Fritz Pölking and Fritz Pölking Junior Prize 2018

4000 EUR in cash prizes

For the 11th time the GDT (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen e.V.) invites amateurs and professionals from all over the world to participate in this event.

The influence of GDT founder member and honorary member Fritz Pölking on wildlife photography in Germany is unrivalled. His work received international recognition on numerous occasions and many of his photographs have found their way into a collective memory. Numerous books, lectures and workshops were the basis on which Fritz Pölking reached out to people all over the world; his work remains a source of inspiration and motivation for many photographers.


• Fritz Pölking Prize: 2,000 €
• Fritz Pölking Junior Prize: 1,500 €
• A merchandise voucher worth 500 €

The winning photographs will be presented on the occasion of the International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen and will afterwards be put on exhibition in a range of museums, galleries and companies. A catalogue will accompany this exhibition and the winning photographs will also be issued in publications by Tecklenborg publishing house.


The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers worldwide.

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Nature Wildlife