International Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, 2017 is here for the year and applications are now available for interested persons to take part in the program,as much as Interest is shown to take part, eligibility criteria must also be met by each Applicant.
What on earth do they mean by “Conservation through Competition”?
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, ingeniously titled to avoid any confusion, was the result of two factors: Firstly, a need for a photography competition that was light hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things. After its first year, these objectives seem to have been met. Secondly, and way more importantly, this competition is about conservation.
None of us are perfect, all of us at some point will fly somewhere, drive somewhere, cook something, burn something and probably provide some direct input into the general warming of the globe. Indirectly, we will also have some impact on the animals that share this planet with us. So the end result?
By entering this competition it gives both Paul and Tom and the rest of you talented photographers a chance to do a little bit for conservation. How? Well… you are now obviously going to go to your office, home, pub, club or wherever and talk about the dire need for us all to be conservationists in our own little way. Also, perhaps you will go to Born Free’s website and have a look at the work they do and spread that word as well.
It’s not a lot necessarily, but with your help and the help of Born Free it’s way more than we could possibly have done without them and without you.
We hope that you feel the same way, keep clicking and keep appreciating the other living things that we live with.
Anyone can enter this competition as long as the law in their country of residence allows them to do so and neither they nor any member of their immediate families are employed by the sponsors, or us or are professionally involved in any way with the organisation or administration of the competition. By entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and to claim the prize. We may require you to provide proof of such eligibility. There are no age restrictions, with the exception of the ‘Junior Category’ in which the Entrant is required to be under the age of 16 by 11.59pm GMT on 30th September 2017, but we will need the written confirmation of a parent or guardian of any child under 18.
If you win one of the categories, you can say that you are ‘Award Winning’, I know and if that isn’t enough, you will also receive a brilliant trophy for your category made by men and women with disabilities at the WonderWorkshop in Dar es Salaam. (www.wonder-workshop.org)
So now then, onto the Overall Winner – the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Oh yes, it’s a massive title and your image(s) will be flying around the world, dazzling millions of people (seriously!).
So what are you set to win as a prize? Well, it’s not one prize but a whole bag of prizes:
You will receive a wonderful hand made metal trophy as the Winner from the Wonder Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Your prize will be a one week photographer led safari in Kenya with Alex Walker’s Serian (the prize is to be used in one of our Masai Mara based camps in Kenya). All expenses paid, you will be flown out by Kenya Airways with your friend / partner / spouse / etc. Yes it’s a safari for two and with two return flights from Europe.
Deadline: September 30, 2017.