ThinkNature invites photographers from all over the world to join the NBS Photo Competition.

The subject of the photo should be a Nature-Based Solutions (NBS). The official definition of a NBS can be found at the EU website. Nature-Based Solutions combine natural processes, ecology and engineering in order to achieve societal goals. It is quite a challenge to give a clear description – that is why we like your imagination. These three questions could help in that process:


Why do we need more nature? Imagine for example climate change, unsustainable & unhealthy cities and degraded ecosystems.


How can we use nature? Where do you see the power of nature? Think about for example urban parks, social agriculture and floodplain restoration.


What will be the result of using more nature? Imagine among others clean air, sustainable economic growth and healthy people.


  • open to all photographers worldwide, beginners and experienced
  • entering the competition is free of charge
  • you are allowed to submit multiple photos
  • the topic is Nature-Based Solutions
  • send your photo before March 31st, 2018
  • prize: a GoPro Hero 5 Black or 500 euro in photo accessories (bodies, lenses, etc.)
  • best photos will be exhibited 16-18 May in A Coruña, Spain
  • the copyright on the submitted photo remains with you, however, you allow the EEA to use your photo (mentioning you as copyright holder)

Rules in detail

Download the full rules, terms and conditions HERE

For more information about the NBS Photo Competition, you can send an e-mail to:  [email protected]  


How to enter

You can enter the competition by filling in the form below.  Only digitally uploaded images can be entered. Mailed or shipped entries will not be accepted.

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