GDT NEWS

  • 28.04.2017 / aus: Contests

    Dominik Janoschka is GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2017!

    During their annual general meeting last weekend, the Society of German Nature Photographers (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen - GDT) selected the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2017. The overall winner is once again a member of the GDT Group of Young Photographers: Dominik Janoschka from North Hesse with his photo "Birdies".

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  • 20.02.2017 / aus: Contests

    The countdown has started: Just a few days left to enter the competitions!

    ATTENTION: we will definitely NOT extend the deadline this year! Closing date is 1 March 2017 The time is running out: there are a few days left to submit your photos for the competition "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017" and the international "Fritz Pölking Prize/Fritz Pölking Junior Prize 2017". Join in! Don’t leave it to the last minute!

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  • 17.01.2017 / aus: Contests

    Contest "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017" now open

    It's time again! We are looking for the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017! For the third time, the contest offers a category for young photographers! Children and young people can participate free of charge in two age groups (up to 14 years and 15 – 17 years). There will be 25,000 EUR worth of prizes altogether of which the overall winner will receive 3,000 EUR in cash!

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  • 17.01.2017 / aus: Contests

    International Fritz Pölking Prize and Fritz Pölking Junior Prize 2017 now open

    In recognition of the photographic work of well-known photographer Fritz Pölking, the GDT in cooperation with publishing house "Tecklenborg" has launched the Fritz Pölking Prize and the Fritz Pölking Junior Prize in 2008. This award is presented within the context of the GDT contest "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year" and is awarded annually for extraordinary work in the field of wildlife photography. This may either be a special wildlife photography project or a portfolio of individual photographs. Judgement will focus on photographic performance as well as the overall conception, idea and creative execution. The winners will be awarded cash prizes of 2,000 EUR (FPP) and 1,500 EUR (FPP Junior)!

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  • 22.12.2016 / aus: GDT International Nature-Photo Festival in Lünen

    25 Years Lünen

    The 25th International Naturefotestival 2017 in Lünen will take place from 27-29 October.

    Start of the ticket presale: beginning/mid of July

    We wish you a blessed holiday season. May this Christmas bring you comfort, joy, peace and happiness to last throughout the coming year!

  • 15.12.2016 / aus: Contests

    Members’ competition „GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2017” now open

    The GDT’s internal competition “GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2017” is now open for entries. Find more information, the competition rules and access to online-participation on our competition page.

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  • 28.10.2016 / aus: Contests

    Audun Rikardsen from Norway is GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    Audun Rikardsen, who has already won this year's Fritz Pölking Prize, is also the overall winner of the competition GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 with his image "A breath in the polar night". This continues the course of success for the professor of biology from Norway.

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  • 24.10.2016 / aus: Exhibitions

    GDT EWPY 2016 at the Horniman Museum & Gardens

    For the first time the exhibition GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 will be showcased in Great Britain. The exhibition opening takes place on Saturday, 26 November at the Horniman Museum & Gardens in Forest Hill (South London). The exhibition will be on display until 15 January 2017, admission is free. Designed in the Arts and Crafts style, the Horniman Museum & Gardens was opened in 1901. It was a present by tea merchant and philanthropist Frederick John Horniman, who aimed at bringing the world to Forest Hill. The Horniman has specialised in collections of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments. Its galleries house 350 000 objects from around the world. (Photo: Sophia Spring)

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  • 22.09.2016 / aus: Contests

    Audun Rikardsen from Norway wins Fritz Pölking Prize 2016

    The Fritz Pölking Junior Prize 2016 goes to Quentin Martinez from France.

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  • 28.06.2016 / aus: GDT International Nature-Photo Festival in Lünen

    The ticket pre-sale for the International Nature Photography Festival 2016 just started!

    For the 24th time the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT) will open the doors to the International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen. An exquisite program invites photographers and visitors from all over the world to this most renowned festival of its kind in Europe: in addition to live presentations by national and international wildlife photographers, workshops, seminars and exhibitions, a small stage at the photo market with a series of product presentations and short talks on all things nature photography will provide ample opportunity to talk shop. An extensive photo market will offer information on the latest in camera technology as well as on tried and tested equipment. Welcome to Lünen!

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  • 12.05.2016 / aus: Miscellaneous

    New team at the board of management

    During the annual meeting of members in April 2016 the GDT has elected a new board of management for the next three-year term of office. President of the Society is Stephan Fürnrohr, who takes over from Michael Lohmann after three years in office (and six years on the board overall). Sandra Bartocha, who has been elected the new vice-president, was on the board before between 2007 and 2013. New members of the board are Florian Nessler (second vice president), Marc Hesse (treasurer) and Radomir Jakubowski (member of the board). On this occasion the GDT would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the outgoing members of the board Michael Lohmann, Marion Vollborn, Paul Kornacker, Ariane Müller and Eberhard Giese for their years of commitment for the GDT.

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  • 20.03.2016 / aus: Exhibitions

    Exhibition GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Schleswig Municipal Museum

    The current exhibition to the competition GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 will be on display 25 March to 22 May 2016 in the context of S-Foto Forum at the municipal museum in Schleswig near the Baltic Sea. Exhibitions covering the history of photography as well as special events showcasing the work of renowned contemporary photographers create extra emphasis in the museum's exhibition schedule. Images by Sebastião Salgado, Fritz Pölking, Frans Lanting, Britta Jaschinski, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, Steve McCurry, Jim Brandenburg, Georg Tappeiner, Norbert Rosing, David Doubilet and many others as well as the GDT have previously been on display in the old granary and former stable of the Gründeroth estate in Schleswig. Exhibition opening will be held 24 March 2016 at 7 p.m.

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  • 26.02.2016 / aus: Contests

    Deadlines extended!

    When the closing date draws near, things often get a bit tight - especially in combination with many nature photographers' itchy feet. Since we are well familiar with this, we have this year again extended our entry deadlines: participants of the competition GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 can now enter their images until Monday, 7 March. The Fritz Pölking Prize 2016 will be extended for a full month until 1 April. However, time is ticking away, so don't delay for too long!

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  • 02.11.2015 / aus: GDT International Nature-Photo Festival in Lünen

    GDT honours Stephen Dalton for pioneering work in the field of high-speed flash photography

    Within the framework of the international nature photography festival, the GDT honoured British photographer Stephen Dalton with the Fritz Steiniger Prize for his contribution to nature photography. The results of his experiments in high-speed flash photography and his subsequent publications were landmark events in the world of photography and caused a great stir worldwide.

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  • 23.10.2015 / aus: Contests

    Richard Peters from Great Britain comes out "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year"

    The overall winner of the prestigious competition "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015" is British photographer Richard Peters with his image "Shadow Walker". Peters was honored together with 80 other laureates at the opening event of the GDT International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen.

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  • 23.09.2015 / aus: Contests

    Bruno D'Amicis from Italy wins Fritz Pölking Prize 2015

    With a wonderful story on the world's smallest canid Bruno D’Amicis has convinced the jury of this year’s Fritz Pölking Prize. The Fritz Pölking Junior Prize 2015 goes to Connor Stefanison from Canada.

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  • 14.06.2015 / aus: GDT International Nature-Photo Festival in Lünen

    GDT International Nature Photography Festival 2015 - Ticket pre-sale started!

    For the 23rd time the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT) will open the doors to the International Nature Photography Festival in Lünen. Again an exquisite programme invites photographers and visitors from all over the world to this most renowned festival of its kind in Europe: in addition to live presentations by national and international wildlife photographers, workshops, seminars and exhibitions, a small stage at the photo market with a series of product presentations and short talks on all things nature photography will provide ample opportunity to talk shop. An extensive photo market will offer information on the latest in camera technology as well as on tried and tested equipment.

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  • 21.04.2015 / aus: Contests

    Klaus Tamm is GDT Nature Photographer 2015

    During their annual general meeting last weekend the Society of German Nature Photographers (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen - GDT) selected the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2015. Overall winner is Klaus Tamm from Wuppertal, Germany with an image of a marsh gladiolus in the Italian region of Tuscany. This makes a plant image the overall winner only for the second time in over 40 years .

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  • 09.03.2015 / aus: Exhibitions

    Exhibitions at Deutsche Bahn

    This year's exhibitions series GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 at Deutsche Bahn locations will start 10 March at Berlin Central Station. Presented in light boxes, the photographs will be true eye-catchers in the stations.

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  • 24.10.2014 / aus: Contests

    Neal Aldridge (Great Britain) wins "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014"

    The overall winner of the European competition run by the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT - Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen), is the British photo journalist, author and professional wildlife guide Neil Aldridge with his image "Living Rock Art".

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Dates 2017

Events

International Nature
Photography Festival 2017:
27 – 29 October 2017  

 

Competitions

GNPY 2017
(members' competition, GDT Nature Photographer of the Year) 
Online entry: closed. 
(Closing date was 1 February 2017)

GDT EWPY 2017
(GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year) 
Online entry: closed.
(Closing date was 1 March 2017)

FPP 2017 (Fritz Pölking Prize) 
Online entry: closed.
(Closing date was 1 March 2017)