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Join in the photo competition “ Treasures of Nature in Europe”!

Fifth prize, photo competition 2015: "The battle" by Thomas Hinsche
Fifth prize, photo competition 2015: "The battle" by Thomas Hinsche


A little family of brown bears in the light-filled conifer forests of Finland, duelling kingfishers, the many-coloured microcosm of the bark of a tree, radiant autumn woods wreathed in mists, and fungi with wild and wonderful 'hairstyles': Europe is home to an astonishing range of landscapes and forms of life.

We invite all nature enthusiasts to set out with their cameras and explore nature in Europe to capture the most beautiful motifs and striking experiences of nature in expressive images. There are rewards awaiting the winners among the participants in the form of trips and other attractive prizes.

The international nature photo competition was set up in 1995 by EuroNatur, the magazine natur and the NaturVision film festival. And since 2013 the competition has been sponsored by the water service company Gelsenwasser AG.

And this is what you can win:

  • 1st Prize: MINOX BL 8x44 – new generation of the BL binoculars made by MINOX with innovative HD glass.
  • 2nd Prize: Two days for two in the Wellness Hotel at Haltern am See “between heath and lake”  
  • 3rd Prize: Three days for two in Neuschönau, the gateway to the Bavarian Forest National Park
  • 4th Prize: Vostok Europe 5601058 GAZ 14 Limousine automatic watch 


The prize for entries in 5th to 12th place and a possible further prize awarded by the jury is a voucher to the value of 25€ to be chosen from the range offered at EuroNatur Service GmbH. Every winner will also receive a copy of the EuroNatur wall calendar “Treasures of Nature in Europe 2017”. The prizes are not granted in cash and recourse to courts of law is excluded.A selection of the best photographs will be presented in the autumn of 2016 in the Bavarian Forest National Park Information Centre at the exhibition “Fascination of Nature”. In addition, the twelve winning entries will be published in the magazine “Natur”, in the EuroNatur magazine, on the internet pages of the organiser as also in the large format EuroNatur wall calendar “Treasures of Nature in Europe 2017”.



How are photographs entered for the competition?

Participation is free. Please send your most beautiful pictures (a maximum of five photographs per participant in accordance with the conditions of participation) to

EuroNatur Service GmbH
Treasures of Nature in Europe 2016 photo competition
Konstanzer Straße 22
78315 Radolfzell


When is the final date for entry?
31st March 2016

Conditions of participation for the competition 2016 as pdf download (66 kb)  


The Jury 

Peter Laufmann, Editor of natur
Kerstin Sauer, Art Director at EuroNatur Service GmbH
Gabriel Schwaderer, Executive Director at the EuroNatur Foundation
Ralph Thoms, Director of NaturVision
Felix A. Wirtz, Head of Corporate Communication at Gelsenwasser AG

The names of the winners will be published from the middle of August 2016 on the EuroNatur website www.euronatur.org/photo. Written notification will be sent to prizewinners only.

We are looking forward to seeing what you discover!