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Deadline: 2nd June 2011
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: Young photographer £5 / Adults from £10

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British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011

The competition opened on 1 February 2011, with a prize fund of up to £20,000. The British Wildlife Photography Awards in 2011 are your chance to win a prestigious photography award and cash prize of £5,000.

The British Wildlife Photography Awards were established in 2009. The key aims of the Awards are to:

  • Recognise the talents of photographers practicing in the UK, while at the same time highlight the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history.
  • Celebrate British wildlife, in all its beauty and diversity, through a collection of inspirational photographs.
  • Showcase the very best of our nature photography to a wide audience and engage all ages with evocative and powerful imagery.
  • Encourage discovery, exploration, conservation and enjoyment of our natural heritage.
  • Raise awareness about British biodiversity, species and habitats.
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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The winning pictures and best entries will be included in a touring exhibition across the UK and a stunning coffee table book, published by AA publishing.

Adult Competition: The title of British Wildlife Photographer is given to the photographer whose single image is judged to be the most striking and memorable of all the entries. The photographer of the overall winning image is awarded a first prize of £5,000.

Adult categories: The prizes for each of the adult categories will have a total value around £1,000. Each category prize includes: (or equivalent)* Canon PowerShot G12 Camera * Canon Pixma Pro 9000 MK II Printer * RSPB Binoculars

Video award: Canon LEGRIA HF S21 High Definition Digital Camcorder (value £969.00).

Young Awards:There are three special awards to encourage participation by young people, schools and youth community groups * Young British Wildlife Photographer (Up to 11 years old) £300 * Young British Wildlife Photographer (12 to 18 years old) £500 * The British Wildlife Photography Award – for Schools, Youth and Community Groups is given to the group submitting the portfolio judged to be the most memorable, striking and best set of themed images.

The prize for the best school youth or community group is Serif Design Suite - value £3,000. A copy of the Serif Design Suite for each of the contributors (£149)* which contains five software titles covering; graphics, photo editing, digital video, DTP and web design. The school or organisation will receive a 50 user license on the Serif Design Suite (£2,199) and a Digital Video camera (£149) ELIGIBILITY: Worldwide Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Entrants retain the copyright to images submitted. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition, you grant BWPA and its sponsors and supporters a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the images for any purpose directly connected with the competition.

This may include, but is not limited to: inclusion in a book of winning and commended images; display at exhibitions; display on a web browser for judging purposes; on the BWPA website and on the websites of sponsors and supporters; for use in press releases to be distributed to national, regional & specialist press giving information about or promoting the competition.

Entrants also agree that the organisers can sub-license images to the media for reproduction in connection with the competition and exhibition only.

BWPA will make every reasonable effort to ensure that name credits are given to any photograph published in any medium.

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