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GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 – open for photographers residing within Europe and for GDT members and Fritz Pölking Prize 2013 – open for photographers worldwide
Closing date for both entries: 1st April 2013
Take part in this year’s contest “GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year” (GDT-EWPY 2013)!
As every year the 'Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen' (GDT) invites all amateur and professional photographers from all over Europe to participate in this contest. The main object of the contest is to illustrate the high quality and the specific style of European wildlife photography by excellent pictures from Europe and all over the world and to promote general awareness for nature conservation through the means of photography.
There will be cash prizes of 500 € resp. 250 € for the winners as well as the runners-up of each category. The overall winner will receive 2 000 € in cash provided by CANON. The winning photographs of the contest will be presented to the public for the first time in an exhibition at the festival in Luenen. After the festival the exhibition will be shown at various venues in Germany, France, Spain and other European countries. All photographers whose pictures are selected will receive the exhibition catalogue as well as free tickets for the International Nature Photography Festival in Luenen.
Photographs can be entered in 8 different categories (Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Plants + Fungi, Landscapes, The Underwater World, Man and Nature, Nature’s Studio).
In recognition of GDT founder member Fritz Pölking, who died in 2007, this prize will be yearly awarded by the publishing house “Tecklenborg” in cooperation with the GDT within the context of the contest “GDT EWPY”. This prize will be awarded for extraordinary work in the field of wildlife photography. This may either be a special wildlife photography project or a portfolio of individual photographs. The winner will receive 2 000 € in cash donated by Tecklenborg.
The Fritz Pölking Junior Prize offers young photographers up to 25 years of age the possibility to win 1 500 € in cash (donated by Tecklenborg publishing house) as well as a merchandise voucher worth 500 Euros (donated by AC-Foto).
Closing date for both awards is 1st April 2013. Entry conditions and further information are available at the GDT office (Karen Korte, phone: +49 (0)431 – 906 63 64, eMail: or at
International Nature Photography Festival 2013
The 'International Nature Photography Festival 2013' of the GDT will be held October 25th - 27th 2013 as usual in Luenen. The programme as well as further information will be available by the end of May at the GDT office or at
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