NPOTY 2022*
Judges take a closer look at all submissions. Every jury member will select 20 images per category which will continue to the next round (the final round).
Week 35/36/37, September 2022  Asking original files
Request for the original (RAW) files. You have two weeks to send the photo(s).
Week 37/38, September 2022  Checking the original (RAW) files
Week 39/40/41, September/October 2022 Final Round NPOTY 2022*
The most difficult stage for the jury: a few days of intense deliberation. The jury will choose the top 10 of photos per category, including per category the Category winners, Runner-ups, Highly Commendeds (3x), and of course the Overall winner NPOTY 2022.
Week 44,October/November Notification and information Winners NPOTY 2022
You will be notified in case you are a finalist and your photo ended in the top 10. If you win a prize, that’s still going to be a surprise. You could win nothing, but you can also be the Category winner, Runner-up, Highly Commended (3x), and of course the Overall winner of NPOTY 2022. We will invite you to come to the Nature Talks Photo Festival. Also we request image descriptions and other information.
Week 50, December 2022  Publication Results NPOTY 2022
We will publish the results of all the prize winners on our website on December 13th at 21:00 hrs / 09:00 pm (CET). Except for the Overall Winner, which we will announce during the live Photo Festival in the beginning of 2023.
Week 51, December 2022 Opening NPOTY 2023
You can submit your best photos for NPOTY 2023.
Quarter 1, 2023 Nature Talks Photo Festival
Festive Award Ceremony during the Nature Talks Photo Festival in the Netherlands and announcement of the Overall Winner 2022.
Quarter 1, 2023 Vote NPOTY People choice
Festival visitors can vote for the People Choice Award during and after the Nature Talks Photo Festival.
Quarter 1, 2023 Announcement of the NPOTY People Choice  
Announcing winners of the People’s Choice.


*After the pre-selection, first selection and final round we will update your personal dashboard.

William Burrard-Lucas Black leopard NPOTY 2021

About Nature Photographer of the Year


Nature Photographer of the Year is a Nature Photography contest that celebrates the artistry of nature photography. We have some fantastic prizes for you to win including our top prize of €3.000,- cash for the overall winner, plus other great cash prizes and cool photo equipment. When you enter our nature photo competition you will also help various nature conservations projects throughout the world. During our yearly Nature Talks Photo Festival on the 12/13th of November 2022 in the Netherlands we will annouce all the winners. The winners will also be presented in a photo exhibition at the festival before it will be traveling through the Netherlands, Belgium and France.


See the winners of 2021 here.

NPOTY congratulates all the winners of the 2020 edition. We received  19,547 fantastic pictures from 95 countries. WoW!


Award Ceremony 2022
The award ceremony wil be on Saturday November 12th, 2022. We will show all the finalists, runners-up, category winners and of course the overall winner, the Nature Photographer of the Year 2022! More information will follow soon.

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