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Jury 14th edition - 2018

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    Photographer and journalist, Sergio has French and Italian double citizenship. He is a National Geographic Creative contract photographer. He covers nature, conservation and wildlife stories. On assignments he has traveled in more than 80 countries. He won the NPPA – National Press Photography Association “Best of Photojournalism 2016 – Environmental Category”. He is a Nikon School Master Photographer.


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    Richard is a UK based wildlife photographer and Nikon Ambassador with a passion derived from watching natural history documentaries as he grew up. Now, his images have won him accolades in multiple worldwide competitions, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year and being named the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. His photos and writing are published regularly and he runs many one-to-one workshops and photo safaris.


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    His underwater photos are widely published and exhibited. They have attracted many awards, including regularly in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. In 2013, he was the overall winner of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and in 2017 won the Underwater category of Oasis. He has previously judged many contests including WPY, BWPA, GDT/European WPY and the Underwater Photographer of the Year.


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    The wildlife and the creative world aroused feelings and emotions which lead to the discovery of nature photography as a permanent link to his own lifestyle. A particularly intimate vision summarized within the concept of: “The Art of Creation is the Art of Nature”. Overall winner in Photo-Montier, Glanzlichter, Memorial Maria Luisa and more than 200 recognitions in the most prestigious international contests including WPY, GDT, Asferico, Nature’s Best, Oasis PhotoContest, etc…

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    Emmanuel is a Filmmaker, Producer, Director of Photography and Photojournalist dedicated to inspire people to care about our Planet. Specialized in big cats around the world, his films and photo story have been broadcasted and published by many organizations like BBC, National Geographic or WWF. He lives in Lyon, France.


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    Javier Aznar is a Spanish biologist and professional wildlife photographer. He is a National Geographic Creative Photographer. He is a member of the Emerging League Program of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). He has received awards in international competitions such as the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Oasis, Asferico, GDT among others.


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    Petersburger became the first Hungarian who could publish a feature story in the National Geographic. The number of copies for his scientific documentary publications is over 70 million! He won many notable awards. He also had the possibility to work with Jane Goodall and Sir David Attenborough, who came first to film in Hungary because of Peteresburger’s work. Moreover, he had success in sales, marketing, market research and event management.


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    Biologist graduated from the University of Padua, Scientific Director of the Parco Natura Viva and President of the ARCA Foundation, he works on conservation projects, both ex situ and in situ, integrating them with educational activities and naturalistic divulgation. He has coordinated a master’s degree in wildlife management, dedicating himself to high-level training for biologists, veterinary surgeons and naturalists.