GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2020

Competition Rules & Participation

All Infos

The competition rules are available for download:

GNPY 2020 members competition rules (PDF)

Entry deadline was February 1st 2020 at midnight (CET)!


New from 2020- please notice!

Dear members,

at the start of the competition GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 we would like to draw your attention to two modifications. On the one hand, we have decided to refrain from sending postal entries in the future. In recent years, fewer and fewer members have made use of this option. Participation is therefore only possible online. If in exceptional cases it is not possible for you to participate online, please contact the competition manager Marc Hesse (

 A second modification concerns the submission of multi-exposures. GDT has long been considered a pioneer in terms of acceptance and awards for creative image ideas. Nevertheless, a lot has changed in recent years in terms of camera technology, which distorts the original intention of this method. Photographers are taking pictures on different days and places and are mounting them in-camera, processing them to RAW images. Recognizing these "montages" requires more and more attention in the judging process and they also contradict the idea that pictures are taken at the best time and directly on location.

Since we want to show authentic and ethically impeccable pictures in our competitions, we will in future only allow this technique in Category 6 – Nature’s Studio. For this category it is still valid that the pictures have to be taken at the same place and at approximately the same time, and that the picture resulting from the combination of two or more single pictures should not mislead the viewer.


The GDT Board

Online participation

The participation for 2020 is finished.