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.

ENTER THE NATURE'S BEST BACKYARDS PHOTO CONTEST NOW!

Get all the details, prizes, rules, on the Entry Guidelines PDF:

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GET INSPIRED! See the last Nature's Best Backyards photo contest gallery, with Adult Winners Donald Quintana, Ann M. Pacheco, and Raja Iliya and the Youth Winner Adityakrishna S. Menon, along the Top 40 Highly Honored photos.

GET READY! The 2024 National Parks Photo Contest opening will be announced here soon!

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

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

THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED THE 2024 NATURE'S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS!

Judging is IN PROGRESS and will continue through May. We will start requesting (via email) hi-res and raw images and complete captions soon and through July. Alert us if you will be traveling. After our careful study of image quality and research on photo topics, the Judging Panel will select winners by the end of the summer.

See the 2023 NBP Awards finalists 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 Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards is no longer accepting entries.

Learn more about the Mkapa Awards

View the Virtual Tour below:

The U.S. Traveling Mkapa Awards Exhibition was previously shown in Palm Beach, Florida and Los Angeles, California, and then in the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming from Nov. 2023 - April 21, 2024. The exhibition opens in June at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, 219 Main Street, Hurleyville, New York 12747, in the heart of the Catskill mountains, two hours north of New York City. There is an opening reception on Wednesday, June 5th from 6:00-8:30pm.

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.