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UK Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2018

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Photographers of any class and age are been invited to submit their entries for the UK Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2018. All submissions are to be completed before the deadline

For more than 50 years, Wildlife Photographer of the Year has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, narrative excellence and technical skill. We discover, encourage and reward nature photographers and wildlife ambassadors. Show us life through your lens and make your mark on the world of nature photography.

 Type: Contest
Field: Photography

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): London, UK

Eligibility:  

  1. The Competition comprises an Adult Competition open to photographers aged 18 and over, and a Young Competition open to photographers aged 17 and under. Any contact with the Owners regarding the Adult Competition or the Young Competition (unless specified otherwise below) should be via the email address: wildlifephotographeroftheyear@nhm.ac.uk.
  2.  Selected entries to the Competition may be displayed in an exhibition at the Natural History Museum (‘the Exhibition’) and/or toured nationally and internationally (‘the Touring Exhibition’), featured online, in publicity materials relating to the Competition, Exhibition and Touring Exhibition, or as merchandising according to the terms here under.
  3. Entrants are not permitted to submit images that:
    • feature farm animals, family pets, and/or cultivated plants;
    • portray captive or restrained animals, animal models, and/or any other animal being exploited for profit unless for the purposes of reporting on a specific issue regarding the treatment of animals by a third party;
    • have been captured with the use of live bait;
    • have been awarded any prize, recommendation or other award in any international competition before 24 October 2016.
  4. Entrants are required to report on the natural world in a way that is both creative and honest:
    • entries must not deceive the viewer or attempt to disguise and/or misrepresent the reality of nature;
    • caption information supplied must be complete, true and accurate.
  5. Entrants must not do anything to injure or distress any animals or destroy their habitat in an attempt to secure an image.
  6. Entrants (or the entrant’s parent or guardian) are responsible for ensuring full compliance with any applicable national or international legislation and for securing any relevant permits that may be required (which, in the case of human portraits and recordings, will include the subject’s permission) and which must be made available on request by the Owners.
  7. If the Owners suspect that an entry has been achieved through the use of cruel or unethical practices, including the use of live bait, the entry will be disqualified and the Owners reserve the right to report the entrant to the applicable authorities.

View other Eligibility Requirements in the Contest Webpage below

Value of Award: 

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

Application Deadline: 14th December 2017 11.30 GMT.

Visit Contest Webpage for details

Award Provider:  Natural History Museum, London.

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