B category – Wild animals Any color or black and white, invertebrate and/or vertebrate ANIMAL photo can be submitted.
C category – Romanian Nature – WITHOUT entry fee! This category is dedicated exclusively to photographers from Romania. Any nature picture (plants, fungi, animals, landscapes) can be submitted witch is taken in Romania, by a photographer from Romania.
- Tamás András AFIAP – artist photographer – jury president
- Kerekes István EFIAP/d2, Hon.FtGM – artist and nature photographer
- Dan Dinu AFIAP – nature and wildlife photographer
Dates and deadlines
- Photo submission deadline: 24th of June, 2018
- Judging: 1st of July, 2018
- Facebook voting: 5th – 15th of July, 2018
- Winners will be notified by email on 16th – 20th of July, 2018
The exhibition of winning (and other chosen) photos will be organized in September, 2018 in Târgu Mures city (Romania). All participants will be notified about the exact time of the prize-handling ceremony.
Grand prize: “Milvus” Trophy, Certificate of Merit, 500 Euro
The Grand Prize can be awarded to a single image.
In each category, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded.
- First place will receive a Certificate of Merit and 200 Euro.
- Second place will receive a Certificate of Merit and 100 Euro.
- Third place will receive a Certificate of Merit and a gift-package offered by Milvus Group, Romania.
Public award (Facebook votes): a gift-package offered by Milvus Group, Romania and Certificate of Merit.
The contest is open to both professional and amateur photographers from anywhere in the world. The photos should have an authentic message and should be taken in natural conditions, with the subjects being either wild animals or plants in their natural habitats or natural features of the landscape. Each participant must guarantee that photographed animals were not disturbed (e.g. birds during nesting) or rare plants and habitats were not destroyed. These ethics will be of significance to the jury.
A maximum of 4 (four) pictures can be sent for each category.
Pictures should be uploaded in JPG format on our entry form.
Eligible photo size: 2000 pixel, resolution 300 dpi and max. 3MB. The winners will be later asked to send their photos for the exhibition in original size.
Authors must keep the original files, as produced by the camera, in RAW, TIFF, JPG, or DNG format, or as negatives or slide films. The author will be asked to send the original files if necessary. If the author didn’t keep the RAW or DNG format, or as negatives or slide films. The author will be asked to send the original files if necessary. If the author didn’t keep the RAW or DNG files, they will have to present the shots that followed and preceded the image in question. If the author fails to provide the jury with any of the previously mentioned files, the submitted photo might be disqualified.
Certain corrections of photographs are allowed, such as levels, curves, colour balance, hue/saturation, brightness and contrast. The correction of certain technical errors is also possible, such as the removal of distortions or dust on the lens, etc. However, the photos should remain as realistic and natural as possible, with limited digital alterations.
Corrections/modifications affecting only one part of the picture are allowed, only if the correction is made for correcting small exposure problems. These correction/modifications are not allowed if it will change the composition or the message of the original picture.
Images that were included in the winners list of previous editions of the Milvus Photo Contest are not eligible for resubmission.
How to enter
To enter the contest, please complete the Entry Form.
Milvus Group is a nature conservation NGO with a strong commitment to sustainability, therefore we encourage using digital solutions: internet and e-mail instead of CD and printed materials.
Entry to one category is 10 EUR and for two categories 15 EUR. For Category C – Romanian Nature is NO ENTRY FEE!
The fee can be paid:
via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org
via bank transfer on the following bank accounts.
Bank transfer details:
Milvus Group, Tg.Mures, Romania
Bank name: ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam, sucursala Bucureşti
Bank accounts: (for EUR) RO03 INGB 0000 9999 0179 9043
SWIFT code: INGBROBUXXX
Bank accounts (for RON): RO12 INGB 0000 9999 0170 3336
By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own and permits the organizer and media partners to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication, advertising and/or display in media related to the competition and exhibition.
The participation implies the acceptance of these conditions.