NATURE AND HUMANS

PHOTO COMPETITION
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“We only protect what we love, and we only love what we know”

Jacques Cousteau

CATEGORIES AND AWARDS

Fourteen categories to reflect upon the relationship between humans and nature

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Special Category “Conservation Photography - Thematic Series”

Special Category “Conservation Photography - Thematic Series”

A series of six images, with a common clear conservation theme. The winning series will receive a cash prize of 1,500, and the runner-up series will receive a cash prize of 500.

Special Category “Conservation Photography - Single Image”

Special Category “Conservation Photography - Single Image”

A single image, with a clear conservation theme. The winning image will receive a cash prize of 1,500, and the runner-up image will receive a cash prize of 500.

Special Category “Conservation Photography - Spain”

Special Category “Conservation Photography - Spain”

A single image, with a clear conservation theme, taken in Spain. The winning image will receive a cash prize of €1,500, and the runner-up image will receive a cash prize of €500.

Special Category “Nature, narrated by Women”.

Special Category “Nature, narrated by Women”.

A story – narrated through a series of 10 images – about Nature. In collaboration with MOTHER, a well-known international non-profit photography magazine. Images submitted to this category must be in line with MOTHER’s vision: “stories narrated and images created by women, that help us to look, that capture Nature in all its beauty, and that tell stories that inspire change”. The winning story will receive a cash prize of 1,500 euros, and will be published by MOTHER magazine in 2025. The runner-up story will receive a cash prize of €500.

 Special Category “The Beauty of the Planet".

Special Category “The Beauty of the Planet".

An individual image, showing the astonishing beauty and fragility of our planet’s animal species. Images submitted in this category must have been taken during an international photo- graphy trip organized by Wildwatching Spain, after 1-1-2020. 

The winning image will be awarded a 1,000 (one thousand) euro voucher, with no expiry date, to be redeemed when booking any of the in- ternational photography trips offered by Wildwatching Spain.

Special Category “The beauty of Spain".

Special Category “The beauty of Spain".

An individual image, showing the astonishing beauty and fragility of Spain’s animal species. The images submitted in this category must have been taken in a photography hide ma- naged by Wildwatching Spain, after 1-1-2020.

The winning image will be awarded a 500 (five hundred) euro voucher, with no expiry date, to be redeemed when booking any of the wildlife photography trips offered by Wildwatching Spain.

Mammals

Mammals

Wild and free-ranging mammals, at any stage of their lives, anywhere on the planet.

The winning image will be awarded with SONY photographic equipment, offered by SONY Spain. The precise equipment to be awarded is still to be confirmed but its RRP will in any case exceed 1,500 euros.

Birds

Birds

Birds in the wild, at any stage of their life and anywhere on the planet. Images of nests will not be accepted under any circumstances.

The winning image will be awarded with a 500 (five hundred) euro voucher to be redeemed for the purchase of photographic material at Fotografiarte, one of the best specialist photographic distributors in Spain.

Oceans

Oceans

Underwater images taken in the seas and oceans of our Planet. The animal species portrayed must, of course, be completely wild.

The winning image will be awarded 350 (three hundred and fifty) euros in cash, offered by the Foundation.

Other Animals

Other Animals

Images of any animal, not included in the categories Mammals, Birds, and Oceans, wild and in freedom, at any stage of their life, and anywhere on the Planet.

The winning image will be awarded with 350 (three hundred and fifty) Euros in cash, offered by the Foundation.

Landscape

Landscape

Images of any of the natural paradises still found on our Planet.

The winning image will be awarded 350 (three hundred and fifty) euros in cash, offered by the Foundation.

Creative

Creative

The images submitted in this category must propose new visions of the natural world that go be- yond the obvious. Using a visual language centered on colors, shapes, tones and textures, with a strong emphasis on abstraction and originality, the aim of this category is to seduce, surprise, arouse emotions and help the viewer to surrender to contemplation. Double exposures are not permitted.

The winning image will be awarded a 300 (three hundred) euro voucher to be exchanged for the purchase of photographic material at FotoRuanoPro, one of the best specialist photographic distributors in Spain.

Special Prize Young Photographers

In this category we welcome Nature images, with no restrictions on subject matter and content (except, of course, that they comply with the Competition’s code of ethics), taken by photographers who are still under the age of 18 on 1 June 2024.

The winning image will be awarded with a set of photography books with 300 euros RRP, offered by the Foundation.

People’s Choice Award

The winning image will be awarded a cash prize of 350 (three hundred and fifty) euros, offered by the Foundation.

ETHICAL CODE

Respect for nature must prevail over any activity carried out in the natural environment. This code of ethics is the declaration of basic principles for the practice of our activity established by AEFONA in order to urge all its partners and followers to assume it as a personal commitment.

We reward images that help us reflect on the relationship, positive or negative, of human beings with the natural environment.

We also want to celebrate the immense beauty of our planet and the species that inhabit it.

OUR JURY

Specialists in photography and nature

Our jury is composed of some of the best professionals. Coming from all over the world, they will put all their talent at your disposal to ensure that only the most deserving images shine in our gallery of winners.

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