Entries for the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011 open tomorrow

Now in its third year the British Wildlife Photography Awards
is open again for entries tomorrow to recognise the talents of enthusiast and professional
photographers practicing in the UK,
while at the same time highlighting the great wealth and diversity of British
natural history.

BWPA aims to encourage photographers of all ages to explore
natural and urban environments, and discover its bounty birds, mammals, insects and marine life.

Entrants can send in their images for the 2011 awards from
tomorrow, Tuesday 1st February, with the chance to win part of the
£20,000 prize pot plus additional equipment. The images also receiving judges’
commendations will form part of a series of nationwide exhibitions beginning in October.

British wildlife award 2010 winner Gull

Last year’s winner was Steve Young with his photo of a Herring Gull in a wave, seen here.

There are 11 main categories to excite the imagination including new categories
to include ‘Wildlife on Video’, as well as three special awards to encourage
young people to connect with nature.

Adult Categories:

– Animal Portraits

– Animal Behaviour

– Coast and Marine

– Hidden Britain

– Urban Wildlife

– Wildlife in my Backyard

– Habitat

– British Seasons

– Documentary series

– A living Landscape, Connectivity

– Wildlife on Video

Awards and Prizes:

– British Wildlife Photographer – £5,000

– Each Category prize – £1,000 worth of equipment

Including (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 also three special awards to encourage participation by young people,
schools and youth community groups:

– Young British Wildlife Photographer (Up to 11) – £300

– Young British Wildlife Photographer (12 – 18) – £500

– School, Youth and Community Group Award – £3,000 worth of
Serif Design Software and Video Camera.

For more information please visit the BWP Awards