2015 British Wildlife Photography Awards

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Roaring Stag by Kevin Sawford
Enter Now The 2015 competition is now open. Help raise awareness about British wildlife and celebrate our natural heritage. Your chance to win a prestigious award, with cash prize of £5,000 and reach millions through national exposure. 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 in September. The overall prize fund worth up to £20,000 includes prizes from lead sponsors Canon and Sky.

New Supporters and Sponsors
BWPA are delighted to welcome:

BBC Wildlife is the UK’s best-selling natural history magazine that is packed with award winning wildlife photography and incredible features on animal behaviour, conservation issues and the latest research. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand and conserve the best of British wildlife. Its website is the home of wildlife photography where you can get advice from professionals and showcase the best of your images.

Wild Wonder is an award winning project engaging children, schools & adults with nature, through discovery, creativity & photography. Led by professional wildlife photographer & author Iain Green, Wild Wonder sessions explore the wild side of school and local community as a stimulus for creative writing, art, science, to develop observational skills, or simply to support learning outside the classroom.

The Judges
Welcome and thank you to the 2015 judging panel •James Brickell, BBC Wildlife Filmmaker
•Rob Cook, Segment Manager Canon
•Kate Foreshew, Picture Editor WWF -UK
•Jamie Hall, Wildlife Photographer
•David Lloyd, Wildlife Photographer
•Linda Pitkin, Wildlife Photographer
•Matt Swaine, Editor BBC Wildlife Magazine
•James Tims, Digital Assets Manager, AA Publishing
•Mark Ward, Editor Birds Magazine RSPB
•Steve Watkins, Editor Outdoor Magazine
•Paul Wilkinson, Head of Living Landscape. The Wildlife Trusts

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
•Canon XA 20 Professional Camcorder, ideal for all sorts of professional content creation.
3. Category Winners will receive: •A Canon PowerShot G7 X
4. Portfolio Winner ‘Documentary Series’. •The winner will receive a Gitzo Tripod
5. Portfolio Winner ‘British Seasons Portfolio’ •The winner will receive a voucher for £600 from Páramo
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 •A prize of £300. Plus a Wild Wonder day with Iain Green


The competition is open until the 2nd of May

The 2014 Touring Exhibition
The tour is underway with over 100 images and videos from the 2014 competition on display.

If your organisation would like to host the Awards Exhibition please contact us. •Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 18th Dec 2014 to 8th March 2015
•Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton, 15th January to 15th March 2015
•Moors Valley Country Park, Dorset, 21st March to 4th May 2015
•Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire, 16th May to 12th July 2015
•Battleby Conference Centre, National Trust for Scotland, 19th July to end of August 2015
CHINA: through the British Embassy in Beijing, a condensed version of the exhibition has been touring China. The images were displayed as part of the British Embassy's 'British Week' in Shenyang and Kunming and will culminate its tour in Beijing on the 10th of March. To date it has been seen by over 160,000 people.

Many thanks to all the Sponsors and Supporters
The competition is sponsored by: Canon, Sky, WWF, RSPB Explorers, The Wildlife Trusts,, City of London, Páramo ,Countryside Jobs Service, Buglife, Young Pioneers, Outdoor Photography, and Wild Wonder.

Supported by: BBC Wildlife Magazine, Natural England, Wild Photos, Wildeye,, Kristal Digital Imaging and AA Publishing