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The British Wildlife Photography Awards recognise the talents of photographers practising in Britain, whilst at the same time highlight the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history.
Now in its sixth year, this highly acclaimed and prestigious competition has captivated the nation with outstanding and beautiful imagery. It is a celebration of British wildlife as well as a showcase for photographers. With twelve separate categories the subject matter covers everything from marine life and animal behaviour to creepy crawlies and urban wildlife.
The competition is open to any photographer worldwide, but all images must have been taken in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.
Images can be of native or migrant wild species, or non-indigenous species that reside permanently in the UK. Subjects photographed in a studio setting or a captive environment are eligible provided this information is supplied when submitting images. Domestic pets and farm animals are not eligible, nor is exotic wildlife photographed in British zoos, safari parks or similar locations.
Entry fees: from £5 for single image to £35 for up to 40 images.
Young photographers aged 18 and under may enter the Young People’s Awards - up to 4 images free.
The competition is open to professional photographers, amateurs, young and old, and any nationality. Everyone is eligible.
With a prize fund of £20,000 (approx. 30,600 USD), and £5,000 cash for the overall winner, winners and commended entrants will have their work showcased in a national touring exhibition and stunning book.
Moreover, there are two special awards to encourage participation by young people:
• Young British Wildlife Photographer (Up to 11): £300
• Young British Wildlife Photographer (12 - 18): £500