The 2022 competition is split into two main sections; Professional and Enthusiast. Within those sections, there are several categories available for entry. You can see the full list of categories below.
From elephant shrews to elephants, from honey badgers to bats. This category calls for photos that express the animals‘ character and share a unique insight into their individuality.
Showcasing the incredible diversity of birds. We are looking for unique images of South Africas amazing array of birdlife. From the most common garden birds to the rarest of species, we want to be wowed!
ANIMALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Evoking atmosphere and a sense of place – with the habitat as a major element of the picture. We are searching for images that portray the importance of the environment and ecosystems that sustain the wildlife within them.
The blue planet: 71% of its surface is covered by water. Oceans, rivers and lakes accommodate an infinite abundance of life. This category gives us an insight into a hidden world with its animals, plants and habitats both in fresh and salt water.
BLACK AND WHITE
We are searching for unique, inspired, and beautiful that showcase the amazing style of black and white photography. judges will be looking for creativity and innovation in the use of the medium.
The photography in this category can range from the cultural landscape at our doorstep, to remote regions all across South Africa.
Young South African POTY awards are given to the photographers whose images are judged to be the most striking and memorable. Free to enter, it is Open to those aged below 18 years before 1st January 2023. The images can be of any subject from the above categories captured in South Africa.