Snapshot Photo Contest

Have you taken a touching, impressive or funny nature or animal picture? Send it to us and win a tempting prize from the traditional Basel Fotohaus.

As part of the special exhibition 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' we give amateur photographers the opportunity to show their best nature photography to a broad audience and to actively participate in a project of the museum. We show all submitted pictures in the museum, where they complement the professional photos from the special exhibition.

Our external expert jury selects the ten best entries in each of the three categories. We honor these award-winning pictures in a small exhibition and exclusive prizes await the top three of each category.

The contest is supported by OLYMPUS SCHWEIZ AG.

Dates
Submission deadline: Sun, 2 February 2020
Award ceremony: Wed, 11 March 2020

Image Upload
Link to upload photo

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