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2018 BigPicture Photography Competition ($5,000 Grand Prize)

Big picture is open to all photography enthusiasts and professionals alike worldwide to compete for a chance to win $5,000 grand prize. Now in its fifth year, BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this 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. Chaired by the award-winning conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas, this competition welcomes high quality nature, wildlife and conservation images and is open to all photographer around the world. enter your nature, wildlife, and conservation images for a chance to win cash prizes and be exhibited at the California Academy of Sciences.

The BigPicture Photo Competition is currently open and close at 11:59pm North American Pacific Standard Time (PST) March 1, 2018. Presented by the California Academy of Sciences.

 

Who is Eligible for the BigPicture Photography Competition?

BigPicture is open to all photographers worldwide, except employees, volunteers and Board Members of the Academy as well as their sponsors) and the immediate families and individuals living in the same household as such employees, volunteers and Board Members. Academy reserves the right to verify, in its sole judgment, entrant eligibility. Void where prohibited.

$12,000 in Cash Prizes to be awarded to the 2018 winners!

The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 for the best overall image in the 2018 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition and be featured in the annual exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences. The first-place winners of the seven official categories will each receive $1,000 in cash and have their winning images featured in the annual exhibit. Up to 6 additional finalists will be awarded a certificate of recognition for each category, except for the Photo Series category. The Photo Series Category will have one First Place awarded.

Art of Nature               Aquatic Life                 Winged Life

Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora             Terrestrial Wildlife                  Human/Nature

Photo Series: Time Capsule

Image Rights

Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to submitted photographs subject to the following: By entering BigPicture, each entrant grants the Academy a nonexclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and display submitted images in all media throughout the world directly in relation to the Competition, including but not limited to use in the context of the Academy website and social media sites, the exhibition of winning images at the Academy, and promotional and marketing materials regarding the competition and exhibition for the period of five years. Commercial opportunities regarding an image, will be negotiated with entrants separately.

*Winning images include images designated as grand prize, first place, and finalist images.

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