Grand prix

The Grand Prix of Hungarian Nature Photo

Magical Hungary, in the twelfth year of its existence, with the recommendation of the Ministry of Agriculture -responsible for the professional supervision of the national park directorates-, established a prestigious award to recognise that the photographer, with a year-long hard work and continuously proving his talent, earned the place of the competition’s best. MH awards the Grand Prix of Hungarian Nature Photo to the photographer who gained the most outstanding result of the contest season, for his extraordinary achievement in Hungarian nature photography. The award is embodied in the Golden Crane statue, that is awarded every year from 2022 to the photographers of Grand Prix as well as to the second and third place.

We believe that our nature photographers create lasting value and play a significant role in raising awareness to the protection of nature. With the Grand Prix of Hungarian Nature Photo, Magical Hungary thanks nature photographers for this.

 

Potyó Imre

I. placed

Potyó Imre

Imre Potyó is an environmental researcher, the colleague of Duna-Ipoly National Park Directorate and a nature photographer, holding numerous national and international awards. He is passionate about raising awareness, and has brought many people clo...

Imre Potyó is an environmental researcher, the colleague of Duna-Ipoly National Park Directorate and a nature photographer, holding numerous national and international awards. He is passionate about raising awareness, and has brought many people closer to nature through his pictures, lectures, articles, columns and guided tours. Previously, he worked as a researcher at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, where he was mainly involved in fish biology surveys on the Danube, amphibians, crustaceans and soil, and as a member of the MME, he carried out ornithological studies. His love for nature developed at an early age, and he started taking nature photographs 15 years ago. In the beginning, he was interested in almost everything, but in the recent years, he became obsessed with subjects that are less known, even to nature photographers. "Most of the time I explore my surroundings by myself, I often dream, experiment and wander a lot by night, mostly in the stream valleys of Börzsöny. I search for such new subjects that I haven't seen before, or only partially. I like close-ups with wide angle, daring perspectives and macro photography. I work as an environmental educator at Hiúz Ház in Királyrét, so I can be outside a lot. Photographing and sharing experiences are my passions."

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Szabó Irma

II. placed

Szabó Irma

It was rather late when Irma Szabó started to deal with photography more seriously, and at the beginning she was only trying herself in landscape photography. At one dawn, when for the first time, the landscape was covered by a pink mist, she felt as...

It was rather late when Irma Szabó started to deal with photography more seriously, and at the beginning she was only trying herself in landscape photography. At one dawn, when for the first time, the landscape was covered by a pink mist, she felt as if she had found herself in a tale. She was so taken by this morning's experience that she decided to deal with nature photography, of course only as a hobby (she works as an accountant). Her photographic palette became more colourful about five years ago, when her husband, and now fellow photographer, Géza Szabó fell in love with the genre too. Thus it's no problem for her to spend a couple of days in a hide, sleep on the floor at night or to get up at 3am in the summer. As a nature photographer, she spends a lot of time in nature. She is worried that many things have irrevocably changed by human impact and fears that the many wonders that surround us now cannot be seen for the future generations. Therefore, with her pictures she aims to present the beauty of nature and to pass on the moments she has experienced to others, so that they also can see how beautiful our planet is ¬¬, and within it our Hungary, and so that they too can realise that we should take better care of it.

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Török János

III. placed

Török János

János Török was born in Szeged in 1980. He takes photos since 2010, he worked as an intern at the daily newspaper ‘Délmagyarország’ in 2014, and in the meantime, he graduated from the Faculty of Applied Photography at the University of Szeged. He fou...

János Török was born in Szeged in 1980. He takes photos since 2010, he worked as an intern at the daily newspaper ‘Délmagyarország’ in 2014, and in the meantime, he graduated from the Faculty of Applied Photography at the University of Szeged. He founded Lucien Hervé Camera Club with his fellow photographer and was its secretary until 2015. His photographs have been published and exhibited in several countries. He is a member of the MAOE Photography Department. Since 2016 he is the photojournalist of Délmagyarország. He teaches visual communication to future journalists at the University of Szeged and in Budapest. In Sándorfalva, he founded the professional forum “Photo Week”, which offers exhibitions and lectures for photography lovers. He first started nature photography to practice compositions. A friend introduced him to the world of birds, and since then he has been photographing them as a hobby in Röpföld, created around his home, and in other locations too. As a photojournalist, he is captured by social issues and social portrayal, that can often be found in his nature photographs too.

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