2024 Golden Turtle Photo Competition with prizes

Golden Turtle Photo Competition with prizes

The Golden Turtle Photo Competition application call is now open! Anyone may submit his/her works to participate in the competition, except for the competition organizers and the professional jury members. Authors from any countries can participate in the contest without restrictions.

Golden Turtle Photo Competition 2024 Details

The “GOLDEN TURTLE” photo contest is a competition in the art of photography, not image processing, so the results of correction should not change the captured reality, nor prevail over the authenticity of the picture taken.

Competition categories

The participation categories are: 

  • The underwater world
  • Microcosm
  • Animal Behavior
  • The Portrait of the Animal
  • Animals in their environment
  • Humans and nature
  • Mobile photography
  • Landscape
  • Magic of Plants
  • Art and Nature’s Image
  • Reserved Russia
  • Nature through the eyes of youth
  • Nature through the eyes of children

Requirements

  • The author may submit to the competition no more than 20 works.
  • One photograph may be presented in one nomination only.
  • No images of pets and livestock (cats, dogs, mice, rabbits, sheep, horses and other domesticated animals) are accepted to participate in the competition.
  • Frames from the video are not accepted to participate in the competition.
  • Focus stacking is permissible.
  • The image format is JPEG.
  • Dimensions: for horizontal works – 1400 pixels horizontally; for vertical works – 1400 pixels vertically.
  • The file size should not exceed 1 MB.
  • The name of the image file must correspond with the name of the artwork (for example, the work “Black Bear” should be saved as Black_bear.jpg).
  • To ensure correct color reproduction, you must embed the work profile in the exported file by selecting the appropriate option when saving the image.
  • Processed images must be accompanied by the original RAW file for the needs of technical expertise.

Who can enter the competition?

The competition is open to all amateur and professional photographers all around the world. The official competition languages are Russian and English.

Competition Entry fee

The Competition is free to enter.

Golden Turtle Photo Competition Prizes

The competition has the following prizes:

  • The Photographer of the year

The Photographer of the year receives a cash prize in the equivalent of 150,000 Russian rubles, a glass trophy, a diploma, an album with all the finalists of the competition and prizes from partners.

  • 1st prize in the adult categories

The winners of the 1st prize in the adult categories receive a cash prize in the equivalent of 75,000 Russian rubles, a glass trophy, a diploma, an album with all the finalists of the competition and prizes from partners.

  • 2nd and 3rd prizes in the adult categories

The winners of the 2nd and 3rd prizes in the adult categories receive a diploma, an album with all the finalists of the competition and prizes from partners.

  • 1st prize in the young categories

The winners of the 1st prize in the young categories receive a glass trophy, a diploma, an album with all the finalists of the competition and prizes from partners.

  • 2nd and 3rd prizes in the young categories

The winners of the 2nd and 3rd prizes in the young categories receive a diploma, an album with all the finalists of the competition and prizes from partners.

Application Guide

You can carry out the Registration procedure by filling out a web form on the website http://www.wncontest.ru/

The author shall complete the registration procedure, then he/she is given a login and a password that are sent to the e-mail address specified in the course of registration.

To participate in the competition, the author shall provide the following information on his/her work:

  • Author’s name;
  • Description of the shooting conditions containing no less than a 200 symbols (the shooting idea, features of interest, difficulties of the process, specific behaviour of the subject);
  • Story related to the photo no less than a 300 symbols (how the shooting went, the preparation process, something emotional that happened on the day of shooting, the story associated with the object of shooting, a funny story associated with this shot)
  • Description of the device used (the camera model, the lens, the name of any other equipment may be specified optionally);
  • The shooting parameters (optical exposure, aperture, photo sensibility, etc.);
  • The species of the animal in the picture.

Competition Deadline

  • The registration period ends on 31 March 2024.
  • Completion of the preliminary selection 30.04.2024
  • Receiving originals and RAW-files 01.05.2024 – 10.05.2024
  • Semi-finals 11.05.2024 – 20.05.2024
  • Additional check by the expert commission 21.05.2024 – 31.05.2024
  • Finals 01.06.2024 – 31.08.2024
  • Special nominations 01.06.2024 – 31.08.2024
  • Award Ceremony – Autumn 2024
  • Exhibition in Moscow – Autumn 2024

Competition Website

You can check the competition website following this link.

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