NBP Competitions

Nature's Best Photography Competitions discover, celebrate, and display the creative and documentary works of dedicated nature photographers and visual storytellers from around the world. NBP initiatives engage global audiences, enhance artistic expression, promote outdoor education and personal well-being, and inspire public participation in the conservation of the natural world. Learn about NBP Fund programs on the SUPPORT US page, or RETURN TO HOME.

2024 NATURE'S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Thanks to all who entered!

Preliminary judging review has begun. If you ran out of time to select a category for each image, we will choose one for you. (*Judges reserve the right to move a photo to another category if they see fit.) QUESTIONS or NEED HELP? Email the NBP contest manager, Amanda, at: awards@naturesbestphotography.org

Judging will continue throughout April. In mid-May, we will request (via email) hi-res and raw images and complete captions. Please alert us if you will be traveling. After our careful study of image quality and research on photo topics, we will reconvene with the Judging Panel and select winners by the end of the summer.

See the 2023 NBP Awards winners on this link:

The 2023 Winners and Highly Honored finalists appear in the current edition of Nature's Best Photography magazine. where you will all get the stories behind the shots! You may order single and back issues for $18 plus shipping or save and Renew, Subscribe, or Give a Gift to get two, big, award-winning issues for the best price $30 in the USA.

The next Photo Contests will be announced here soon!

GET UPDATES ON NBP COMPETITIONS! ADD YOUR EMAIL TO OUR LIST (NO SPAM): awards@naturesbestphotography.org

NATURE'S BEST BACKYARDS (global) -- OPENING in APRIL

See the finalists in the last Nature's Best Backyards photo contest gallery, including Adult Winners: Donald Quintana, Ann M. Pacheco, and Raja Iliya and the overall Youth Winner: Adityakrishna S. Menon, along with all of the Highly Honored photos.

NATIONAL PARKS (in the US) -- OPENING SOON!

See the last gallery of Nature's Best National Parks featuring the Adult Winners: Suzanne P. Mathia, Carol Grenier, Jennirfer Idol & Alex Rose, and the Youth Winner: Timothy Parks, along with the Highly Honored finalists.

The Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards is no longer accepting entries.

Learn more about the Mkapa Awards

View the Virtual Tour below:

The Traveling Exhibition is NOW on display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, through April 21, 2024. Next the exhibition travels to Hurleyville, New York north of NYC. Previously shown in Palm Beach, Florida and Los Angeles, California.

The Mkapa Awards was a wonderful two-year global photographic competition run in alliance with the African Wildlife Foundation to help celebrate their 60 years of conservation leadership and to raise awareness and support for AWF programs protecting the unique wildlife and wild lands of Africa: "Bringing the World to Africa, and Africa to the World."

Join us on this virtual journey into the wild. Your participation in and support of NBP Awards competitions is key to our future success in program development and fulfillment.

With your support, together we can make a difference in the lives of many.