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To mark the 50th year of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the Natural History Museum in London is offering UK based artists, designers and makers a unique opportunity to win a £25,000 commission to design and create the trophies and medals for the 2014 prize-winners, and subsequent winners of this world renowned photography competition.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious wildlife photography competition in the world, championing the ethical discovery and enjoyment of the natural world through the power of photography. Each year, the competition’s jury selects images that capture the beauty, mystery, fragility and diversity of life on our planet.
Entrants are encouraged to look at the ethos and values of Wildlife Photographer of the Year in order to create a covetable and collectable trophy and medal design that reflects the prominence of the Awards. The winning design will personify the spirit of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, while also making reference to the Museum’s historic architecture and its commitment to the study of biodiversity, sustainability, and origins and evolutions.
Entrants will be asked to submit images and details of previous work; a description and images of the proposed designs for both the trophy and medal; and information regarding the manufacturing process and production costs.
The successful design will be decided by an independent panel of experts comprising representatives from the Natural History Museum, and the photography and design worlds.
There is no entry fee.
Open to artists, designers and makers, working in the United Kingdom.
The winner will receive £25,000 commission (approx. 42,000 USD) to design the Wildlife Photographer of the Year trophy.
The commissioned trophies and medals will be awarded at the Gala Awards in London in October 2014.