Galapagos Photography Competition 2024

The winner of each category will receive a copy of GCT’s 2025 calendar

Welcome to our 2024 Galapagos Photography Competition! We have six categories for you to enter:
- New Life
- Animal Interactions
- Colours of Galapagos
- Underwater Wonders
- Humans in the Archipelago
- Birds of Galapagos

A selection of the best images from each category will be shortlisted by GCT staff and then passed onto our panel of expert judges.

The judges will consider the originality, composition, clarity, technical excellence, overall impact and artistic merit of each of the shortlisted images. They will then select an overall winning and runner-up image of the competition, as well as a winner and runner-up in each of the categories.

Following an announcement of the winners, there will be a Public Choice vote. This will include all of the winners and runners-up as well as some of the shortlisted images. The public will then get the opportunity to vote for their favourite.

Our panel of judges this year includes wildlife presenter Hannah Stitfall; Galapagos National Park ranger and photography instructor Diego Bermeo; and Patrick Campbell, Senior Curator of Reptiles at the Natural History Museum in London.


The overall winner of the competition will receive:

- A year’s free membership of GCT
- A copy of GCT’s 2025 calendar
- Their winning image included in the 2025 calendar (if landscape format)
- Their winning image featured online and in the competition display at Galapagos Day
- The winner of each category will receive a copy of GCT’s 2025 calendar.

If you don’t win, don’t worry! Your image may still make it into our 2025 calendar!

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The competition is open to anyone except GCT employees and competition judges. Amateur and professional photographers of any nationality are eligible.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Photographers retain the copyright of any entered photos. Your entry into this photography competition constitutes your agreement to grant Galapagos Conservation Trust (a) a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display the photographs you submit to Galapagos Conservation Trust, for use in any Galapagos Conservation Trust publication or webpage related to the Photographic Competition, and to be used in Galapagos Conservation Trust promotions, including, but not limited to, advertising future photographic competitions, publications from GCT or other organisations, exhibitions, future marketing materials and campaigns, webpages, email bulletins and to raise funds for GCT (i.e. your image may appear on materials we sell e.g., cards, calendars, books, prints etc.); and (b) the right to use your name, occupation, city, state and country of residence in any publication. We will endeavour to ensure that your images are always duly credited but are unable to take responsibility should your name be omitted.