Win a 5-day luxury conservation Safari with Intrepid Travel

Our 1st annual photo contest is now open for entries. Enter your wildlife photographs and support extreme wildlife conservation with The Big Wild. Photographers retain rights to their work and have the option to donate images for a great cause. Your modest entry fee will help support The Big Wilds wildlife conservation efforts in partnerships with NGO’s, Foundations, on the ground Researchers, Scientists, Government’s and change makers around the globe, so enter your photographs, be a part of the solution—and good luck!

The Big Wild aims to give you the experience of a lifetime, while having the highest measurable impact in wildlife conservation. Join our photo competition and join us in this vital task.

Enter Competition


We are excited to announce the following four categories for entry in our 2020 contest:

  • Mobile: Nature, wildlife and caretakers outdoors photographed with a mobile device (phone or tablet)
  • Caretakers: Portraits & People caring for or connecting with wildlife
  • Underwater: Portraits and behavior
  • Wildlife from the earth and sky: Portraits and behavior

Entry Fee

Your fee helps support the Big Wild’s work to protect wildlife and wild places. There is no limit on the total number of images allowed.

  • Enter one photo for $20 donation
  • Enter up to 5 photos for $60 donation
  • Enter up to 15 photos for $100 donation


Grand Prize: Win a 5-day luxury conservation Safari with Intrepid Travel.

First Place: $1000 for the winner in each category.

Second Place: $500 for the winner in each category.

Honorable Mentions: Each will receive a posting on our social media outlets with credit to the photographer and potential usage from conservation organizations.

Submitting your entry

  1. First you must agree to Terms & Conditions.
  2. Upload your images and your details in a simple step-by-step process Make sure you have the details of the camera settings used, and your story from behind the lens.
  3. Pay your entry fee donation.

Additional Notes

  • You’ll receive confirmation by email once your entry is submitted.
  • Your entry will be judged against the other entries received and we will keep you in the loop by email.
  • Got a question? Please reach out to [email protected]
  • Need to check the fine print? Read our Terms & Conditions.


The Big Wild photo competition is owned and operated by The Big Wild. The competition is governed by the terms and conditions listed below.

Digital Manipulation

At the Big Wild, we appreciate artistic freedom. As long as all photographs and materials are taken by and owned by you, then we will accept all manipulations.

Entrant agreement

By entering the Big Wild photo competition, you agree to the following:

  • You took the images yourself
  • You own the rights to your images
  • You have received permission from people whom are depicted.
  • NO animals were threatened or harmed in taking your photographs
  • Upon request, the original, High res file of the images must be presented and failure to do so may result in disqualification.


  • All entries are subject to a donation fee as part of the submission process.
  • It is possible for a third party to pay for the submission fees.
  • All entry fees will be collected in USD.


  • Entries of images that have been submitted to alternative competitions are allowed.
  • Repeat entries are allowed as long as they did not win any prizes for that image previously with The Big Wild, they are subject to the entry fee.
  • Only entries that are submitted through the Big Wild photo competition portal will be qualified.
  • Entries are allowed in either landscape or portrait format
  • Entries must be smaller than 10 MGB
  • Entries must be in 1,200 Pixels wide or tall.
  • Entries must be free of all watermarks
  • Entries Must be JPEG format
  • Any violations of the Terms and conditions will result in disqualification
  • The competition is open to all ages, organization and submission from all countries and locations where it is lawfully permitted.
  • You do not need to be a professional photographer to enter


  • The entrant will retain the copyright of the entry
  • The organizer will retain the rights for each individual entrant
  • The entrant unconditionally grants The Big Wild the perpetual right to use an entered photograph for advertising, marketing and general promotion without compensation
  • The Big Wild agrees to give credit to the photographer when possible.


  • The judges will be appointed by The Big Wild and are subject to change
  • The judges reserve the right to outsource or appoint an assistant if necessary
  • The Judges will be utilized but are not limited to the following criteria:
  • Emotional draw, Visual impact, Technical difficulty, Lighting, Focus, creativity, Process, and more.


  • The entrant will retain the copyright of the entry
  • The organizer assumes no responsibility and no liability to any entries that offer incomplete information or either by error or submission
  • The organizer assumes no responsibility and no liability to any entrants that suffer issues or health risks during taking the photographs.
  • Any and all claims, actions or proceedings of any kind relating to the loss of income in respect to royalties, or fees to any entrant as a result of entering the competition
  • The entrant agrees to hold The Big Wild harmless from any and all claims, actions or proceeding


  • The Big Wild will maintain all personal information supplied during the entry of the Photo competition, and no information will be sold to a third party.


  • The first-place winners will receive a $1000USD check from the Big Wild
  • The second-place winners will receive a $500USD check from The Big Wild
  • The Grand Prize winner will receive a 5-night, luxury conservation safari including: Accommodation, food and beverages, all safari activities, park fees
  • The conservation safari is subject to varied locations and times
  • The Conservation safari will be forfeited if the grand prize winner has any reason for not travelling within the year or is unable to obtain proper documentation and permissions to travel, it is a non-transferable prize
  • Round trip air fair
  • Trip must take place within 1 year of the date given
  • No interest will be awarded for the cash prize
  • The organize reserves the right to add prized to the competition as needed.


  • The Big Wild Photo competition opens annually on the first of January and closes at midnight on the first on November PST in the USA.
  • No late entries will be accepted.
  • The winner will be announced in late December each year.

Enter Competition