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Deadline: February 27th, 2015
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Varied Entry
Entry Fee: £30 for the adult competition, Young Competition is free to Enter

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

blue-aperture-blue-50-132897 Now in its 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. The competition is co-owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth – the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.

There is a major exhibition at the Natural History Museum that tours worldwide throughout the year. The winning images appear on this website, in BBC Wildlife Magazine and publications worldwide. As a result, the photographs are now seen by millions.

Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Reasons to enter the next competition
be part of a much-loved competition that recognises, 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…
Wildlife Photographer of the Year adult competition awards
1. Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Best Single Image
£10,000 and trophy
2. Adult category winner
£1,250 and medal
trip to London to attend the awards ceremony
3. Special award: Wildlife Photographer of the Year Rising Star Portfolio Award winner
£1,750 and trophy
BBC Wildlife Magazine field assignment
trip to London to attend the awards ceremony
4. Special award: TimeLapse winner
£2,000 and trophy
trip to London to attend the awards ceremony
5. Special award: Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year Award winner
£2,500 and trophy
trip to London to attend the awards ceremony
6. Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Best Portfolio winner
£7,500 and trophy
trip to London to attend the awards ceremony
7. Adult category finalists
certificate
invitation to the awards ceremony in London
Young competition awards
1. Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year
£1,000 and trophy
two-day field workshop with an experienced photographer to explore technical and creative development **
2. 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
one-day WPY Academy *
3. 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
one-day WPY Academy *
4. Young category finalist
certificate
invitation to the awards ceremony in London
year’s subscription to BBC Wildlife Magazine
one-day WPY Academy *
*One-day WPY Academy held in London during the week of the awards ceremony
**Two-day field workshop to be taken within one year of the awards ceremony

DISCLAIMER: The prizes are non-transferable. The Organisers reserve the right to substitute the whole or part of any listed prize with an alternative of equal monetary value (but the entrant shall not have any right to demand this). Please note that the prizes must be claimed within one year of the award ceremony unless otherwise specified or will be forfeited. ELIGIBILITY: All countries / All ages Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Ownership of the copyright in all images submitted to the Competition will remain with the copyright owner(s). The photographer will be credited. The entrant grants to the Organisers a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to reproduce, publish and communicate to the public in relation to the Competition and the Competition Exhibition and Touring Exhibition USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the Competition, the entrant grants to the Organisers (and the right for the Organisers to sub-licence those rights, including to BBCW) a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to reproduce, publish and communicate to the public by any means and exhibit their awarded image(s) and copies of their awarded image(s) in all media throughout the world in relation to the Competition and the Competition Exhibition and Touring Exhibition including (but not limited to) use as set out in Clause 7 and in the context of:

(i) judging the Competition;
(ii) display during the Awards, Competition Exhibition and Touring Exhibition;
(iii) publication in the Portfolio Magazine and/or similar;
(iv) publication in BBC Wildlife Magazine in relation to the Competition and/or Competition Exhibition and Touring Exhibition;
(v) publication on the Owners' Websites including within interactive elements associated with the Competition and/or Competition Exhibition and Touring Exhibition available for viewing or download from the Owners’ Websites;
(vi) promotional materials (including social media) relating to the Competition and/or Competition Exhibition and Touring Exhibition.

(7) The awarded images will feature in the Portfolio Book and the photographers will be paid the Organiser's standard fee. Other commercial opportunities may exist for awarded photographers to benefit from the use of their image. Where a commercial benefit is likely to arise, permission will be sought by the Organisers in advance. Examples include:

(i) publication on the cover of the Portfolio Book;
(ii) inclusion in merchandising associated with the Competition and/or the Competition Exhibition and Touring Exhibition.

(8) Awarded images may be used by the Organisers for the purposes of promoting the Competition and/or Competition Exhibition and Touring Exhibition from the date of notification of awarded images until the end of the Competition Exhibition and Touring Exhibition and thereafter the Organisers may keep the awarded images within an archive (electronic or otherwise) provided that should the images be used in connection with the Competition and/or Competition Exhibition or Touring Exhibition after the period of five (5) years following the notification of awarded images, permission will be sought from the entrant and from the entrant’s parent or guardian if the entrant is aged under 18 on the date on which permission is sought.

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