International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest

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.

Wild animals

Any color or black and white, invertebrate and/or vertebrate ANIMAL photo can be submitted.

Romanian Nature

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.

Read the guidelines for more instructions!

Meet the judges

Tamás András

AFIAP – artist photographer – jury president

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.

Kerekes István

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.

Dan Dinu

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.


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Photo submission deadline:
9th of August, 2020
22th of August, 2020
Facebook voting:
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.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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We only accept digital submissions via our website. It's the fastest and most convenient way for you and for us.
You may enter 4 images per each category.
Yes, you may enter the same image into as many categories as you want. Additional fee for next category is 5EUR.
No. Once you have selected to ‘submit’ your images into a specified category, you will not be able to change it.
No, after the payment has been made, entries cannot be edited.
Both published and unpublished work is accepted.
Images that have won prizes in other competitions or that have been submitted to other competitions currently underway are eligible.
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.
There are no restrictions on the date of a picture.
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.
Try to read the instructions on the entry form again. If you are unable to resolve the problem after reading the instructions, send an e-mail inquiry to
No. Entry fees are non-refundable.
All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by Milvus Group Association, for the sole purpose of promoting the competition and the photographers themselves.
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.
Entry to one category is 10 EUR and for two categories 15 EUR. For Category C – Romanian Nature is NO ENTRY FEE for photographers from Romania!
Yes, we respect the integrity of the photographers and therefore judging is anonymous. Judges will not know the names of any of the entrants.