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British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014 - Call For Entries

1st February 2014

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The 2014 competition is open from the 1st February.

www.bwpawards.org

See Previous winning entires in the Photo Gallery - link at top left.

Your chance to win a prestigious award, with cash prize of 5,000 and reach millions through national exposure. Help raise awareness about British wildlife and celebrate our natural heritage. Winners and commended entrants will have their work showcased in a touring exhibition and stunning book, and will be invited to an exclusive Awards ceremony, hosted by Naturalist and TV Presenter Chris Packham.

The overall prize fund worth up to 20,000 includes products from lead sponsors Canon and Sky.

The British Wildlife Photography Awards were established to recognise the talents of photographers practising in Britain, whilst at the same time highlighting the great wealth and diversity of Britains natural history. Now in its sixth year, this highly acclaimed and unique wildlife photography competition has captivated millions across the nation with outstanding and beautiful imagery. It is a celebration of British wildlife as well as a showcase for photographers and videographers, both amateur and professional.

Categories

Images from every aspect of British wildlife are eligible. For instance marine life, animal behaviour and urban wildlife; also botanical subjects and the hidden secret world that lies in the undergrowth.

BWPA are delighted to announce two new categories;

British Nature in Black and White. This category covers all aspects of British wildlife including all animal species, all botanical subjects, underwater worlds and landscapes.

School British Wildlife Photography Award (up to 18 years of age)
The more we encourage young people to explore our countryside the more likely it is that the next generation will help to protect Britain's habitats and wildlife. Any aspect of British Wildlife is eligible. There are no specific categories and all species will be considered.
Entry is Free.
http://www.bwpawards.org/categories/school-category

Wildlife in HD Video sponsored by Sky+HD
In addition to still photography there is a great opportunity to capture wildlife in action and win an amazing prize.
This special Award for wildlife in HD Video will be awarded to the most inspirational and dynamic film (up to ninety seconds), which clearly illustrates the special power of moving images as a medium for capturing British Wildlife.
Be inspired by the video winner and commended entries in 2013.
http://www.bwpawards.org/categories/wildlife-in-hd-video

Young Peoples Awards WildPix / BWPA sponsored by RSPB Wildlife Explorers

Entry is free for all young photographers. http://www.bwpawards.org/page/young_awards

The Awards and Prizes
http://www.bwpawards.org/c/competition/prizes-and-awards

1. Overall Winner, British Wildlife Photographer 5,000

2. Winner of Wildlife in HD Video
Skys top TV package and a 3DTV
Plus a Canon XA - 20 Professional Camcorder, ideal for all sorts of professional content creation.

3. Category Winners will receive these 3 Canon products:
Canon Powershot S120 digital compact camera
Canon LEGRIA mini digital creative camcorder
Splash proof case for LEGRIA mini camcorder

4. Portfolio Winner Documentary Series.
The winner receive the above three Canon prizes plus a Canon Pixma Pro 1
Printer

5. Portfolio Winner British Seasons Portfolio
The winner will receive these 5 products from Pramo:
Halcon Jacket
Pjaro Trousers
Torres Jacket
Torres Trousers
A Satori fstop bag and Internal Camera Unit

6. The Young Peoples Awards WildPix / BWPA
Young British Wildlife Photographer (12 - 18) 500
Young British Wildlife Photographer (Up to 11) 300
7. The School British Wildlife Photography Award

1,000 worth of photography and IT products.

Dates

The competition is open until 3rd May.

Awards Ceremony

All winners, commended entrants and photographers who feature in the book will be invited to an Awards ceremony and launch of the traveling exhibition which will take place during September 2014 at the Mall Galleries, London. The Awards will be hosted and presented by Naturalist and TV Presenter Chris Packham.

The Sponsors
Canon, Sky, RSPB Wildlife Explorers, WWF, The Wildlife Trusts, City of London, CVP.Com, Countryside Jobs Service, Buglife, Pramo and Outdoor Photography Magazine.

Supporters

WildPhotos, WildEye, Wildlife -Film.com, Kristal Digital Imaging Centre, AA Publishing and Natural England.

If you want more inspiration from Caithness then check out the Caithness Biodiversity Photo Collection at -
http://www.caithness.org/nature/biodiversitycollection/index.htm

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