South Australian Museum – Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year – Win a major prize of $10,000 cash PLUS a holiday

Competition prizes

Prize winners will be announced at the South Australian Museum on Thursday 25 August 2022.

Overall winner wins A$10,000 cash and a holiday prize generously provided by Coral Expeditions.

Other prizes:

each of the open category winners receives A$1,000 and the runner-up of each category receives A$500;

there is a A$1,000 prize for the best portfolio submitted

the Junior category winner receives A$300 and the runner up receives A$100; and

the People’s Choice winner receives A$500. (People’s Choice is voted by visitors to the exhibition at the South Australian Museum, announcement date TBC).

Cost of entry:

For the 2022 Competition, the cost of entry remains A$38.00 (includes GST) for the first image and A$22.00 (includes GST) for each subsequent image, or for Junior Photography, A$10.00 (includes GST) for the first image and A$5.00 (includes GST) for each subsequent image.

Online entry:

Entries can only be submitted online via the entry portal at, which is available only during the competition period

Entry into the Competition is open to all persons except staff and immediate families of: the Organiser; AG; Sponsors and people involved in the administration or judging of the Competition.

For Entries in the Junior section, the Entrant must be under 18 years of age as at the close of Entries for the Competition; Entrant must declare on the Competition’s online entry form that they have their parent’s or guardian’s consent to enter the Competition. For clarity, all Entries into the Junior Photography section must also comply with the criteria applicable to one of the other Competition sections.

All photographs must be taken in the ANZANG bioregion. For the purposes of these rules, the “ANZANG bioregion” means Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica (including the sub-Antarctic islands) and the New Guinea region. The region of New Guinea is limited to the west by the Wallace Line (the bio-geographical line extending between Bali and Lombok northward through the Makassar Strait between Borneo and Sulawesi). To the east the New Guinea region includes the Bismarck and Solomon Archipelagos and islands of the South West Pacific, with its eastern boundary formed by the International Date Line. Note that for the purposes of this competition, our definition of the Wallace Line does not include Huxley’s modification, and therefore the islands of the Philippines are not included in our definition of the ANZANG bioregion. Antarctica includes the Sub-Antarctic Islands, which for the purposes of this competition are those south of the Antarctic Convergence or Antarctic Polar Front.

Submission of entries:

Persons (Entrants) may only enter photographs in the Competition (Entries) between Monday 29 November 2021 and 5:00pm (ACDT) on Friday 28 January 2022 (Competition Period).

An Entrant may submit up to 4 Entries in each of the Competition’s sections. The same or substantially similar Entries should not be entered in more than 1 section of the Competition however a photographer may choose to enter an image as part of a Portfolio and as an individual submission.

The Competition’s sections are:

Animals in Nature

Urban Animals



Threatened Species


Our Impact




To enter, entrants must:

a) upload each Entry via the Competition’s online entry form at;

b) complete the Competition’s online entry form in English, including the following information:

the Entrant’s name and contact details (including full mailing address, email address, country and telephone number);

a brief title for the Entry;

a brief statement regarding when and where the Entry was taken (including, if the Entry was taken in a captive situation or in conditions that are unnatural, a statement to that effect and any details specific to the criteria of the relevant Competition section); and

the specifications of camera, lens, film (if applicable), ISO, f-stop and shutter speed for the Entry. (Note: for Portfolio entries only the details for one photograph need to be provided at the initial stage)

c) submit the entry fee which is calculated as follows:

for all Entries, excluding Entries for the Junior Photography section:

(1) $38.00 (including GST) for the 1st Entry; and

(2) $22.00 (including GST) for each additional Entry submitted at the same time; and

for Entries in the Junior Photography section:

(1) $10.00 (including GST) for the 1st Entry; and

(2) $5.00 (including GST) for each additional Entry submitted at the same time.

All Entries must be colour photographs except Entries in the Monochrome, or Junior Photography sections.

All Entries uploaded should be formatted to JPG file format, in sRGB colour mode, size no more than 1MB. Entrants are advised to ensure their image has sufficient pixels to present well to the judges. No concession by the judges will be made for poor quality files. A guideline is minimum 1200 pixels on the shortest edge.

IMPORTANT: Entrants who are selected for the shortlist must be able to provide their finished file at 3500 pixels on the longest side without interpolation. Files not meeting this size will be removed from the shortlist.

For full Terms and Conditions, please see the link below