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The online  competition was opened from 1st of May 2017 at zero hour to 10th of June 2017 at midnight.

We had 8 categories covering the subjects and sceneries from the natural world as well as artistic expressions and the relationship between human and nature.

We had the highest prizes ever this year, 3.500 euro.The overall winner in General Edition obtains a reward of 3.000 euro in photographic gear. The winner in Young Edition (born after 1996) will get a reward of 500 euro in photographic gear or books.



We are so grateful to PHOTOPILLS APP as they have sponsored the competition prizes. 



More than 2.000 images have been submitted from 14 countries, being Finland, Poland and Spain the most participative countries. Birds, landscape and artistic are the categories with more pictures presented, more than 300 in each of them. By associations the most participative has been the Finnish Nature Photographers Association, close followed by the Polish Nature Photographers Union ZPFP and also AEFONA from Spain.



Per Finn Nielsen. Denmark.

Chris Gomersall. UK.

Clay Bolt. USA.



We had two dedicated volunteers to manage the competition, Maruchi and Vicente,who have done a GREAT JOB. Without their assistance it couldn´t have been done. We all should thank them for this. Those are their words:


“We want to highlight the quality and respect for nature of this competition. We had a high number of entries although it was restricted to IFWP members. From our point of view the quality standard of the submitted images has been very good and so the selecting and judging process has taken a long time, as they reviewed and evaluated all the pictures. Our work as managers has been very much helped by the digital platform Pixall, a tool easy for both, participants and managers, intuitive to control all data and photos, the juries decissions and the real status of the cometition in every stage. The relationship with the juries has been very constant and they have always been at disposal for any request, small difficulties have found a fast solution.

We want to thank the work and keen accesibility of the jury and also the help from José Pesquero as Pixall platform developer.”

Maruchi and Vicente.



We thank José Pesquero and his platform for competitions online Pixall for the great help holding our IFWP 2017 Wildlife Photograph of theYear: 



An indoor exhibition has been produced and will be shown in the 37th IFWP congress in Bocairent, Valencia, Spain.

We have produced an audiovisual with the four finalist per category to be hold in Vimeo and shared. 





C1 – Landscapes. Jyrki Lehto. Autumn colors.

C2 – Birds. Óscar Díez. Shadows in the saline.


C3 – Mammals. Ingrid Vekemans. Baby Gorilla.

C4 – Invertebrates. Roman Korlaga. Sieckolorov.

C5 – Other Animals. Waldemar Gras. Anguis fragilis.

C6 – Vegetation&Fungi. Elisabeth Liljenberg. Forest dweller.

C7 – Artistic&abstract. Hakan Liljenberg. Silouette.

C8 – Human &Nature. Anna Liisa Pirhonen. Fox cub.

Young Edition. Lasse Kurkela. Autumn morning.






2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year Competition. Adult Edition:

Óscar Díez. Spain. AEFONA.

Shadows in the saline. Cash prize 3.000 euro.



2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year Competition. Young Edition:

Lasse Kurkela. Finland. FNPA Soumen Luonnonvalokuvaajat

Autumn morning. Gear and booksprize 500 euro.


























From our council we congratulate all the participants, the category winners as well as the overall winners.