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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the Natural History Museum's annual competition and exhibition highlighting the unique and beautiful relationship between photography, science and art.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year's reputation is reinforced by the expertise of our jury and the vigour of our judging process. Meet this year's international panel.

Rosamund ‘Roz’ Kidman Cox OBE (UK), Chair of the Jury, editor, photo-editor and writer
Jordi Chias (Spain), underwater photographer
Dr Natalie Cooper (UK), evolutionary biologist and researcher, Natural History Museum
Britta Jaschinski (Germany), photojournalist
David Lindo (UK), naturalist, broadcaster and writer
Dr Piotr Naskrecki (USA/Mozambique), entomologist, conservation biologist and photographer
Staffan Widstrand (Sweden), nature photographer and writer

Wildlife Photographer of the Year uses photography to celebrate the wonderful diversity of life, to inspire and inform and to create advocates for the planet. It champions ethical wildlife photography, rewarding truthful representations of nature that display respect for animals and the environment.

Whether you shoot in the wilderness or at the heart of an urban environment, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is open to everyone.

Fees:

Paid

Prizes:

For photographers aged 18 or over

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
£10,000, trophy and personalised certificate

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

Photojournalist Story Award
£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

For photographers aged 17 and under

Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year
£1,000, trophy and personalised certificate

Eligibility:

The Adult competition is open to anyone who is aged 18 or over by 10 December 2020.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Other than rights expressed as applying to us, the Museum, the Official Sponsor(s) or Touring Exhibition Licensees, the contract and licence created by the entrants submission in accordance with these Rules does not give rise to any third party rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these Rules.

Theme:

Wildlife