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by Maggie Gowan of British Wildlife Photography Awards
1 February 2017

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The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

A Celebration of British Wildlife

CALL FOR ENTRIES

The 2017 Competition is Open for Entries

Your chance to win a prestigious award, cash prize of £5,000 and opportunity to 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 £20,000 prize fund includes the latest camera kit from lead sponsor Canon.

BWPA 2017


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.

Categories

There are fifteen 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 - to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.

Wildlife in HD Video

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 2016: bwpawards.org/videowinners2016

BWPA 2016 HD Video Winner - 'Spring on the River' by Liam Marsh
Still from "Spring on the River” by Liam Marsh

Young People’s Awards WildPix / BWPA, sponsored by RSPB Wildlife Explorers.

Entry is free for all young photographers with two age groups.

The Awards and Prizes

1. Overall Winner, British Wildlife Photographer: £5,000
2. Wildlife in HD Video Winner: Canon XA30 Professional Camcorder
3. 8 Category prizes: Canon’s flagship mirrorless camera, the EOS M5 with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens.
4. The Young People’s Awards WildPix / BWPA
Young British Wildlife Photographer (12 - 18) - £500
Young British Wildlife Photographer (Up to 11) - £300

BWPA 2016 HD Video Winner - 'Spring on the River' by Liam Marsh
Still from "Spring on the River” by Liam Marsh

The Sponsors

Canon, RSPB Wildlife Explorers, WWF UK, The Wildlife Trusts, Buglife, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Manfrotto, Wildlife Worldwide, Shetland Nature, Paramo, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Wild Arena.com and Countryside Jobs Service.

Supporters

Natural England, Wildeye, Wildlife-film.com and Kristal Digital Imaging Centre.

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.

Dates

The competition is open until 3rd June 2017.

The 2016 Wildlife in HD Video Winner


Spring on the River from BWPAwards

2016 WILDLIFE IN HD VIDEO WINNER – “Spring on the River” Liam Marsh
Sound by Harrison Marsh
Otterhead Estate, Blackdown Hills, Somerset

The 2016 overall Winner

BWPA 2016 Overall Winner - ‘Hitchhikers’ of a Lion’s mane jellyfish, is by George Stoyle
“Hitchhikers” (Lion’s Mane Jellyfish) St Kilda, off the Island of Hirta, Scotland by George Stoyle ©

“I was working on a project to assess the current biological status of major sea caves around some of the UK’s most remote islands. At the end of one of the dives I was swimming back to the boat when I came face to ‘face’ with the largest jellyfish I’ve ever encountered. As I approached cautiously I noticed that a number of juvenile fish had taken refuge inside the stinging tentacles”, George Stoyle.

Highlights of all the 2016 commended HD Video entries:


BWPA Highlights 2016 from BWPAwards.

Also see: BWPA 2016 Winners Announced!

Contact:
Maggie Gowan
British Wildlife Photography Awards
Email: mail@maggiegowan.co.uk
Website: www.bwpawards.co.uk

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