Dates

04.06. – 09.08.2020

Sponsors

Fotohaus Basel
OLYMPUS SCHWEIZ AG

Jury

Melody Gygax
MAGNUM PHOTOS Switzerland

Natacha Salamin
Photographer

Romano Zerbini
Curator and Director Photobastei Zurich

Photo exhibition

As part of the special exhibition WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, we invited amateur photographers to send us their most touching, impressive or funniest nature or animal picture. All submitted pictures were presented at the museum.

Our external jury selected the ten best photographs from three categories. All award-winning images can be seen in a small exhibition in the museum from June 4 to August 9, 2020.

The SNAPSHOT competition was carried out in collaboration with the Fotohaus Basel and OLYMPUS SCHWEIZ AG. Amateur photographers had the opportunity to present their best nature photography to a wide audience and to actively participate in a project of the museum.

Categories

Category 1 (K1)
Children see nature (for 5-12 year olds)

Children have a special eye for nature, animals, plants and landscapes. All conceivable motifs from nature are welcome. Zoo and farm animals are allowed in this category. Excluded are pets and mounted animals.

Category 2 (K2)
Animal portraits / Animals in their habitat / Animal behaviour 
Farm animals are allowed. Excluded are pets, mounted animals and zoo animals.

Category 3 (K3)
Plants, landscapes and other natural phenomena

Prizes

Category 1 (K1)
Children see nature (for 5-12 year olds)

1st prize: Olympus TG-6 (waterproof camera)
2nd prize: gift card CHF 200.- for the Fotohaus Basel
3rd prize: giftcard CHF 100.- for the Fotohaus Basel

Category 2 (K2)
Animal portraits / Animals in their habitat / Animal behaviour 
1st prize: Olympus OM-D E-M5 III with 14-150mm lens
2nd prize: gift card CHF 300.- for the Fotohaus Basel
3rd prize: giftcard CHF 200.- for the Fotohaus Basel

Category 3 (K3)
Plants, landscapes and other natural phenomena
1st prize: Olympus OM-D E-M5 III with 14-150mm lens
2nd prize: gift card CHF 300.- for the Fotohaus Basel
3rd prize: giftcard CHF 200.- for the Fotohaus Basel

All images that comply with the guidelines have been displayed in digital form at the Museum for the duration of the exhibition 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year'.

The ten best pictures from each category are displayed in their own smal exhibition.