What on Earth have you photographed? The annual BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this photo competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. The winning images are exhibited at one of the most prestigious science institutions in the world in San Francisco California, USA.
$12,000 in cash prizes to be awarded to the 2019 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition winners: The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 for the best overall image and be featured in the annual exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences (July 26 – October 27, 2019). The first place winners of the seven official categories will each receive $1,000 in cash and also have their winning images featured in the annual exhibit. Up to 6 additional finalists will be awarded a certificate of recognition for each category, with the exception of the Photo Series category. The Photo Series category will have one First Place awarded.
$25USD for up to 10 single image submissions in any category; $15USD for 1 Photo Story submission (5-8 images)
Copyright Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to submitted photographs.
By entering the Competition, each Entrant grants to the Academy a non exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and display submitted images in all media throughout the world directly in relation to the Competition in perpetuity. This includes but is not limited to use in the context of the Academy website and social media sites, the exhibition of winning images (grand prize, first place, and finalist images) at the Academy, and promotional and marketing materials regarding the Competition and Exhibition. In other circumstances, commercial opportunities may exist for awarded photographers to benefit from the use of their image, such as print sales or merchandise: where a commercial benefit is likely to arise, permission will be sought in advance and terms and conditions will be agreed upon with the photographer.
Deadline – Mar 01, 2019
Contest – https://www.bigpicturecompetition.org/