SUGi x NAVA Photography Contest 2023
SUGi x NAVA Photography Contest 2023
SUGi x NAVA Photography Contest 2023
Rewild our eyes and show us the ways you connect to Nature.

The SUGi x NAVA Photography Contest begins at 12:00 pm UTC on May 19, 2023 and runs until 12:00 pm UTC on June 30th, 2023.

The SUGi x NAVA Photography Contest is open to everyone, with the exception of employees and board members.  Family and household members of employees and board members are ineligible to enter the contest.

The SUGi x NAVA Photography Contest is free to enter.

Image Rights

Contest participants retain ownership and all other rights to their submitted photographs.  participants agree to the following upon entering the contest: each entrant grants SUGi & NAVA a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, and display submitted images directly relating to the contest in all media throughout the world in perpetuity.  This includes and is not limited to SUGi & NAVA websites, social media, and any promotional/marketing materials.  Any usage of photographs will always carry the photographer's credit line.

Participant Ethics & Guidelines

By submitting a photograph to The SUGi X NAVA Photography Contest, participants represent and warrant that:

  • The photograph is their original work to which they own the copyright.

  • The photograph does not violate the rights of any third party.

  • The photographer must not have breached any laws when taking their photograph.

-The image is a photograph created using a camera.  No AI images will be accepted.

  • No baiting of wildlife has occurred; participants agree to maintain the highest standard of ethical wildlife photography.

  • Caption information submitted with the photograph is accurate and true.

Verification of Image

Potential winners must be able to provide a high resolution digital file upon request from the jury.  This file will be used to prove ownership of the image.  Winners who do not fulfill this requirement will be deemed ineligible.

Date of Photography

There is no time/date restriction on when the image was taken.

Prior Photo Contest Submissions

Photographs previously submitted to other photo contests are eligible for entry.

Submissions Limit

There is no limit to the number of photographs entrants can submit.

Image Guidelines:

Before submitting any images to the contest, please read the below to ensure your entry is compliant with our guidelines:

File Naming:

  • Name the image file by your last and given name followed by the photo title (for example: SmithJane_SumatranTiger.jpg).

  • Please no symbols or blank spaces in your file names. 

Image Captioning:

Please submit caption information along with your images.  Caption's should include the following:

            - Description and/or backstory.

            - Location.

            - Species name, if applicable.

Image Specifications:

  • Images must be submitted in digital format through the SUGi x NAVA Photography contest platform.  Scans of negatives are permissible as long as they are good quality.

  • Images must be in JPG/JPEG format.

  • Images should be a minimum of size of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a maximum of 7,000 pixels on the longest side.

  • No watermarks of any kind.

Winner Notification

Winners will be announced online on August 4, 2023.  Potential winners will be notified ahead of this date to obtain a verified file of the image.  If you are contacted as a potential winner, you are required to keep that information confidential; no posting about the potential win on social media or any other public/private announcement of any kind.


Cash prizes will be awarded in US dollars.  The prize structure is as follows:

Grand Prize winner: $4,000

People & Nature: 1st place $500 2nd place $250

Urban Wildlife: 1st place $500 2nd place $250

Landscape: 1st place $500 2nd place $250

Underwater: 1st place $500 2nd place $250

Wildlife: 1st place $500 2nd place $250

Climate: 1st place $500 2nd place $250

Conceptual: 1st place $500 2nd place $250

People's Choice: 1st place $500 2nd place $250

Any questions?

Please feel free to contact us.

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