Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2024: Final Call for Entries

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It’s the final week for submissions into the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2024 competition, and we’re here to get you excited about entering, if you haven’t done so already. 

Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2024

Entries close at 11:59 GMT this Sunday March 31st, so be sure to check your calendar in the lead-up to this weekend to ensure you don’t miss out; you could be the next Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2024.

As the Overall Winner, you could take home a cash prize of £1,250 alongside the coveted title.  

Why should I enter? 

Perhaps you’ve already entered, or maybe you’re still working on some final edits before submission. If you’re still deciding on whether to submit something, we want to encourage you to take the leap! 

Entering photography competitions can be a great way to gain exposure for your work and further your career. Success can be very beneficial and may provide extensive coverage to help get your name out in the world.

Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2024 Thomas Vijavan
Thomas Vijayan, Canada, took the Overall Prize in 2023 with this image.

In the past, Nature TTL POTY winners have been featured in prestigious publications such as The Times, BBC News, The Independent, and many more.

Entering this competition is also a chance for your work to be held up against images from all over the world.

More than 8,000 images were entered into the 2023 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year Competition to compete for the top prize, and the competition is open to all countries.

Prizes for Nature TTL POTY 2024

If the opportunity for exposure isn’t enough of an incentive, there are also plenty of prizes to be won.

This year’s prize fund comes to a total of £3,250, with opportunities to win in all eight categories of the competition and the youth award.

  • Overall winner – £1,250 cash
  • Category winners – £250 cash
  • Young winner – £250 voucher for camera equipment

Nature TTL POTY 2024 key competition dates

Entering Nature TTL POTY can also give you something to get excited about later in the year.

Here are some key dates to mark in your calendar for this competition:

  • 31st March 2024: Deadline for entries
  • June 2024: Call for high resolution files
  • Summer 2024: Winners are announced
Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2022
Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2022 was awarded to Dennis Stogsdill for ‘A Cat and Its Prize’.

How do I enter the competition? 

To enter the competition, login or register on the Entry Portal, where you’ll arrive at the competition dashboard. Entry credits can be obtained on the website for the adult competition. 

If you’re planning on entering the Youth competition you can enter up to 10 images for free, however, you must be 17 or under at the time of the competition closing.

What are the categories this year? 

There is a wide array of categories to choose from in this year’s Nature TTL POTY Competition. Whether you’re a landscape lover, a deep sea diver, a wildlife watcher or macro-obsessed, one of these categories will surely suit you. 

Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2024

Make sure you read the category descriptions carefully before entering to ensure that your photograph(s) are entered into the appropriate section. 

The Overall Winner (Nature TTL Photographer of the Year) will be chosen from the Category Winners.

  1. Wild Portraits: Focused on beautiful portraits of wildlife, this category is usually more “traditional.” Favoured by photographers who want to showcase an animal with a straight-forward portrait. 
  1. Behaviour: Photos that capture animal behaviour in the wild. This could be interactions between multiple individuals, or one going about its day and interacting with its environment.
  1. Urban Wildlife: An increasingly popular category of wildlife photography. This category focuses on urban wildlife photography and the increasingly urban world that we live in. Images should have an element of urban life alongside a wildlife subject. That could be a fox in a city setting, birds nesting on a wall, or something else.
  1. Underwater: This category focuses on the underwater world. This could be marine animals, as well as landscapes and macro beneath the waves.
  1. Small World: Macro and close-up photos can be entered here. This is both “traditional” macro photography as well as images of smaller critters in general.
  1. Landscapes: Photos that show off the beauty of our natural world through landscapes. ​
  1. The Night Sky: Stars, celestial phenomenon, and more. Anything space-related that focuses on the night sky should be entered into this category.
  1. Camera Traps: Camera traps are capable of capturing some incredible images. This category focuses on just that. Any type of camera trap is suitable for this category, from “off the shelf” Bushnells through to more advanced DSLR setups.
  1. Youth Award: Open to those aged 17 years or below on 31st March 2024, the winner will be crowned the Young Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2024.
Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2024
Lucy Monckton from the United Kingdom won the coveted title of Young Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2023.


Let’s take a look at some past Nature TTL POTY awarded images to get inspired! 

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The Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021 (Overall Winner) was Thomas Vijayan, with this incredible, unique image of an orangutan titled ‘The World is Going Upside Down’. 

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‘The Journey of a Moth’ by Tibor Litauszki from Hungary was awarded as the Category Winner of the Small World Category in the NTTL POTY 2022 competition. 

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Simon Biddie from the United Kingdom was the ‘Wild Portraits’ Categroy Winner in the 2023 competition for this dynamic image of a male California sea lion. 

nature ttl photographer of the year 2024

The Landscape Category Winner in 2022 went to this incredible moment, titled ‘Nature Fights Back’, and captured by Bertus Hanekom from South Africa.

nature ttl photographer of the year 2024

The 2022 Night Sky Category Winner was awarded to Josselin Cornou from France for this dreamy shot; ‘The Top of Australia’.

nature ttl photographer of the year 2024

‘Ice Bear’ by Geoffrey Reynaud (France), took home the Camera Trap Category Winner award in 2022.

nature ttl photographer of the year

Rowan Dear from the United Kingdom took home the Underwater Category Winner Award with this awesome jellyfish shot, taken in Sydney. 

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This ‘City Hare’ captured by Jan Piecha, Germany, was the Urban Wildlife Category Winner in 2022. 

In conclusion

Be sure to read the Nature TTL POTY rules before entering, and check their FAQs if you have any questions. You can also email [email protected]if you are still unsure. 

Good luck from Nature TTL to everyone entering this year! It can be a very rewarding experience to submit your work to a competition, but just remember, even if you don’t win this year – there’s always next year! 


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