We are often asked why we - a nature conservation association - are organizing a photo contest. The answer is as simple as possible: we love nature, and for us the most beautiful pictures are taken in nature. We are convinced that the visual power of a breathtaking natural photography is a powerful tool in attracting and bringing people closer to the values of nature. Thus, they will respect and appreciate nature better. We believe that the purpose of photographing nature is precisely to awaken interest and to bring people closer to everything that surrounds us.
Nature (landscape, plants, fungi, NO animals)
Any color or black and white LANDSCAPE, PLANT or FUNGI photo can be submitted, nothing man-made.
Any color or black and white, invertebrate and/or vertebrate ANIMAL photo can be submitted.
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.
Judging this contest is a source of joy to me. Nature is an inexhaustible photo theme and the participants are proving this to us. Year after year.
EFIAP/diamond3 – artist and nature photographer
The material exhibited year by year at the Milvus Photo Contest is of high quality and would measure up to the expectations at any exhibition in the world in terms of uniqueness, quality and technical execution. The jury has been well-formed over the years and we have created a unique criterion for considering the images and for moving on now and hopefully in the future as well.
AFIAP – nature and wildlife photographer
This contest is a must-have for Romanian nature photography. It became a standard and a great source of education, which helped many native photographers to affirm themselves.
This application is closed now, please stand by!
Photo submission deadline:
9th of August, 2020
22th of August, 2020
24th – 31th of August, 2020
Winners will be notified by email:
1st – 3rd of September, 2020
The exhibition of winning (and other chosen) photos will be organized in November, 2020 in Târgu Mures city (Romania). All participants will be notified about the exact time of the prize-handling ceremony.
Images should be no smaller than 1MB and no larger than 3MB. Images should be either JPEG or TIFF files. All entrants must be able to supply a high resolution image suitable for printing in exhibitions and marketing materials should the image be required. Images taken with camera phones can enter the competition only if they are not smaller than 1MB, and a higher resolution version may still be required.
Digitally manipulated images are accepted, although within reason and taste. Certain corrections of images 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.
You will not be able to submit the entry form until all required items have been filled out. If you overlook a required field, a message will be displayed. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the form.
After 1st of September, 2019 Milvus Group will contact the winners via e-mail on their registered e-mail addresses. We also plan to announce the winner names and images on the Milvus Group’s and Milvus Photocompetition website.
No. All images must be clear of any copyright information so that the photographers identity is not revealed by the image. In the interest of fairness, the judges are not allowed to see the names of the photographers when judging. Any images that do contain photographers names on the image or any other watermark/copyright information, will be disqualified from being presented to the judges.