Apply for the Pangolin Photo Challenge 2021

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Pangolin invites you to the 1st Annual Pangolin Photo Challenge! Participate now!

Pangolin Photo Safaris was born out of the principle that these days “Everyone Is A Photographer”. The Pangolin Photo Challenge is designed to help you keep your creative juices flowing and inspired throughout the year, and not just when you are on holiday.

The challenge is in four parts with the difficulty level increasing slightly as you progress through the challenge.

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Throughout the year Pangolin will be challenging you to get out and practice your wildlife photography skills. As wildlife photographers, the Pangolin shouldn’t just wait until they go on a safari; they should be photographing nature wherever they are.

This is your opportunity to join in the fun, improve your photography, and support Pangolin’s conservation initiative at the same time.

The Pangolin Photo Challenge 2021 is judged by The Pangolin Photo Hosts and 30 top international wildlife photographers. They will also be sharing exclusive content, advice, and photo tips with you throughout the challenge.

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There will be plenty of prizes up for grabs for the best images in each challenge, and overall portfolio prize, a people’s vote as well as a lucky draw prize, which you can win a safari, just for entering an image.

To join the challenge all Pangolin asks is that you make a donation (the amount is entirely up to you) to their non-profit organization, Pangolin. Africa, which is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the four African Pangolin species.

Selection Criteria:

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  • If you have entered all of the challenges throughout the year you will have a portfolio of four images – one from each of the challenges which will be submitted to the judges. Only portfolios containing four images will be considered for this prize.
  • During the course of the year, you are able to swap out images, for any of the challenges, if you feel you have taken a better image. The image will not be considered in retrospect for a challenge that has closed for judging but you can enter it as part of your portfolio for the grand prize at the end of the year. For example, if you took a fantastic picture of a bird (for the Birds of the World challenge) in the local park but you had already entered another image a week earlier from your garden the older image with the newer better photo with the older one
  • All submissions and the ability to swap out images will be closed on December 31st for final judging

This Pangolin Photo Challenge 2021 is divided into four challenges – Birds of the WorldBlack and WhiteMammal Behavior, and Creative Captures. One image will be allowed per entrant per challenge. You may enter the same image in different challenges but this will count against you if you are hoping to compete in the Grande Portfolio prize.

Location:

Online

 Benefits

4 x Challenge Winner Prizes: The winner of each of the four challenges will win the following-

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  • Five days at The Pangolin Chobe Hotel for two people. Valued over $4000
    • 4 nights at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel (Full board)
    • Twice daily photo activities in The Chobe (Photo Boat and Game viewer)
    • All meals and drinks
    • Advice and assistance from The Pangolin Photo Hosts
    • Afternoon image review and editing sessions
    • Airport pick up and transfers from Kasane Airport
    • All park fees, bed levies and taxes
    • A limited edition Pangolin Body Warmer

4 x Challenge Runner-up Prizes:

  • Pangolin Photo Safaris Voucher for $2000 + A Pangolin Body Warmer

4 x People’s Vote Prizes (one per challenge):

  • Pangolin Photo Safaris Voucher for $1000 + A Pangolin Body Warmer

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Winner of the Pangolin Photo Challenge 2021 Best Portfolio:

  • 10-day Chobe, Delta, and Kalahari Safari for two people. Valued at $20,000
    • 3 nights on The Pangolin Voyager Houseboat
    • Charter flights courtesy of Mack Air and Safari Air
    • 3 nights at The Pangolin Photo Camp
    • 3 nights at Ker and Downey’s Dinaka
    • Accompanied by a Pangolin Photo Host throughout
    • All meals, drinks, park fees, bed levies, and taxes
    • Limited edition Pangolin Body Warmer

1 Lucky Prize Draw – every image entered (max 4) is a ticket to the draw.: The winner of The Lucky Prize Draw wins-

  • Five days at The Pangolin Chobe Hotel for two people. Valued over $4000
    • 4 nights at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel (Full board)
    • Twice daily photo activities in The Chobe (Photo Boat and Game viewer)
    • All meals and drinks
      • Advice and assistance from The Pangolin Photo Hosts
      • Afternoon image review and editing sessions
      • Airport pick up and transfers from Kasane Airport
      • All park fees, bed levies, and taxes
      • A limited-edition Pangolin Body Warmer

 Eligibilities

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The competition is open to all amateur AND professional photographers aged 18 or over from any country in the world with the following two exceptions. You may not be:

  1. Employees of Pangolin Photo Safaris and their immediate relatives/household
  2. All Photo Safari Operators and Guides who make the use of Pangolin Photo Safaris properties and services

The Image submitted to the Pangolin Photo Challenge must adhere to the following conditions:

  • The submitted image must have been taken in 2021. The metadata of the file will be inspected to ensure qualification. The capture date will be published on the website along with the image.
  • All images should be a faithful representation of the original scene in the natural world. Composite images will not be allowed. Post-production adjustments can be used but excessive use will count against the image’s overall standing with the judges.
  • The judges may request the original image file for review when the shortlist has been completed. This will precede their judgment and declaration of the challenges and portfolio winners and runners up.

Please note. An image that has previously won a national or international nature photography competition prior to The Pangolin Photo Challenge will NOT be considered. If chosen as a winning image and later found to be in contravention of this rule it will be disqualified.

Eligible Regions: Open for all.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The whole participation is an online process. Please click on Apply Now to take part in the 1st Annual Pangolin Photo Challenge!

  • To take part in The Pangolin Photo Challenge you must first register. You will only need to register once to take part in all the 2021 challenges.
  • There is no charging entry fee to get involved in the Pangolin Photo Challenge. Instead, Pangolin asks that you make a contribution to their non-profit organisation Pangolin. Africa to support the work they are doing to protect the favorite animal there in Africa. The amount that you contribute is entirely up to you. Whatever you can afford. This is a global challenge and they realize residents of different countries can afford different amounts. No matter what that amount is, rest assured every penny will be spent on protecting and conserving the four African pangolin species.
  • Then submit your best image among the 4 categories.

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