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by Maggie Gowan of British Wildlife Photography Awards
1 February 2014

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The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014

A Celebration of British Wildlife

The 2014 competition is open from the 1st February.

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 Britain’s 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.

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.

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. www.bwpawards.org/categories/wildlife-in-hd-video

Henry and the Waxwings from BWPAwards.
WILDLIFE IN HD VIDEO – Liz Musser, “Henry and the Waxwings” (Fair Isle, Shetland, Scotland)

Young People’s Awards WildPix / BWPA sponsored by RSPB Wildlife Explorers
Entry is free for all young photographers. www.bwpawards.org/page/young_awards

The Awards and Prizes

1. Overall Winner, British Wildlife Photographer £5,000
2. Winner of Wildlife in HD Video
Sky’s 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 Páramo: Halcon Jacket, Pájaro Trousers, Torres Jacket, Torres Trousers, A Satori fstop bag and Internal Camera Unit.
6. The Young People’s 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.


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, Páramo and Outdoor Photography Magazine.


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

Also see: BWPA 2013 Winners Announced! and Highly Commended Films at the BWPAwards!

The 2013 overall Winner

BWPA Coast and Marine and overall Winner - George Karbus for In the Living Room
George Karbus, for his image of a dolphin surfing entitled “In the Living Room”.

Highlights of all the 2013 commended HD Video entries:

BWPA Highlights of Commended Wildlife in HD Videos 2013 from BWPAwards.

View all the winning Images, video and selection of highly commended entries here: www.bwpawards.co.uk

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

The British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 4 showcases the very best entries from the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013. This stunning coffee table book is a celebration of British wildlife as captured on camera by today’s best amateur and professional photographers. The book is available here: www.amazon.co.uk

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