Photo contest

Photo contest

Nature Photo Contest of Magical Hungary

Magical Hungary is the most prestigious nature photography contest and professional platform of the country for fifteen years now. Its aim is to grant Hungarian photographers a platform to have the chance to professionally develop and to continuously compete. 

The contest season lasts for nine month, where from April to December the photographers can complete in various categories. The contest primarily awaits for pictures that presents the natural beauty of our national parks as well as their wildlife. However, contestants have the chance to apply with their pictures taken outside our country or where human also appear. 

The pictures are evaluated by the professional jury each month, and every month prizes are awarded to the top three winners in each category. With the exception of the temporary categories, the works submitted to the Pictures from the Great World and Nature in Movement video contests, the contestant gets into the annual ranking list, based on the scores received for all of his competition images during the nine months. The first place of the ranking list wins the "The Grand Prix of Hungarian Nature Photo" at the end of the year and the Golden Crane statue. The second and third place photographers will also receive a statue, the second a silver statue, the third a bronze statue, as well as the first three winners of all categories will also receive awards at the annual award ceremony. 
From the most outstanding images of the contest, Magical Hungary annually publishes a photo album and organises a large-scale exhibition that is displayed in prominent exhibition venues across the country throughout the year.


Contest Categories in 2024


A. Nature Photos of Magical Hungary
    A.1. Natural Beauties of Magical Hungary
    A.2. Birds of Magical Hungary
    A.3. Other animals of Magical Hungary
    A.4. Magical Hungary from Compact View
B. Human Impact on Nature
C. We give knowledge – Pass it On! - National Geographic
D. Pictures from the Great World
E. Nature in Movement (video category) 

Temporary category: 
F. Our Wetlands – UNESCO HNC