The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is now in its 53rd 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.
15th December 2016
Animals in their Environment
Behaviour: Amphibians and Reptiles
Plants and Fungi
Black and White
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.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner receives £10,000, trophy, and certificate.
Young Photographer of the Year winner receives £1,000, a trophy, a certificate, and Canon Photography Equipment
Plus many more category prizes!
Young Competition: Free
Adult Competition: One off entry fee of £30
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.