Following the success in recent years of their local TNC Australia Photo Competition, The Nature Conservancy has teamed up with their international colleagues to take their 2019 Photo Contest worldwide. The new contest offers the opportunity for entrants to share their photos of nature with a global audience.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organisation dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, it focuses on getting things done efficiently and with the greatest positive impact for conservation. It is currently tackling climate change, conserving lands, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.

“Nature photography inspires professional and amateur photographers alike all around the world”, said TNC Australia director Rich Gilmore.”Taking photos of dramatic landscapes or flamboyant wildlife is a great pastime that helps people connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors.”

The 2019 Photo Contest will award prizes in six global categories including Cities and Nature: connecting with nature where we live; Landscape: a sense of place with or without people; People and Nature: recreation, adventure, people enjoying the outdoors; Water: above, below, or in between; Wildlife: in the wild or in our backyard; People’s Choice: (winner chosen via public online vote).

Prizes will be awarded for the best Australian photos as judged by renowned South Australian nature photographer, Ben Goode. The total prize pool, including prizes for global and Australian winners, will exceed AUD$20,000 in value. “I would like to encourage anyone with a passion for nature to dig out their best photos or, better still, get outdoors and take some new inspiring nature photos to enter into our contest”, added Gilmore.

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