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 strive to engage and involve global audiences, enhance artistic expression, promote outdoor education and personal well-being, and inspire public participation in the conservation of the natural world. Learn more about NBP programs on the HOME PAGE.

OPEN NOW! Enter the 2024 Nature's Best Photography International Awards

The 2024 NATURE'S BEST INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS is open for entries now through March 15, 2024. Photographers worldwide of all ages and levels of expertise are invited to submit their favorite images and stories of wildlife and wild places for cash prizes, publication, and awards totaling $20,000 (US).

Spread the word to your friends who get out in the wild! Email us to add names to our mailing list to receive updates on contests: awards@naturesbestphotography.org

Get inspiration for this year's contest by reviewing the past NBP International Awards winners

Click on the link below to see all the category Winners and Highly Honored finalists that appear in the current special edition of Nature's Best Photography magazine. You may order single and back issues for $18 plus shipping or save and Subscribe to get two big award-winning issues for $30.

Other NBP contests will be announced this spring.

Nature's Best Backyards coming soon

Nature's Best National Parks coming soon

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

Learn more about the Mkapa Awards

The Traveling Exhibition is NOW on display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, through April 21, 2024. Upcoming locations to be announced soon. 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 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.