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The NATURE'S BEST
 concept began with simple yet dynamic goals: to celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature through the art of photography, and to use this far-reaching medium as a creative tool for encouraging greater public interest in outdoor enjoyment and conservation stewardship. The annual Windland Smith Rice International Awards program evolved from this ambitious mission to become one of the most highly-respected and visually compelling nature photography competitions in the world. More than 26,000 entries are received and judged in the Awards competition.


2019 Windland Smith Rice International Awards 

ENTER BY 11:59pm EST FEB. 28 

Entry details in the Guidelines PDF.  Winners selected in these 10 categories:


AFRICAN WILDLIFE • BIRDS • CONSERVATION STORY  • LANDSCAPES  • OCEAN VIEWS 

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE • POLAR PASSION • SMALL WORLD • WILDLIFE • VIDEO  


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Do you have a Nature's Best user account?  You will be able to use this account to enter all NBP contests. "My Account Dashboard" will show up in the top right of this website homepage to help you manage your account. Log into your account to enter contests. Your info will be saved for current and future contests. Use your "Dashboard" tool to quickly access your account home "welcome" page where you can see and manage your contest entries and find links to open contests. You will not be able to view past entries or contests. Prepare your imagesSave COPIES of your photos as low-resolution RGB ".jpg" files that are no smaller than 500KB at 72ppi. Sizes will vary and should be about 1000-2000 pixels on the longest side. NEED HELP? Awards@naturesbestphotography.com 

View the Galleries to see past winners.

2018 Windland Smith Rice Awards

View the Awards videos below from the print exhibitions (set videos for best HD quality).

NBP AWARDS VIDEOS