Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2010
Now in its 46th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has become the international measure for great wildlife photography. It plays a crucial role in raising the profile of wildlife photography and stimulating an awareness of nature conservation, and the winning pictures are seen by millions of people around the world.
There are several exciting changes to the competition this year, among them a brand new special award, called Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year, for the best portfolio of striking pictures that tell a powerful story.
A few other things have changed, too – captive animals are no longer allowed – so don’t forget to read the rules properly.
Other categories to enter include : Animals in their Environment, Animal Behaviour, Underwater World, Animal Portraits, In Praise of Plants, Urban Wildlife, Nature in Black and White, Creative Visions of Nature, Wild Places (stitched images allowed in this category only), Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife.
• Mark Carwardine, (Chair) zoologist, writer and photographer
• Richard Edwards, Director of ARKive, Wildscreen
• Colin Finlay, Head of Image Resources, the Natural History Museum
• Daisy Gilardini, nature and wildlife photographer
• Rosamund Kidman Cox, editor and writer
• Doug Perrine, marine wildlife photographer
• Patricio Robles Gil, conservationist and photographer
• Sophie Stafford, editor, BBC Wildlife magazine
• Stefano Unterthiner, wildlife photographer
• Solvin Zankl, wildlife photographer
Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award
Whose going to be the next Fergus Gil? If you are 17 years or younger, this is the competition for you. You can enter pictures of any wild animals, plants or landscapes. Wildlife close to home that you know well or have easy access to may be your best subjects. The judges have been particularly impressed by the standard of images being produced by many young people recently, so come on, lets give the adults a run for their money!
The three categories are:
10 years and under
The winning photographer will receive £500 and a day out with a well-known wildlife photographer. Category winners will receive £250 and runners up £100.
How to enter
• enter online - visit our website for rules, categories and FAQs
• images must be digitally captured or scans of transparencies
• RAW files or original transparencies will be requested, and must be supplied if an image reaches the final round of judging
• translations of the rules are available online in Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
• entry fee: £20 (Adult competition)
• entry to the Young competition is free
• closing date: Friday 5 March 2010
Read more from Mark Carwardine, Chair of the Judging panel, in his Foreword.: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy-entry/comp-foreword.jsp
More on the competition categories:: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy-entry/Categories.jsp
Enter on line by visiting the website at:: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy-entry/index.jsp