Nature Photography Day Photo Contest Official Rules

By entering the Nature Photography Day Photo Contest, you agree to the following terms of usage:

How to Enter

Contestants may enter only one (1) nature-related image every 24 hours through the Photo Contest link on NANPA’s Facebook Page.

Rules and Eligibility

The Nature Photography Day Photo Contest is open to all professional and amateur nature photographers who are 18 years of age and older. Each entry must be entirely the work of the person submitting the image. Contestants do not have to be a member of NANPA to enter.

Although the purpose of the contest is to celebrate Nature Photography Day, the submitted image does not have to be taken on June 15, but they do have to be taken between June 8 and June 15. Images submitted should highlight elements of nature.

NANPA reserves the right to disqualify images that do not adhere to NANPA ethics policy or that are inappropriate. NANPA shall determine entry eligibility at its sole and absolute discretion.

Images submitted in this contest could be used to promote the Nature Photography Day Photo Contest. NANPA does NOT retain any future rights of submitted images — entrants retain ownership and all other rights for future use of the photographs they enter.

By entering the contest, each entrant accepts the rules as stated and guarantees that all the information provided is correct and truthful. By entering, participants warrant that his or her entry materials are original and do not infringe on any third party’s rights.

This contest is in no way sponsored or administered by Facebook. You may grant NANPA permission to email you as part of this contest on the entry form, and you can revoke permission at any time using the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email.

NANPA is not responsible for any errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of the Nature Photography Day Photo Contest. NANPA reserves the right to cancel or modify the contest at any time.

Contest void where prohibited.


Acceptable formats include GIF, JPG, or PNG. Photos should follow Facebook rules and will be automatically resized by Facebook if needed. There is not a file size limit or ratio requirement. You may submit any size image. Submissions may be watermarked with copyright information if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough not to interfere with the judging of the photo.

Contest period

Contest opens June 8 and closes at 11:59 p.m. PDT on June 15, 2019. Contestants may enter only one (1) image within 24 hours, and photos must be taken within the June 8-15 time period.


Three (3) winning images will be selected by three (3) NANPA member judges. All judging decisions are final.

2019 Judges are:

Krisztina Scheeff KS Nature Photography, lead administrator of the NANPA Facebook Group
Dawn Wilson Dawn Wilson Photography, lead administrator of the NANPA Twitter account
Dana Warnquist Danemark Photography, head curator of the NANPA Instagram account

Winner Notification

Winners will be notified by email.


Questions about the Nature Photography Day Photo Contest should be directed to: