International Open Call: Nature Photographer 2024


Nature Photographer 2024 - Royal Blue Visual Arts Gallery-
Open Call: Nature Photographer 2024 – Royal Blue Visual Arts Gallery-

Entries for this Open Call are accepted until September 11, 2024.

The theme is open on NATURE.

🎨✨ Calling All Nature Photographers! ✨🎨

Attention all photographers! The prestigious *Nature Photographer 2024* competition is now open for submissions. This highly anticipated event invites photographers worldwide to showcase their talent and share their unique perspectives on the natural world.

Join the ranks of renowned nature photographers like Ansel Adams, known for his breathtaking black-and-white landscapes, and Frans Lanting, who is celebrated for his captivating colorful wildlife photography. Follow in the footsteps of Art Wolfe, whose stunning images highlight the diversity of life on Earth, and Cristina Mittermeier, a pioneer in conservation photography.

Whether you’re inspired by majestic mountains, serene forests, or the intricate beauty of wildlife, this is your chance to shine. Submit your best work in Wildlife, Landscapes, Macro Photography, or Environmental Conservation, and let your photography tell the story of nature’s splendor.


Events patrons:

Alex Colard Gallery, Art exhibitions in Stockholm, Charity Art Expo, Designer Magazine Stockholm, HIQU Art & Photo, Smultronik

Entries for this Open Call are accepted until September 11, 2024.

The Finalists’ Exhibition in Royal Blue Visual Arts Gallery: October 18-31, 2024.

The Finalists’ VR Exhibition online: October 23 – November 22, 2024 (minimum).

Entry FEE: €25 for applications until July 30,  or €30 for applications until August 20, or €35 for applications until September 11.

Additional cost: €15 Euro per each print & framing immediately after confirmation of participation.

Before you start applying, read the rules below and prepare the following:

  • An Artist’s statement/ BIO in a doc or pdf file.
  • Links to: website, Facebook, Instagram, NFT platform profile if you have one.
  • Up to 3 Photos: PNG, JPEG files, max 1 MB, and 1 link to the video (max 60 sec.) if you want to upload.
  • Captions: name_title_year.

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Open Call & Finalists Exhibition Conditions:

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1. Organizer: Royal B AB, owner of the Royal Blue Visual Arts Gallery.
2. Curator of the Exhibition: Mag Nilsson.
3. Gallery: Royal Blue Visual Arts Gallery, LM Ericssons Väg 1, 12636 Hägersten, Stockholm, Sweden.
4. Artist: Professional or Amateur Photographer over 18 years of age, with at least two years of artistic achievements.
5. Applicant: an Artist applying in this Open Call and having full copyright and other rights to the submitted Artworks.
6. Participant: Artist/ Applicant qualified to participate in the Finalists Exhibition.
7. Artwork: Photographs created in 2023-2024.
8. Exhibition – an event with specific conditions related to this application in the Royal Blue Visual Arts Gallery in Stockholm.
9. VR Exhibition – 3D/Virtual Reality Exhibition online.
10. Entry Fee:

25 Euro for applications until July 30,

or 30 Euro for applications until August 20,

or 35 Euro for applications until September 11.

Additional costs: 15 Euro per print & framing immediately after confirmation of participation.

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Open Call & Exhibition conditions and dates:

1. Sending an application is not tantamount to qualifying for the Finalists Exhibition.

2. An applicant may submit up to 3 Artworks.

3. Applications:

Applications will be closed by September 11, 2024, and emails confirming participation will be sent no later than September 15.
Only applications completed following the guidelines, with the required attachments, and with the paid Entry Fee will be considered.

4. Artworks:

  • Up to 3 files for printing and framing for exhibition in the Gallery. After the end of the exhibition, the prints will be destroyed.
  • The subject is nature photography, such as landscapes and plants, but if third parties, trademarks, other elements, or, e.g., cartoon characters with a registered trademark are presented in the images, the Artist must have appropriate written consent or license.
  • Artists take full responsibility for any possible abuse of the rights of third parties and companies.
  • The Artist submits files up to 1MB. Files could be saved in the RGB color model with 16-bit.
  • Artworks do not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law, and the Artist takes full responsibility for it.
  • The Artist confirms that no people or animals were harmed or manipulated in creating the Artworks.
  • The Artist agrees to fully indemnify and hold the Gallery harmless from any royalties, fees, and other amounts payable to any person or company because of the Gallery’s and the Artist’s use of the Artwork and/or violation of any law.

5. Decisive factors:

1/ In the evaluation of Artwork and qualification for the Finalists’ Exhibition

  • Subject, message, context, idea.
  • Relationship: emotion/mood/feeling.
  • Composition.
  • Technique and style.

2/ By the decision of the Contest Jury, a maximum of 40 Artworks from all entries will be qualified for the Finalists’ Exhibition, min 1 printed Artwork from each Finalist.

The Jury’s decision is irrevocable, although in justified cases, e.g., after detecting a violation or failure to comply with the provisions of the contest regulations or a breach of the law, the Jury may disqualify the Participant and offer this place to another Artist.

6. After qualifying for the Finalists Exhibition, we will contact Apliccants via email:

The Artist will be asked to immediately email the file selected by the Jury according to the suggested printing guidelines included in the email.
In addition, we ask the Participant to send a photo of the Artist’s image and a short BIO of up to 300 characters for marketing and promotional purposes.

Suppose the Gallery does not receive a response, appropriate materials, and information from the Applicant within the deadline specified in the email. In that case, they will not be able to consent to participation in the exhibition, the participant will be disqualified and could be replaced by another applicant, or the artist’s works will be presented only in a virtual exhibition.

7. Vernissage of the Finalists’ Exhibition: October 18, 2024, at 18.30. During the opening, all Participants will receive Finalist Certificates.

8. Participants absent during vernissage may collect the Certificate any other day of the Exhibition. If the Artist does not collect the Certificate, we will email or share a digital version on Facebook.

9. Finalists’ Exhibition: Collection of Artworks

The print will be ready for collection without a frame. The black frame and white passe-partout are temporary solutions for the Exhibition’s duration and remain in the Gallery.
Artworks not collected on November 4-6 , 2024 (12:00-18:00) will be treated as abandoned and will destroyed, recycled or donated by the Gallery to a charity, e.g., for children.

10. Artworks printed by Gallery:

  • The file should be prepared for printing and emailed to the Gallery after qualifying the Artwork for the Finalists’ Exhibition, preferably in JPEG, TIFF, or PNG format, 300PPI, in print size from A4 to A2 and RBG color profile. Details of preparing files for printing will be agreed upon individually.
  • The Artist accepts this depending on the technical parameters of the files or the Gallery’s decision; the prints will be made in one of the following sizes: A4, A3, or A2 on photographic or Fin Art Paper.
  • Regardless of the proportions, the image will be appropriately entered into the ratios of the paper and the margin without cropping. For consistency of exposure, size of white margins will be determined by Curator of Exhibition.
  • If the files for printing are not correctly prepared, the Gallery will do it automatically without any additional arrangements with the Artists.
  • The Gallery prints are of high quality. The Gallery has calibrated equipment, ICC profiles, a high-quality pigment ink printer (12 colors including 4 shades from black to gray and Chroma Optimizer for a smooth gradient.), and Photo and Fine Art Papers.
  • The Artist can manually sign and describe the Artwork before the Exhibition.
  • For the Exhibition’s duration, the Artwork will be framed in a black frame with a white passe-partout.
  • The Gallery makes every effort to ensure that the printing effect is consistent with the expected one. Still, the Artist acknowledges that some deviations may occur, e.g., due to differences in computer equipment and individual files settings.

11. The Gallery does not charge a sales commission in this Open Call. Customers interested in purchasing artwork are referred directly to the Artists.

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1. The Organizer has valid Gallery insurance and exhibitions insurance at The responsibility of the Organizer is at the level of insurance. The amount of the “Reduction” is on the side of the Participant who suffered a possible loss.

2. The Gallery is equipped with the VERISURE monitoring system.

§ 4

Final arrangements:

1. Entry Fee is non-refundable in the event of cancellation. All applications are processed on an ongoing basis.

2. The Organizer reserves the right to change or not change the promotional or marketing content created before the Participant’s resignation, containing the Participant’s name, if it will involve costs or any loss for other Participants or the Organizer, such as withdrawing the advertisement from printing or payment for changes in the design and/or production of new materials.

3. In unforeseeable situations, when the Exhibition is canceled due to the Organizer’s fault, and if it is impossible to change the Exhibition date, the Organizer declares to return the Entry fee to the Participants. In such a situation, Participants are not entitled to any compensation.

4. The Participant agrees to participate and to use the name, nickname, and likeness of the Artist and the submitted Artworks for the Exhibition for advertising and promotional purposes regarding the Open Call and the Exhibition and future events as a portfolio of Gallery projects without additional remuneration.

§ 5

In matters not covered by these regulations, please contact Gallery.

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This Agreement shall be governed by and constructed by the laws of Sweden.
Any not resolved amicably dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of or in connection with this contract, or the breach, termination, or invalidity thereof, shall be referred to Mediation, and if not effective, then to a Swedish court of general jurisdiction and the Stockholm District Court (Stockholms tingsrätt).
The language to be used in Mediation and Arbitration proceedings shall be English.