Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Status: Closed to entry Opening date: 01 October 2017 Closing date: 14 December 2017 Winners chosen by: Judging panel
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Competition summary:

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is now in its 54th year, and is once again open for entries! Judges are looking for outstanding images that raise awareness of nature’s beauty and fragility, while also championing the highest ethical standards in wildlife photography. From intimate animal portraits to atmospheric landscapes, groundbreaking photojournalism to innovative technique. Get ready to join the legacy! Winners will be displayed at the iconic Natural History Museum and the exhibition tours both nationally and internationally.

Category details:

Adult Competition:
Animals in their Environment
Animal Portraits
Behaviour: Amphibians and Reptiles
Behaviour: Birds
Behaviour: Invertebrates
Behaviour: Mammals
Plants and Fungi
Underwater
Urban Wildlife
Earth’s Environments
Black and White
Creative Visions
Wildlife Photojournalist: Single Image
Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Photo Story
Rising Star Portfolio Award (aged 18-25)
Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award (aged 26 and over)

Young Competition: 10 years and under, 11-14 years, and 15-17 years.

Entry requirements:

The adult competition is for photographers aged 18 and over. The young competition is for photographers aged 17 and under. Entrants are required to report on the natural world in a way that is both creative and honest. Images entered must not attempt to deceive the viewer or misrepresent the reality of nature.

Entry fee:

Young Competition: Free
Adult Competition: One off entry fee of £30

Prize details:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner receives £10,000, trophy, and certificate and a trip to London for the awards ceremony.

Category winners receive between £1,250 to £2,000 prize money.

Young Photographer of the Year winner receives £1,000, a trophy, a certificate, and Canon Photography Equipment
Plus many more category prizes!

Terms and Conditions

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