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Terms NPOTY 2022



By entering the ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ contest, each photographer confirms that the photographs entered under his/her name are his/her original work,  that he/she is the sole owner of the copyright and that there are no third party claims.


It is his/her responsibility to obtain releases and consents in written form for publishing, exhibiting and using his/her image if any persons appear in the photograph or if objects in the photograph are subject to the rights of third parties.

The photographer is responsible for obtaining official permits when applicable.


The photographer may be held liable for any damage that the Nature Photographer of the Year Contest may experience due to the lack of necessary release forms or missing permits.




Photographs awarded with a prize or the status of finalist may be used in the context of the ‘Nature Photographer of the Year’ competition and its related public relations and promotion.


In addition, the ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ contest is entitled to exhibit the photographs in any country, for 5 years, to reproduce and distribute it in the form of print and to use it to advertise the exhibitions and publications, provided that the context of the ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ competition is clearly indicated.


The ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ is entitled to transfer the above usage rights to third parties for the purpose of providing a printing, web, or similar service to ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’, and to publications if the pictures are used to illustrate editorial content covering the ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ Competition.


For the above stated usage rights the photographer cannot claim compensation or fee of any kind.


In case of inquiries concerning the purchase of usage rights of the awarded photographs, the Nature Photographer of the Year Contest will forward the contact details of the interested party to the photographer.

The required prints for the exhibition will be made on the Nature Photographer of the Year Contest’ own expenses or that of third parties eligible for using the photographs in the above conditions.





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The personal data you provide us will be used in order to maintain the relationship with the user in all aspects related to the development of this contest in a way to participate, answer your questions or concerns.


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Participation in this competition implies acceptance of each and every one of these rules and the final decision of the jury. The Organization may resolve any case not provided therein.



Please note our contact and legal data as follows:


Nature Photographer Of The Year – 2022 Edition


Nature Talks B.V.

Boegbeeld 18 

1671 TN Medemblik

The Netherlands

Number Chamber of Commerce – 66589711

VAT number – NL856621584B01

Mail address – [email protected]

Telephone number – 0031 345 256009

To address any inquiry to the Competition Manager of the ‘Nature Photographer Of The Year’ 2022 Edition, please refer to:

[email protected]


On Nature Talks Photo Festival on the 12th of November 2022 in the Netherlands we will annouce all the winners. The winners will also participate in  a Photo Exhibition on the festival before it will be traveling through the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

So enter the contest now and, send us your awesome photos, do a bit for nature and we will show your amazing images to the world.

Timeline NPOTY 2022


Week 52, 2021


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


Week 27, July 10th, 2022
23:59 / 11:59 PM CEST Amsterdam.


Closing date for entries NPOTY 2022


Week 28, 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 29/30, July 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 31/32, August 2022  Asking original files
Request for the original (RAW) files. You have two weeks to send the photo(s).
Week 33/34, August 2022  Checking the original (RAW) files
Week 35/36, September 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 37/38/39, September 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 45, Saturday 12th of November 2022 Award Show NPOTY 2022
Festive Award Ceremony during the Nature Talks Photo Festival in the Netherlands.
Week 45, November 2022 Vote NPOTY People choice
Festival visitors can vote for the People Choice Award during and after the Nature Talks Photo Festival.
Week 47, December 2022 Announcement of the NPOTY People Choice  
Announcing winners of the People’s Choice.
Week 48, December 2022 Opening NPOTY 2023
You can submit your best photos for NPOTY 2023.


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

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