Snapshot Photo Contest

With our competition, we have invited amateur photographers to send us their most touching, impressive or funniest nature or animal picture. Tempting prizes from the traditional Basel photo house await the participants.

As part of the special exhibition 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' we gave amateur photographers the opportunity to present their best nature photography to a wide audience and to actively participate in a project of the museum. We show all the submitted pictures in the museum, where they complement the professional photos from the special exhibition. Snap Shot is a cooperation with the Fotohaus Basel and OLYMPUS SCHWEIZ AG.

Our external jury currently selects the ten best entries in three categories. The three first place winners can look forward to exclusive prizes. All award-winning photographs will be shown in a small exhibition in the museum.

The deadline for entries was February 2, 2020. The award ceremony and opening of the exhibition have been postponed until further notice.

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 will be displayed in digital form in the museum for the duration of the exhibition 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year'.

The ten best pictures from each category are displayed as an enlargement in their own exhibition as of 12 March 2020.

Jury

Melody Gygax
MAGNUM PHOTOS Switzerland

Natacha Salamin
Photographer

Romano Zerbini
Curator and Director Photobastei Zurich