Magical Nature 2022

Magical Nature - Nature Photography of the Year


The contest “Magical Nature” is hosted by Association of Slovenian Nature Photographers (ZNFS). The contest is open to amateur as well as professional photographers from around the world. Members of the jury, members of the competition management group and their nearest relatives are not eligible for participation. Every participant can submit up to 20 digital photographs. They can be distributed at her/his wish, but no more than 4 in each category. The same image can not be submitted to more than one category. Photographs which were sent to the contest in previous years, regardless if they were selected or not, will be disqualified.

1. Mammals
2. Birds
3. Other animals (except mammals or birds)
4. Plants (including lichens, mushrooms, etc.)
5. Natural Landscapes
6. Man and nature (examples of positive or negative influence of man on nature)

First you upload pictures in jpg format with 1920 pixels on horisontal side (horizontal pictures) or 1080 pixels on vertical side (vertical pictures). A single file must not exceed 2Mb and it must contain original metadata added by camera.

Original files (RAW or original JPG) will be requested for entries reaching the final stage. Instructions will be send with the request. Pictures which original files will not arrived until original files dead-line will be eliminated from the contest.

Selection will be made by international jury of renown nature photographers:
1. Davorin Tome, Slovenia - Chairman of the Jury
2. Perdita Petzl, Austria
3. Paco Membrives, Spain
4. Marjan Artnak, Slovenia


The jury will select one winner in each category who will receive a prize money of 300€ and 9 runners-up, who will receive Highly Commended award. The winning photographers from each category will have to send a short description of circumstances in which she/he took the picture, to be included in book.
Among winning images jury will select one overall winning image and one winning image made by a Slovenian author, which will receive a title “Nature Photography of the Year” and/or “Slovenian Nature Photography of the Year”.
Author of Nature Photography of the Year will receive a prize money of 500€ and special prize: 4 days Photo-Tour worth 800€. The sponsor of special prize is
Special benefits for all the participants of Magical Nature contest: -10% off for Photo-tours and -10% off for Photo-hides. Sponsor of these benefits is


The Competition is open to professional and amateur photographers from all over the world.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Participant must be the sole owner of the copyright of all photographs without third-party claims. Each participant agrees that organizer of the
contest (ZNFS) can use her/his photographs for a promotion of the contest, for publication in book, for public presentation of the contest on internet,
in printed publications in festivals and exhibitions without prior authorization and without claiming compensation of any kind.
Personal data entered by the participant in the online form will be collected and processed electronically. These data are used to contact the winners
of the jury vote, to indentify the authors of the corresponding pictures, for all communications related to and for the International Nature
Photography Contest Magical Nature.