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The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

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The Competition is organised by the Natural History Museum Trading Company Limited and BBC Worldwide Limited. By encouraging innovation whilst maintaining excellence in nature photography, the Competition seeks to promote the discovery, understanding, responsibility and enjoyment of the natural world. Enter photos of wildlife animals only.

Categories:

  1. Animals in their Environment
  2. Behaviour: Birds
  3. Behaviour: Mammals
  4. Behaviour: All Other Animals
  5. Underwater World
  6. Animal Portraits
  7. In Praise of Plants and Fungi
  8. Urban Wildlife
  9. Nature in Black and White
  10. Creative Visions of Nature
  11. Wild Places

Special Awards:

  • Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year
  • Eric Hosking Award
  • Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife
  • One Earth Award
  • Veolia Environnement Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Prizes

  • The overall winner of the title of Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 will receive £10,000.
  • Each adult category winner will receive £500 and each runner-up will receive £250.
  • Special Award winners will receive £1,000 and each runner-up will receive £500.
  • The overall winner of the title of Veolia Environnement Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year will receive £500 and attend a day’s tailored masterclass with a leading nature photographer.
  • Each young category winner will receive £250 and each runner-up will receive £100.

Images must be submitted as JPEGs, saved at the quality setting (10 in Photoshop), Adobe RGB 98, and must be 1920 pixels on the longest dimension. For proof of authenticity, RAW files. Localised adjustments are allowed if kept to a minimum and not changing the overall faithfulness of the image.

  • Each entrant may submit a maximum of twenty images in total with no more than three images allowed per individual Category excluding the Special Portfolio Awards.
  • Entrants MUST submit ten images to the Eric Hosking Award.
  • Entrants may submit a maximum of two stories comprising six images for the Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year Award.

Adult competition rules and Young competition rules

Official website: www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy-entry/

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