1、German International Natural Scenery Photography Award
The German International Natural Scenery Photography Award is also known as the Highlights International Photography Award. It has been hosted by the German National Photography Association since its inception in 1999. In 2015 and 2016, it was sponsored by Dr. Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister of the Environment of Germany. The organizer of the competition is Ms. Mara K. Foreman, and the Fürstenfeldbruck Nature Photography Festival, founded by it, is one of the largest natural photography festivals in Europe. The Landscape Photography Festival attracts many environmental organizations and companies, and has a natural photographer booth.
As one of the most important natural photography competitions in the world, the highlights of the International Photo Contest are held once a year. There are 8 groups including wild animals, other animals, plant fungi, birds, and natural arts. Each group has a champion. And 9 highly praised prizes, a championship in each category champion, each group champion and championship will receive a trophy. The special prize for the competition was named after the famous German nature photographer Fritz Polkin.
All winning entries will be exhibited at the Alexander Kosini Research Museum, the natural museum in Bonn, Germany, and will be edited and published in the yearbook. In 2015, the 17th Highlights International Photo Contest received nearly 22,000 works from 77 countries, 87 of which were awarded. The entry fee is 20 Euros, and each group will submit a maximum of 5 works, totaling no more than 25. Chinese photographer Yuan Minghui won 3 highlights and other animal group championships in 2015 and 2016, making it the first Chinese to win the competition.
2、British International Horticultural Photography Competition
The UK International Horticultural Photography Competition focuses on the interior of the garden, created by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Gardens, imaging product supplier Calumet Photographic, and Japanese garden magazine BISES. At present, 12 major competition groups, including black and white monochrome, macro art, still life and beautiful plants, have been set up. The deadline for submission is October 31 of each year. The entry fee is: a set of four, £12; group photo, a group of six, £25. Founded by Philip Smith, director of the British Royal Garden.
The year of the landscape photography year will receive a prize of £7,500, and the judges will select 100 works for outdoor display in Qiuyuan. In addition, the annual award-winning works will be edited into a beautiful yearbook and will be exhibited in some countries in Europe and America.