Golden Turtle 2018 Wildlife Photography Competition

 總獎金: 3000(USD)

最高獎金: 2000(USD)

活動時間: 即日起 ~ 2018-05-31

NOMINATIONS

The Portrait of the Animal

Photos of any wild animals in close-up. In this nomination, the basic criteria shall be successful imaging of the animal’s character and “soul” through its emotions, eyes expression, pose, pace.

Harmony of Life

In this nomination, photos shall reflect the unity of the animal and its environment in the artistic and biological aspects. The photos shall be evaluated as an integral composition created by the nature and captured by the photographer.

Microcosm

Photos of representatives of the micro world (insects, spiders, invertebrates, small underwater animals) in their natural living environments. Images of subjects at any time of their life, interaction with other animals, species and the environment are welcome. In this nomination, the harmony and the artistic merit of the entire composition is a priority.

Landscape

The nomination includes landscape photographs showing the beauty and the harmony of wildlife. Photographs shall not show any noticeable man made interference. Works shall be evaluated by the degree of their artistic merit and compositional perfection. The geographical position of the shooting point and the landscape type are not considered.

The underwater world

In this nomination, images taken underwater shall be accepted. A competition work shall show the freshness of the composition, the complexity of obtaining the frame, the drama. Photographs illustrating the uniqueness and the immensity of underwater ecosystems are welcome.

Humans and nature

This is a photojournalism nomination. In this nomination, photographs shall be accepted that show any interaction of wildlife and humans, such as: working in wildlife reserves; animals and people in zoos; people preserving wildlife; negative human impact on the environment.

Frames advocating violence shall not be accepted to participate in the competition.

Animal behaviour

Photos of wild animals (beasts, birds, amphibians, etc.) in their natural freedom. In this nomination, the uniqueness of the photo is a priority. The photograph shall show a point of interest in the animal’s life. Dynamic, emotional, eye-catching and original frames are welcome.

New technologies in wildlife photography

In this nomination, photographs shall be accepted that are taken by advanced remote photography methods: trail cameras, drones and other hardware.

Art and Nature’s Image

In this nomination, the principal value shall be the light, structural and graphic solution of the entire composition as a whole. Photos showing animals, plants and mushrooms are welcome.

PROFESSIONAL JURY

Jim Brandenburg(USA)

Nature photographer, photojournalist, environmentalist and bestselling author; multiple winner and repeat jury member of the world’s leading wildlife photo contests, a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers

Jonathan Lhoir(France)

Nature photographer, multiple winner and repeat jury member of the world’s leading wildlife photo contests

Claudio Contreras Koob(Mexico)

Nature photographer, multiple winner and repeat jury member of the world’s leading wildlife photo contests

Michel Roggo(Switzerland)

Nature photographer, multiple winner and repeat jury member of the world’s leading wildlife photo contests, a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers

Audun Rikardsen(Norway)

Nature photographer, multiple winner and repeat jury member of the world’s leading wildlife photo contests

Peter Delaney(Ireland/RSA)

Nature photographer, multiple winner of the major wildlife photo contests

Pål Hermansen(Norway)

Nature photographer, multiple winner and repeat jury member of the world’s leading wildlife photo contests

Sergei Gorshkov(Russia)

Nature photographer, multiple winner and repeat jury member of the world’s leading wildlife photo contests

EXPERT JURY

Dmitriy Shevlyakov(Russia)

Technical Expert of the Festival

Igor Shpilenok(Russia)

Ethical Treatment of Animals Expert

JURY OF PEERS

  • Neil Aldridge(UK)
  • Christian Bavoux(France)
  • Alexandre Boudet(France)
  • Jonathan Díaz Marbá(Spain)
  • Andrés Miguel Domínguez(Spain)
  • Viktoras Dubinskas(Lithuania)
  • Ludmila Espiaube(France)
  • Philippe Fayt(Belgium)
  • Felipe Foncueva(Spain)
  • Gian Luigi Fornari Lanzetti(Italy)
  • Pavel Grekov(Russia)
  • Pekka Järventaus(Sweden)
  • Olga Kamenskaya(Russia)
  • Mikhail Korostelyov(Russia)
  • Nadezhda Kulagina(Kazakhstan)
  • Andrei Narchuk(Russia)
  • Egor Nikiforov(Russia)
  • Daniele Pantanali(Italy)
  • Alexandr Perevozov(Russia)
  • Adhi Prayoga(Indonesia)
  • Gunther Riehle(Germany)
  • Pierluigi Rizzato(Italy)
  • Daniel Selmeczi(Hungary)
  • Sergey Shanin(Russia)
  • Konstantin Shatenev(Russia)
  • Alyona Shevtsova(Russia)
  • Igor Shilohvost(Russia)
  • Alexey Shtemmer(Latvia)
  • Pere Soler Isern(Spain)
  • Giedrius Stakauskas(UK)
  • Simona Tedesco(Italy)
  • Alisa Timurzieva(Russia)
  • Ekaterina Vasyagina(Russia)
  • Alexey Volkov(Russia)
  • David Wrangborg(Norway)
  • Valeria Zvereva(Russia)

PRIZES

$1OOO
The competition winners who won first place in their nomination will obtain a cash prize of one thousand US dollars (USD 1,000).

SPECIAL PRIZES
The laureates who won the second and the third places in their nomination will obtain valuable prizes and gifts from the Festival sponsors and partners.

$2OOO
The competition winner in the Photographer of the Year nomination will obtain a cash prize of two thousand US dollars (USD 2,000).


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