This is one of the two or three high profile competitions for nature photography. It is a multi-level entry systetm which makes it easier to enter than in the past when high resolution files including RAW files were required to enter. Now all that is needed for entry is a JPG file not exceeding 500K and entry is completed online. Images that make it into the next round will require the larger files, complete description and equipment details be provided.
The rules are simple: All photos must accurately reflect the subject matter as it appeared in the viewfinder. Nothing should be added to an image, and aside from dust spots, nothing should be taken away. Normal processing of RAW image files and minor adjustments to color and contrast are acceptable, as is minimal cropping. HDR and focus stacking are permitted as long as all manipulation is disclosed upon entry.
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