01 February 2013

Cameras at the ready

So what's your photography like?  Can you capture fantastic pictures of Britain's wildlife? You can?  then what are you waiting for, the British Wildlife Photography Awards for 2013 are now open for entries.
Or are you like me and don't have the patience to capture that singular moment of brilliance or who just never have the camera to hand when something amazing happens. This year the BWPA have introduced a 'static' category of Botanical Britain (wild not cultivated please)  and CJS is delighted to be sponsoring this new category having passed our previous category of Habitat to the The Wildlife Trusts.

On your marks - get snapping!


The competition is NOW open 

Your chance to win a prestigious photography award and cash prize of £5,000. Winners and commended entrants will have their work showcased in a touring exhibition and stunning book. The overall prize fund worth £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 Britain’s natural history. Now in its fifth year, this highly acclaimed and unique wildlife photography competition has captivated the nation with outstanding and beautiful imagery. It is a celebration of British wildlife as well as a showcase for photographers, both amateur and professional.
Richard Benyon, Environment Minister comments on the winners of 2012.  “These photographs, as well as being aesthetically beautiful in their own right, are also a vital reminder of this nation’s greatest wealth”.
With twelve separate categories the subject matter covers everything from marine life and animal behaviour to creepy crawlies and urban wildlife. By popular demand we have introduced two new categories:
Old Atlantic Oak by Ian Paul Haskell
Botanical Britain - This category includes botanical subjects including: trees, plants, flowers, fungi and algae. Capture the essence, beauty and diversity of the botanical world, whether close-up, macro or as part of a wider scene.
Sponsored by Countryside Job Service.
Natural Details - The beauty of nature close up. For this category we are looking for innovation and creativity whether figurative or abstract and from any aspect of British wildlife – flora,  fauna and the natural environment. For example:  a study of wild flowers, shells on the sea shore, an insect’s wing, or patterns made by rock, ice, and water.
In addition to still photography there is a great opportunity to capture wildlife in action and win an amazing prize.
Wildlife in HD sponsored by Sky+HD  This special Award for 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.     http://www.bwpawards.org/page/hd_video