The world of photography is spinning at high speed. An international competition – which, in addition, is happening online – must adapt to that speed. The »heartbeat of nature« organizer and partners are aware of this and have, as a result, set new content and formal priorities for this third 2016 edition.
This is an unusual competition, with emotional images that aim to express the beauty of nature. Landscapes, animals, plants – touching, entertaining and informative. »heartbeat of nature« also means that for this global online photo competition critical photography has a higher significance. The intention is to show images that reflect aspects of the threats to and need to protect species and their habitat. In nature, good and evil often lie side by side, giving rise to photographs with high content value.
Clear measures are important. For »heartbeat of nature« 2016, we have chosen ambassadors from among internationally renowned wildlife and nature photographers, to accompany and support this competition. Their task is to set an example with their own photography and their commitment to the environment. The choice of »heartbeat of nature« ambassadors is a measure we've taken to build trust, and to guarantee the reliability and promise of quality.
Prizes + Public's Choice + Public Ranking increase the tension. The 2016 »heartbeat of nature« competition will be decided by an independent jury of experts. New this year, the exciting public voting. Everyone can take part and choose their current favourite, with the possibility to follow the up-dated outcome on the ranking list. The world première of the interactive image show will be at »photokina – world of imaging« 2016.