Dutch International Natural Landscape Photography Competition
The Dutch Nature Talk International Photo Contest is part of the Natural Photography Festival of the Dutch Nature Talks. The competition aims to respect nature and set a new standard – to let nature speak, so it is called natural talks. 30 world-famous nature photographers attended the first nature talks festival in 2016 and gave a speech at the exchange meeting. The second nature talks photography festival will be held on November 12, 2017 in Ed City, the Netherlands. The two-day photography festival is an annual event around natural images.
The Dutch Nature Talk International Photo Contest has 11 categories, including 9 adult groups, a youth group and a group photo, which is named after the Dutch nature photographer Fred Hazelhof. . The entry fee is 25 euros and up to 20 works can be submitted. Chinese photographers Yang Ming and Yuan Minghui won the award for the first time.
French International Natural Landscape Photography Award
The French International Natural Image Awards, hosted by the French magazine Terre Sauvage, are also known as the Wild Land Prize and are supported by the IUCN and the Bayard Presse Group in Milan, Italy. The competition begins on July 1 of each year and is finalized in mid-September. It has been held for 6 sessions so far.
The competition is divided into 11 groups, including insects and spiders, birds, mammals, and underwater. The entry fee is 15 Euros and up to 5 works can be submitted. Every November, Terre Sauvage magazine publishes award-winning works and photographers, and the winning entries will be on display at the Flower Park in downtown Paris for 6 months. Chinese photographer Yuan Minghui won two nominations for other animal groups and birds in the 6th French Natural Picture Photography Competition in 2016, the first Chinese to win the international competition.
Africa Best Natural Landscape Photography Award
The Best Nature Photography Awards in Africa showcases the beauty and diversity of nature through photographic art and uses this vivid medium as a creative tool to encourage more public interest and participate in outdoor enjoyment and protection. The founder of the contest is Steve Frege, who is also the founder of Asia’s Best Natural Photography Award. The goal of the competition is to promote photographers to create outstanding works to attract new audiences, encourage them to appreciate and protect nature, and to push the African continent to the global public.
The prizes were initially set without prizes, and the winners were only given an opportunity to exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. In recent years, the competition has been sponsored by a number of African travel agencies, and winners can receive travel awards for wildlife shooting in Chobe National Park in Botswana or Masai Mara in Kenya or Serengeti in Tanzania.