Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2023

Overall winner wins A$10,000 cash


Entries are now open in the South Australian Museum’s 2023 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition.

All photographs must be of natural fauna, flora or natural land/sky formations and must have been taken in the ANZANG bioregion.

ANZANG bioregion means Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the New Guinea region. 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. Note that for the purposes of this competition, our definition of the Wallace Line does not include Huxley’s modification, and therefore the islands of the Philippines are not included in our definition of the ANZANG bioregion. Antarctica includes the Sub-Antarctic Islands, which for the purposes of this competition are those south of the Antarctic Convergence or Antarctic Polar Front.

Entries in all sections are invited from photographers who use either digital or film cameras. Judges will consider the photographic technique plus the aesthetic, artistic and unique quality of all images when making their selections.

Black and white and monochrome images (including infrared) may only be entered in the Monochrome or Junior categories.

There are ten categories in the Competition. Up to four images may be entered in each category.


The overall winner will receive A$10,000 and a holiday prize provided by Coral Expeditions.
Each of the open category winners receives A$1,500 and the runner-up of each category receives A$500.
There is a A$1,500 prize for the best portfolio.
The Junior category winner receives A$500 and the runner up receives A$250.
The People’s Choice winner receives A$500.


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.


Landscape Macro/Micro Nature Wildlife