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BBC Wildlife Magazine has announced that its 2014 Camera-trap Photo of the Year competition is now open for entries. This year’s awards fall into two areas: Camera-trap Research Project of the Year (with a prize of £3,000) and Camera-trap Photo of the Year. A maximum of 12 camera-trap images can be entered into one of the competition categories. The closing date for entries is 30 June 2014. The winners will be published in the December 2014 issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine and on the BBC Wildlife Magazine website and will receive a Lowepro Flipside Sport 15L camera pack, worth £122..As always, we recommend that you read the terms and conditions before entering your work.
Website: BBC Wildlife Magazine
BBC Wildlife Magazine Press Release
Call for entries: BBC Wildlife Magazine Camera-trap Photo of the Year 2014 contest now open
BBC Wildlife Magazine, one of the world’s most prestigious natural history titles, announces that its 2014 Camera-trap Photo of the Year competition, sponsored by Lowepro, is now open for entries.
Launched in 2010, the contest is open to both field researchers and keen amateurs and celebrates the most visually exciting or significant camera-trap images being produced around the world. The awards are sponsored by Lowepro, which builds protective, high-quality gear for photography, video and portable electronic devices – for every climate and every condition.
Matt Swaine, Editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine, commented: “Camera-trap technology has done a great deal to advance research into animal behaviour. At the same time more photographers are using these cameras to deliver astonishingly striking images of wildlife. To keep pace with these developments, we wanted to make sure that this year’s award could fully celebrate both camps. So we have decided to split the award into two distinct areas: one that is open exclusively to research projects and another that is open to any photographer. We hope this will allow us to celebrate more research while making sure that we can showcase stunning images.”
This year’s awards fall into two areas: Camera-trap Research Project of the Year and Camera-trap Photo of the Year. A maximum of 12 camera-trap images can be entered into one of the competition categories (no photos may be entered in more than one category):
CAMERA-TRAP RESEARCH PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Open exclusively to research projects using camera-trap technology, the winners of one of these three categories will be eligible for the overall award of Camera-Trap Research Project of the Year, with a prize of £3,000. Judges will base their selection on the quality of the research and the importance of the image to that research.
? New Behaviour - Images taken during the course of research that show behaviour never before recorded.
? New Range - Images taken during research that show a species never photographed before outside its known range.
? Rare Species - Images taken during research that show a species that is rarely seen or never photographed in the wild.
CAMERA-TRAP PHOTO OF THE YEAR
The categories require amazing camera-trap images and are open to everyone. Winners of these three categories will compete for the Camera-Trap Photographer of the Year title.
? Animal Portraits - Images should capture the character or spirit of their subject.
? Animal Behaviour - A compelling image that shows interesting or unusual behaviour.
? British Wildlife - Amazing images that capture the spirit and behaviour of British wildlife.
The winners will be published in the December 2014 issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine and on the BBC Wildlife Magazine website, www.discoverwildlife.com and will receive a Lowepro Flipside Sport 15L camera pack, worth £122.
The closing date for entries is 30 June 2014, and all photos must be submitted online at www.discoverwildlife.com/competitions. Full competition rules and further information on how to enter the competition are published in the Spring issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine, on sale 12 March, and online atwww.discoverwildlife.com/competitions