Milvus Nature Photocontest 2022

Grand winner will be awarded the Milvus Trophy and 500 Euros


With a long standing tradition, Milvus Photocontest is the most important international nature photography competition in Romania, exhibiting extraordinary photographers and images during its previous 12 annual editions.

For the 13th edition, Milvus Group (Bird and Nature Protection Association) has joined forces with Forona (the Romanian Nature Photographers Association) to take this tradition further. The organizers are convinced that the visual power of the breathtaking natural photos is an amazing tool to bring people closer to the values of nature and will help in the quest to conserve it.

The competition rules are based on Forona's Ethical Code, whose ten principles are aimed to guide activity of nature photographers in regard to their relation with nature and the public, to raise awareness and make everybody understand the important role that nature has in our life.

The competition includes following categories:
A. Nature Images depicting plants, mushrooms or landscapes, black and white or color.
B. Wild life Images with animals, black and white or color.
C. Nature of Romania This category is dedicated exclusively to Romanian photographers. Images of plants, mushrooms, animals or landscapes, black and white or colour, as long as the images are taken in Romania, by a photographer with Romanian residency, regardless of his / her nationality.


The jury will award the Milvus Trophy to the most interesting image in the competition, and the I-st, II-nd and III-rd prize for each category. There will also be a Public Award, following a popularity vote held online. The value of the prizes for the current edition of the Competition is as follows:

● The Grand winner will be awarded the Milvus Trophy and 500 Euros;
● The winners of the I-st prize for each category will receive 200 Euros each;
● The winners of the II-nd prize for each category will receive 100 Euros each;
● The winners of the III-rd prize for each category will each receive the "Wild Romania" photography book made by Dan Dinu;
● The winner of the Public Award will receive a Milvus gift package.


The contest is open to all worldwide amateur and professional photographers, regardless of nationality and residency.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by Milvus Group and Forona, for the sole purpose of promoting the competition and the photographers themselves.


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