Last call for entires to Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition


Marwell Zoo’s annual photography competition closes for entries 31 August 2015

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©Suzie Tanser, 2014 Cute and Funny category winner

The Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is making a last call for entires, as the deadline is 31 August 2015.

Returning for its sixth consecutive year, the Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year looks to recognise the brightest and best of wildlife photography. The popular competition is open to professional, amateur, and young photographers alike.

This year’s top prize is an eight-day Estonia photography trip from wildlife holiday specialists Wildlife Worldwide and The Travelling Naturalist worth £1,795 along with an annual subscription to Digital Photographer magazine. Other prizes include a special day at the zoo incorporating a Junior Photographic Experience, annual memberships and camera equipment.

The competition has four categories and judges will assess striking entries that capture the essence of nature, exhibiting photographic excellence, high quality and great composition. The categories are:
• Native wildlife (flora and fauna native or resident in the British Isles)
• Cute and funny (Mother Nature at her cutest or most amusing)
• Marwell Wildlife residents
• Marwell Wildlife endangered (specifically classified by IUCN as either endangered or critically endangered)

Judges for this year’s competition include:
• Amy Squibb, Editor in Chief – Digital Photographer Magazine
• Laura Barwick, Image Consultant for BBC Natural History Unit
• Jason Brown multi-international award winning wildlife photographer
• Chris Breen, Managing Director – Wildlife Worldwide

Entry to the competition costs £10 for adults and is free for juniors. This year, photographers can enter twice and up to 10 images.

To find out more information and enter visit the Marwell Zoo competition page.

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