Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Overall winner wins A$10,000 cash


The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions each year.

With over $10,000 in prizes, the competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers of any age, located anywhere around the world.

Photographers are invited to submit their nature and wildlife photographs from the bioregion of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the New Guinea.

Every year the finalist entries are included in an exhibition produced by the South Australian Museum. The stunning beauty of our natural world is placed on display, with professional, emerging and junior photographers alike showing impeccable timing, patience, artistry and technique to capture superb moments in time.

For the purposes of this competition the region of New Guinea is limited to the west by the Wallace Line (the bio-geographical line extending between Bali and Lombok northward through the Makassar Strait between Borneo and Sulawesi). To the east the New Guinea region includes the Bismarck and Solomon Archipelagos and islands of the South West Pacific, with its eastern boundary formed by the International Date Line. Antarctica includes the Sub-Antarctic Islands, which for the purposes of this competition are those south of the Antarctic Convergence or Antarctic Polar Front.


Prize winners will be announced at the South Australian Museum on Thursday 25 August 2022.

Overall winner wins A$10,000 cash and a holiday prize generously provided by Coral Expeditions.

Other prizes:

each of the open category winners receives A$1,000 and the runner-up of each category receives A$500;
there is a A$1,000 prize for the best portfolio submitted
the Junior category winner receives A$300 and the runner up receives A$100; and
the People’s Choice winner receives A$500. (People’s Choice is voted by visitors to the exhibition at the South Australian Museum, announcement date TBC).


Entry into the Competition is open to all persons

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Each Entrant warrants to the Organiser and AG that each Entry is an original artistic work of the Entrant which does not infringe the rights, including copyright and privacy rights, of any third party. Each Entrant agrees to indemnify the Organiser and AG against all costs or loss suffered as a result of any claim by a third party arising from a breach of the warranty set out in this rule.


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