TAFU’s Teen Nature Photography Competition


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TAFU’s Teen Nature Photography Competition 2023
The biggest international photography contest for teens!

“Save the World”

TAFU is thrilled to announce the “Teen Nature Photography Competition Save the Earth” for participants aged 13 to 19. The competition will be accepting entries until April 15th and submissions can be sent via email to contact@tafu.info. The winners will be announced on Earth Day (April 22nd) and will be recognized with the following prizes:

Awards
  • First place: Gopro camera + the book: The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind by Amy Gulick + online exhibition + diploma
  • Second place: Sir David Attenborough book + online exhibition + diploma
  • Third place: Amazon voucher + online exhibition + diploma
  • Multiple honorable mentions: diplomas

    In addition to recognition, the first, second, and third place winners will have the opportunity to lead a nature photography workshop for TAFU and their winning photos will be featured on TAFU’s website and social media platforms. The judges for the competition will be announced at a later date. We eagerly await your submissions. Good luck to everybody!

It’s our honour to announce the renowned judges for our competition:

Ami Vitale

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United States

Martin Bailey 

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England/Japan

Denis Palanque

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France

Amy Gulick

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United States

Christine Sonvilla

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Austria

Emelin Dupieux

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France

Marc Graf

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Austria

Nino Salkic

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Croatia

Christian Wappl

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Austria/French Polynesia

Rupert Kogler

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Austria

Michael Fischer

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Netherlands


Terms and Conditions

By participating in the TAFU Teen Nature Photography Competition 2023, organized by the Teens and Friend United Nature Conservation Organization (TAFU), you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions. Your participation in the competition signifies your agreement to be bound by these terms. TAFU reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

Competition entry
  • No entry fee
  • You agree that if you are a winner or commended photographer you will take part in and cooperate fully with reasonable publicity and to the use of your name and photograph in such publicity, for example, the publication of photograph(s) with your name on TAFU’s website and TAFU social media platform.
  • By entering the competition, you agree to the provisions of these terms and conditions and to comply fully with them.
  • The competition is open to anyone age 13-19 except those directly involved with the competition and judging (including their families and relatives).
  • If you are under the age of 18 you must have permission to enter from your parent or guardian. By submitting an entry for the competition, your parent/carer/guardian is deemed to have given such consent and to agree to the use of the entry as described in these terms and conditions.
  • The closing date for submissions is 15th of April 2023. All submissions received after this time will not be eligible. Please note that sending is not proof of receipt.
  • The Organisers cannot be held responsible for emails that do not arrive due to the entrant’s email security settings or restrictions placed by their Internet service provider or the size of the files attached, please use WeTransfer or such.
  • Your entry must be submitted digitally via the process outlined on our webpage: TAFU’s Teen Nature Photography Competition 2023 No other forms of entry will be accepted.

By submitting images to TAFU’s Teen Nature Photography Competition 2023, each participant confirms and guarantees that:

  • They are the sole author of each entered photograph and that it is their original work.
  • They possess copy right and the legal ownership and rights to the intellectual property of each image
  • They have the permission of anyone pictured in the image (or, where the image shows any persons under 18, the consent of their parent/guardian) for the usage rights required by TAFU and will indemnify TAFU against any claims made by any third parties in respect of such infringement.
  • They have not licensed or disposed of any rights in the image that would conflict with uses to be made by TAFU
  • They have received any necessary permissions from the owner(s) of objects including buildings included in submitted images for the usage rights required by TAFU and will indemnify TAFU against any claims made by any third parties in respect of such infringement.
  • TAFU have permission to use the imagery provided across their marketing channels as long as full credit is given to the image owner.
  • Photographs are judged anonymously by experienced nature and wildlife photographers. The judges award points for impact, originality, and photographic skill. The judges’ and contest administrators’ decisions are final.
  • If you are a winner or commended photographer you will take part in and cooperate fully with reasonable publicity and to the use of your name and photograph in such publicity, for example, the publication of photograph(s) with your name on TAFU’s website and TAFU’s social media. Copyright, however, remains with the photographer.
Submission requirements:
  • To ensure anonymous judging, images may not contain names, watermarks, text, logos, borders, or other differentiating marks. In addition, text that might identify the photographer cannot be entered in the title, location, or description fields. And finally, we will remove all metadata during the upload process to assure anonymity.
  • Photographs must be a minimum of 1MB and a maximum of 5MB in file size and should not have previously won any other photographic competition.
  • A maximum of 5 entries per applicant is allowed.
  • Entries that may have violated wildlife laws or animal welfare guidelines or were taken irresponsibly will be rejected.
  • Only non-cultivated plants are eligible.
  • Images of domestic pets, farm animals, native or exotic wildlife taken in zoos, sanctuaries, shows, fairs or similar locations will not be accepted.
  • Submissions should include location and species information (if known).
  • TAFU reserves the right to remove or refuse any entries from the competition for any reason at its discretion.
  • Contest organisers may ask for additional information regarding images or circumstances of creating images before finalising any of the top winners. RAW or original files, or original slides or negatives may be required for examination before finalising the award. If requested, the source images or other information must be provided within 48h of notification or the contending photo may be disqualified.
  • Entries must be submitted in digital form via email or Wetransfer and prepared to contest specifications. The original can be created by any human-capture photographic method – camera, mobile phone, tablet, film, etc – as long as files meet submission specifications. No AI generated images are accepted.

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