Entries open for Nature Photographer of the Year competition

Mat Beetson, overall winner 2019 Fin Whales Demise
Mat Beetson, overall winner 2019 Fin Whales Demise

The South Australian Museum has announced the opening of entries in the 2020 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition.

Photographers from around the world are invited to enter their images of the natural world taken in the ANZANG region - Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.

There is no restriction on age or experience, and all photographs are judged anonymously on the merit of the individual image.

Competition coordinators confirmed that the judges for the 2020 competition are author, explorer and conservation photographer Michael Aw, travel, documentary and editorial photographer Drew Hopper and Georgina Steytler, a nature photographer with a passion for birds, ethics and conservation.

Melissa Christi, runner-up Animal Portrait 2019 Bride in the Bath

Melissa Christi, runner-up Animal Portrait 2019 Bride in the Bath

More than $20,000 prize money is on offer with cash prizes in each of nine categories and a people's choice prize voted by visitors to the South Australian Museum exhibition.

The overall winner will receive $10,000 and a holiday prize.

Entries are now open until 5pm Australian Central Daylight Time (Adelaide time) on Friday 24 January 2020.

To enter and for competition details, visit www.naturephotographeroftheyear.com.au

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