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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year calls on photographers worldwide to put nature in the frame. Whether you're young, old, professional or amateur, we'd like to see work that raises awareness of the beauty and fragility of the natural world.

We appoint a panel of judges and a chair to evaluate all entries. Each submission is reviewed anonymously. Judging comprises two rounds. During the second round, images will undergo an authenticity check to ensure the entry complies with our rules and ethics. The panel will be looking for photographic excellence, artistic merit, relevance to themes of biodiversity and sustainability, freshness of composition, technical proficiency, innovation, narrative form and ethical practice, so this should be reflected in all submissions.

Digital files must be submitted as JPEGs, saved at a high-quality setting of at least 8 in Photoshop, Adobe RGB (1998), and at 1920 pixels along the longest dimension. No borders, watermarks or signatures should be included.

Fees:

Paid

Prizes:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

For photographers aged 18 or over

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

£10,000, trophy and personalised certificate

Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award

£2,500 and personalised certificate
trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Photo Story

£2,500 and personalised certificate
trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Rising Star Portfolio Award

£1,500 and personalised certificate
trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Adult category winners

£1,250 and personalised certificate
trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Adult category finalists

personalised certificate
invitation to the awards ceremony in London

For photographers aged 17 and under

Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year

£1,000, trophy and personalised certificate

Young category winners

personalised certificate
trip to London for awards ceremony

Young category finalists

personalised certificate
invitation to the awards ceremony in London

Eligibility:

Digital adjustments including tone and contrast, burning, dodging, cropping, sharpening, noise reduction, minor cleaning work, HDR, stitched panoramas, focus stacking, and multiple exposure taken at the same location at the same time, are permitted providing that they comply with the Competition's principles of authenticity so do not misrepresent the reality of nature.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

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Theme:

Wildlife Nature