Biodiversity Photographer of the Year 2017


We are inviting amateur photographers to submit images that capture the drama and beauty of Ireland’s wildlife and landscapes.

The theme of the photo competition for 2017 is ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ to reflect the importance of biodiversity in the creation of sustainable tourism practices, and underpin the understanding of the role biodiversity plays in sectors such as tourism, forestry, fisheries and agriculture. By halting biodiversity loss, we are investing in people, their lives and their well-being.

We interpret this as relating to: nature in urban spaces, sustainable tourism, fishing, forestry and farming, habitats and species threatened by livelihoods, species that have adapted to development, initiatives to reduce biodiversity loss, and the celebration of biodiversity in all its forms.

Photographs entered must be consistent with the theme. All photos must be taken in the month of May and must be submitted by midnight on the 31st May 2017.

Please enter your photos by email to, with caption and short description (60 words max)

The winner will be determined by a judging panel whose decision is final.

The winner will receive €500, with second place receiving €200 and third place €100.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

NithishBiodiversity Photographer of the Year 2017