Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Description

Deadline
14th December 2017

Who may enter
The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers worldwide.

Description
The competition is organised by the Natural History Museum, London.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year calls on photographers worldwide to put nature in the frame. Whether you're young, old, professional or amateur, we'd like to see work that raises awareness of the beauty and fragility of the natural world.

The competition comprises an Adult Competition open to photographers aged 18 and over, and a Young Competition open to photographers aged 17 and under.

• Adult competition
There are 16 adult categories: [1] Animals in Their Environment; [2] Animal Portraits; [3] Behaviour: Amphibians and Reptiles; [4] Behaviour: Birds; [5] Behaviour: Invertebrates; [6] Behaviour: Mammals; [7] Plants and Fungi; [8] Under Water; [9] Urban Wildlife; [10] Earth’s Environments; [11] Black and White; [12] Creative Visions; [13] Wildlife Photojournalist: Single Image; [14] Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Photo Story; [15] Rising Star Portfolio Award (ages 18 to 26), [16] Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award (ages 27 and over).

• Young competition
Images can range from animal portraiture, action or behaviour, as well as the wider habitats of wildlife, to artistic interpretations of the natural world. They will be judged on their quality, style and originality. 

Entry fees
The Adult Competition: £30.
The Young Competition: entry is free.

Prizes

—— For photographers aged 18 or over ——

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
• £10,000, trophy and personalised certificate

Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award
• £2,500 and personalised certificate
• trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Photo Story
• £2,500 and personalised certificate
• trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Rising Star Portfolio Award
• £1,500 and personalised certificate
• trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Adult category winners
• £1,250 and personalised certificate
• trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Adult category finalists
• personalised certificate
• invitation to the awards ceremony in London

—— For photographers aged 17 and under ——

Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year
• £1,000, trophy and personalised certificate

Young category winners
• personalised certificate
• trip to London for awards ceremony

Young category finalists
• personalised certificate
• invitation to the awards ceremony in London

Website
Please visit http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/competition.html to learn more about the competition.