Initiatives

2020 Winners & Finalists announced!

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BigPicture has recently launched two initiatives seeking to widen the world of nature photography: the Emerging Photographer Grant and Women in Wildlife Photography

Emerging Photographer Grant

This program awarded $2500 each to two young photographers, who are developing multimedia pieces with unique science perspectives. With guidance from the BigPicture team and individual mentorship from expert judges, the photographers’ projects will be displayed in future BigPicture exhibitions at the California Academy of Sciences.
Meet the grantees

Women in Wildlife Photography

BigPicture is committed to equalizing the gender imbalance in the field of nature photography. For 2021, we provided a 50% discount to women photographers in the last month of the competition. Going forward, we are looking for ways to make a broader impact. See resources, including a livestream conversation with our BigPicture jury chair and other prominent women in wildlife photography.
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