15th OASIS PhotoContest Roero

cash prize of €5,000


Oasis magazine with the organizational support of AITN (Italian Association of Nature Tourism) announce the "Oasis Photo Contest Roero" International Nature Photography Award.

In order to group homogeneous images, the contest is divided into ten categories. In the first eight categories, contestants who reach the "Nomination" stage of the jury selections will have to submit the original file for the final awarding of prizes. Photos participating in these eight categories are also competing for the overall International Oasis Photographer award. In the remaining two categories, submission of the original file is not required. Images in these categories compete only for the relative category awards. Images taken with compact cameras, smartphones or tablets are eligible to participate in this last category. Each section is marked with a letter to codify the submitted files.

M) MAMMALS Includes all those images depicting mammals, excluding cetaceans filmed underwater which should be entered in the "Underwater" category and bats, which should be entered in the "Birds and Bats" section. Please note: a cetacean filmed from a boat is entered in this category. Any animal or plant taken underwater should be entered in the "Underwater Photography" category.
U) BIRDS AND BATS Includes all those images depicting both birds and bats in the air element. Please note: images depicting diving birds taken underwater should be entered in the "Underwater" category.
T) OTHER ANIMALS Includes those images depicting all other animals, except those belonging to the Mammals, Birds and Bats, and Underwater categories. They therefore include vertebrate reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrate mollusks, annelids and arthropods, (crustaceans, arachnids,
insects, myriapods). Please note: Fishes photographed from a boat (e.g. swallowfish) or from land (e.g. jumping salmon) should be included in this category.
F) UNDERWATER Includes all images taken underwater with diving equipment, whether in freshwater or saltwater environments (e.g. underwater flora, fish, cetaceans in diving, amphibians and birds in diving).
V) VEGETABLE WORLD Includes all images in which flowers, plants, mushrooms are the main subject, either with macro or normal techniques.
P) LANDSCAPE Includes all those images representing natural environments, whether intact, that is, without signs of human presence, or modified by human works or labor (crops, housing, roads, ...).
G) PEOPLE Includes all those images depicting people, tribal peoples or ethnic tribes in all parts of the world, especially those populations still living in close contact with the natural environment or still linked to typical customs, habits and traditions.
S) STORYBOARD Includes all those images connected by a precise leitmotiv. The theme must be developed with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 9 images, either in sequence or taken at different times yet closely related to each other; with the aim of telling a "story" related to nature, wildlife, ethology, anthropology, environment, or photojournalism.


The cash prize being offered rises to a total amount of 50,000 euros, to be divided among the winners as follows: €5,000 to the overall winner, €1,000 to the ten section winners and €500 to the challengers. The 15th edition of the Oasis PhotoContest is named after Roero, recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, and benefits from the support of Fiap.


International Nature Photography Award, open to photographers, either amateurs, beginners, or professionals, from all over the world.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The ownership and rights over the images are and remain with the authors of the images.


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