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Deadline: May 12, 2012
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Varied Entry
Entry Fee: Youth Free / Adult from £10

Umencia Portrait Photo Contest

British Wildlife Photography Awards

BWPA-2011 Your chance to win a prestigious photography award and cash prize of £5,000. With an overall prize fund worth £20,000, winners and commended entrants will have their work showcased in a national touring exhibition and stunning book, published by AA Publishing.

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.

Entries must have been taken in the United Kingdom of Great Britain Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

Images can be of native or migrant wild species. Also non-indigenous wild species that reside permanently in the UK. British wildlife subjects photographed in a studio setting or a captive environment are eligible provided this information is supplied when submitting images. Exotic wildlife photographed in British zoos, safari parks or similar locations, and domestic pets are not eligible.


Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: British Wildlife Photographer: £5,000

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.

All adult category winners will receive photographic products or similar - to a total value of value £1,000

There are two special awards to encourage participation by young people.

Young British Wildlife Photographer (Up to 11) £300
Young British Wildlife Photographer (12 - 18) £500
ELIGIBILITY: Open to All 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.

Free usage of any photograph will not be permitted by BWPA, or any of its partners or sponsors outside of the scope of the competition and exhibition.

There is no plan envisaged by BWPA, or any of its partners or sponsors, to create a general commercial library of the images entered into this competition.

Commercial use of images not directly associated with the competition will be at the entrants’ discretion and with their permission and, on granting such permission, will be subject to a reasonable payment.

For any use that falls outside this remit, royalties will be discussed & negotiated with the photographer concerned.

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