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Csaba Daróczi Becomes Best Hungarian Nature Photographer for the Eighth Time

Hungary Today 2024.04.09.
Winner of the grand prize, Csaba Daróczi.

The Hungarian National Museum hosted one of the country’s most prestigious nature photography events on April 5. The full house event brought together hundreds of nature photographers, conservation professionals, institutions, and nature lovers, writes Turizmus.com.

In addition to the award ceremony and exhibition opening, the evening was also a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Magical Hungary photo contest, which has become one of the most prestigious photography competitions in the country. The competition is unique in that it is not held once a year, but every year for nine months in several categories.

Besides the monthly competitions, at the end of the year, the photographers can also win the Hungarian Nature Photography Grand Prize and the accompanying Golden Crane statue.

On of the entries by the winner, Csaba Daróczi: Family network (Családi hálózat). Photo via Facebook/Varázslatos Magyarország

In fifteen years, Hungarian nature photographers have entered more than 45,000 photos, and this year’s field was very strong. Including the winners of the nine categories, the nature photographers who received the highest scores from the professional jury this season were also announced.

The most successful photographer of the season, the winner of the Hungarian Nature Photography Grand Prize, and the owner of the Golden Crane statue that embodies the prize, was Csaba Daróczi for the eighth time, with László Hargitai in second place and Tibor Litauszki in third.

Csaba Daróczi: Forest fable (Erdei mese). Photo via Facebook/Varázslatos Magyarország

Guests also had the opportunity to admire the exhibition of 175 photos by 69 artists. The exhibition featured the portfolios of the first three winners of the Hungarian Nature Photography Grand Prize, as well as the winners of the various categories. The exhibition presents a representative selection of the magical natural world of Hungary’s ten national parks.

Csaba Daróczi: Animals of the forest series (Az erdő állatai sorozat). Photo via Facebook/Magyarország 365

The exhibition “From the works of the Hungarian Nature Photography Grand Prize” will be open in six venues over the next year:

  • Hungarian National Museum: April 5 – May 31, 2024
  • Hungarian Agricultural Museum: June 6 – August 11, 2024
  • Kölcsey Center, Debrecen – Flower Carnival – Botanica Festival: August 17 – September 15, 2024
  • Hungarian Natural History Museum: September 16 – November 17, 2024
  • Flesch CenterAgora of the Szigetköz, Mosonmagyaróvár: November 18 – December 18, 2024
  • evosoft Hugary Kft., Infopark: December 19, 2024 – February 28, 2025.

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Via Turizmus.com, Featured image: Facebook/Varázslatos Magyarország

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