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Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Competition – 50th Anniversary

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I have personally viewed the winning entries to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition at the Natural History Museum, London,  for more years that I can recall. It’s a fabulous competition and one that I look forward to each year. This year is more special than most, it’s the 50th anniversary of this competition. Essentially, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill and narrative excellence.

This is your chance to be a part of our future.
Take part in the 50th competition to be part of a much-loved competition that recognizes, rewards and celebrates the work of both emerging talent and established professionals worldwide. Take centre stage at the glittering 50th Wildlife Photography of the Year awards ceremony held within the iconic surroundings of the Natural History Museum. See your image premiered in the breath-taking exhibition at the Museum before it is then toured worldwide reaching an audience of millions. Enjoy extensive media coverage and the public exposure of your image through the WPY online community and much more…

Read the details below and to find out even more, go to the Natural History Museum page, here.

 

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The Adult Competition consists of ten (10) Single Image Categories and four (4) Special Award Categories:

(i) Mammals
(ii) Birds
(iii) Amphibians and Reptiles
(iv) Invertebrates
(v) Plants and Fungi
(vi) Underwater Species
(vii) Earth’s Environments
(viii) World in Our Hands
(ix) Black and White
(x) Natural Design
(xi) Special Award: Rising Star Portfolio Award
(xii) Special Award: TIMElapse Award
(xiii) Special Award: Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year Award
(xiv) Special Award: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio Award

Younger Age Groups

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There are three age groups categories as well as a special award for young entrants.

1. 10 Years and Under
2. 11-14 Years
3. 15-17 Years
4. NEW special interactive award: WILD-I – one submission per entrant of six still images and up to 150 words of text plus an optional 90 seconds of moving image

Entrants are required to report on the natural world in a way that is both creative and honest. Images entered must not attempt to deceive the viewer or misrepresent the reality of nature.

Prize Details

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Best Single Image: £10,000 and trophy

Adult category winner: £1,250 and medal and trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Special award: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Rising Star Portfolio Award winner: £1,750 and trophy, BBC Wildlife Magazine field assignment and trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Special award: TimeLapse winner: £2,000 and trophy and trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Special award: Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year Award winner: £2,500 and trophy and trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Best Portfolio winner: £7,500 and trophy and trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Adult category finalists – any position: certificate and invitation to the awards ceremony in London

 

Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year: £1,000 and trophy, two-day field workshop with an experienced photographer to explore technical and creative development

Young category winner: £500 and medal, be considered for grand title – Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, trip to London for awards ceremony, year’s subscription to BBC Wildlife Magazine and one-day WPY Academy

Special interactive award winner: WILD-I: £750 and medal, trip to London to attend the awards ceremony, year’s subscription to BBC Wildlife Magazine, Natural History Museum field assignment and one-day WPY Academy

Young category finalist: certificate, trip to London to attend the awards ceremony, year’s subscription to BBC Wildlife Magazine and one-day WPY Academy

ELIGIBILITY: Open to All

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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