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