Bio Photo Contest 2017

The Boreal Forests is condensed in the best pictures


The wonderful view of the natural ecosystems of the entire planet condensed in the best pictures of professional photographers and advanced photo amateurs.

This is a different and unique photographic competition launched by BioArt visual association, that helps us know and preserve the rich beauty of the Biomes through some chapters that describe landscapes, animals, plants, insects, colours and shapes seen and told with a special eye and feeling.
The images, through the creativity and the skill of advanced and professional international photographers, illustrate the theme of this fourth edition:
the great ecosystem of boreal forest of the planet Earth.

General themes prospect
2017 - The boreal forests

The Boreal Forests of the planet are located in the northern hemisphere and form a wide band encircling the northern areas of the American, Europe and Asia continents. This is therefore a “cold forest”, formed mostly, but not exclusively, by conifers and as such can withstand the rigors of the sub-arctic continental climate. In its northern border the Boreal Forest comes until the beginning of the Tundra, in which disperses. While its southern border is the presence of mainland Steppe (Asia) or temperate forest (North America and Europe).

Apparently homogeneous habitats it actually includes different situations, to be a giant mosaic with vast meadows with tall grass and marshy areas, river and lake inserted in the vast forest environment. Sometimes monotonous as the vast surfaces (Siberian taiga), sometimes with interesting flora and fauna situations.

The Boreal Forest extends from the northern coasts of Asia Pacific to the northern coasts of the Atlantic Ocean, where it arrived to cover much of the Scandinavian Peninsula. In the Americas, it is covering much of the Canadian and Alaskan territory, reaching US territory in the Great Lakes and along the ridge of the Rocky Mountains. In Central Asia the taiga beyond the northern borders of Mongolia. The southernmost boreal forest covers the coasts of Russian Primorjie, home of the last Siberian tigers and the northern islands of Japan.

The presence of this forest in Italian territory and Southern Europe is limited to the alpine zone. In these regions, the boreal forest covers large areas in high alpine valleys, here, the typical climate of latitude is replaced by the altitude. It is therefore the expression of the Larch and spruce, which constitute the forest forms of altitude in the Alps.

Deadline: March 31, 2017



The competition will award three prizes for the three images of any kind that the jury considered the most outstanding for beauty and naturalistic content between the 80 final images.

First prize: The total value of the first prize is € 4000,00:
€ 2000,00 cash
€ 2000,00 of photo equipment

Second prize: The total value of the second prize is € 2000,00:
€ 1000,00 cash
€ 1000,00 of photo equipment

Third prize: The total value of the third prize is € 1000,00:
€ 500,00 cash
€ 500,00 of photo equipment

3 prizes more: of value € 300,00 for the winners of the others categories

Finalists: Photographic book and DVD
To finalists present at the awards ceremony will also be offered the kit Green Clean Sensor Cleaner Wet & Dry for FX format - SC-4060-3.

Semifinalists: Free DVD

The awards include the travel expenses for attending the awards ceremony. If the winners are unable to attend the awards ceremony, the award price will be reduced by € 500.00.
For the finalists the accommodation in a B&B at Photofestival (for the night between the 23th and 24th of September 2017) is free upon reservation. See Photofestival section for stays convention.



Copyrights & Usage Rights:

6 - Rights.

All the rights of the photos must be of author’s property, without bond of agency or publisher.

7 - Place of publication.

The organizers reserves the right to publish the winning and commended images in its magazine, in the photographic book, on the web site, or in possible promotional folders and calendars or to display them in photographic exposition, concerning the competition and, if the organizers deem it necessary, mentioning the author’s name of the images.


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