02 February 2015

Click, click, snap - photographs anyone?

British Wildlife Photography Awards competition now open



The 2015 Competition is now open for entries  

Your chance to win a prestigious award, with a 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 in London.
The overall prize fund worth up to £20,000 includes products from lead sponsors Sky and Canon.  

The awards recognise the talents of photographers practising in Britain whilst also highlighting the great wealth and diversity of British natural history. A celebration of British wildlife as well as a showcase for photographers and videographers, both amateur and professional.

There are sixteen separate categories including animal behaviour, urban wildlife, habitat, animal portraits, marine life, the hidden secret world that lies in the undergrowth and a special award for wildlife in HD Video. Also two junior categories and a school award - to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography. 
CJS is pleased to be sponsoring the botanical category once again.  Plants and landscapes are much more our thing than moving animals - we're a bit short on patience (not to mention time) to capture anything other than a passing blur! Those of you who do have our utmost admiration.
Find out more about all the categories here: http://www.bwpawards.org/categories

If moving images are more your thing (we're not talking blurs here, unless it is a deliberate one of course!), then this category will be the one for you: 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. Be inspired by the video winner and commended entries in 2014. http://www.bwpawards.org/categories/wildlife-in-hd-video

And of course we can't leave out the youngsters, for all the budding photographers have a look at : Young People’s Awards  WildPix / BWPA, sponsored by RSPB Wildlife

Chris Packham, Naturalist and TV Presenter said "Each year the British Wildlife Photography Awards generates an incredible catalogue of splendid, exciting, imaginative and artistic images, proving beyond doubt that we have the richest palette of life to celebrate in our own backyard. Anyone passionate about protecting and preserving wildlife will be inspired by the British Wildlife Photography Awards, which in its sixth year has done more than any other award to raise the profile of British wildlife. 

So what are you waiting for?

www.bwpawards.org 

(just you haven't noticed that address yet....)

For inspiration, this is last year's overall winning entry, isn't it wonderful.
The Tourist by Lee Acaster