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Deadline: February 27, 2012
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Varied Entry
Entry Fee: Young Free / Adults £20.00

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Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The search for the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 has begun. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind, attracting entries from professional, amateur and young photographers worldwide. Deadline Extended February 27th

The Competition champions ethical wildlife photography, the faithful representation of the natural world, free from excessive digital manipulation, with honesty in all captioning, and with total regard for the welfare of the animals and their environment.

Each year, the competition calls for innovative and compelling, evocative and thought-provoking images from the world’s photographic community which illustrate the rich variety of life on Earth.

The categories in the competition encourage a blend of technological innovation and artistic freedom, whilst emphasising integrity and truthfulness of interpretation.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Share part of a £30,000 prize fund, with £10,000 for the overall winner.
Receive worldwide coverage in print and digital media.
Be invited to the world's most prestigious nature photography awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London.
Have your image: showcased in the Natural History Museum’s acclaimed annual exhibition, and toured nationally and internationally, reaching over 3 million visitors worldwide.
published within a hardback commemorative Portfolio book by the Natural History Museum and co-edition partners, and translated into at least four international languages.
published in BBC Wildlife Magazine.
published on the Natural History Museum's website, reaching an audience of around 26,000 unique visitors on the day of the winners announcement.
ELIGIBILITY: Worldwide Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Each entrant must either be the sole owner of the copyright or have secured the written permission of the copyright owner to enter the image into the Competition

The copyright in all images submitted to the Competition will remain with the copyright holder who will be credited in accordance with the Competition’s guidelines USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the Competition, each entrant grants to the Owners 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 Exhibition including but not limited to all use in the context of:

Judging the Competition
Display in the Gala Awards Ceremony
Display in the Exhibition
Inclusion in the Portfolio Book and Portfolio Magazine and/or similar
Inclusion in BBC Wildlife Magazine associated with the Competition and/or the Exhibition
Inclusion within the Owner’s Websites, including within interactive elements associated with the Competition and/or Exhibition (now known or hereafter created) available for viewing or download from the Owners’ Websites
Inclusion in promotional, press and marketing materials associated with the Competition and/or the Exhibition
Inclusion in merchandising associated with the Competition and/or the Exhibition

In some of the circumstances above, 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 in advance, and terms and conditions will be agreed.

Awarded images will be used by the Owners for a period of eighteen (18) months from announcements and thereafter the Owners may keep the awarded images within an archive (electronic or otherwise) for a further period of five (5) years, after which permission will be sought from the photographers should their images be used in connection with the Competition and/or Exhibition.

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