This highly acclaimed competition is now open and ready to receive your entries. Take a camera outside and bear witness to the marvels of our natural world.
The British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) was established to recognise the talents of photographers practising in Britain today, while at the same time highlighting the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history.
Now in its sixth year, this unique wildlife photography competition has captivated the public with its outstanding and beautiful imagery.
It is a celebration of British wildlife, as well as a showcase for photographers and videographers – both amateur and professional. Natural England has supported the competition every year in different ways since 2009, and BWPA continues to raise the bar in setting a high standard for British wildlife photography.
There is a wide range of categories, including two new ones, covering every aspect of British wildlife. There is an opportunity to enter a short wildlife film using HD video, plus a special awards category for young people.
- New category: British Nature in Black and White
- New category: School British Wildlife Photography Award (up to 18 years old)
- Animal Portraits
- Animal Behaviour
- Urban Wildlife
- Hidden Britain
- Coast and Marine
- Wild Woods
- Botanical Britain
- Close to Nature
- British Seasons
- Documentary Series
- Wildlife in HD video
- Young People’s Awards WildPix / BWPA
With a prize fund of up to £20,000 and the overall winner receiving a cash prize of £5,000, winners and commended entrants will also have their work showcased in a touring exhibition and published in a stunning coffee table book. The awards ceremony and launch of the exhibition will take place at the Mall Galleries in London in September 2014. The awards will be hosted and presented by naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham.
For details about how to enter, a full description of categories, shooting tips and terms and conditions, visit BWPA’s website and follow @BWPAwards. The closing date is 3 May 2014.
The competition is sponsored by: Buglife, Canon, City of London, Countryside Jobs Service, CVP.Com, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Páramo, RSPB Wildlife Explorers, Sky, The Wildlife Trusts and WWF. It is supported by: AA Publishing, Kristal Digital Imaging Centre, Natural England, WildEye, Wildlife-Film.com and WildPhotos.
Image are under copyright © Fox, by Samuel Morris