Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year

May 30, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 0 Comments |
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Marwell’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has returned for a fifth consecutive year. This year’s top prize is a 9.day Wild España trip which is a wildlife conservation tour starting from the mountains in the north to the mouth of the Guadalquivir river in the south of Spain, courtesy of Wildlife Worldwide. The competition has four categories, including Cute and Funny, Marwell Wildlife endangered, Marwell Wildlife residents and Native Wildlife. The deadline for entries is 31 August 2014. As always, we suggest that you read the rules before entering your work.

Marwell Press Release

Hampshire’s Aspirational Wildlife Photography Competition Returns

A great celebration of the diversity of wildlife - Marwell’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has returned for a fifth consecutive year.

The highly acclaimed photography competition is open to professional, amateur, and young photographers alike.

This year’s top prize is a 9 day Wild España trip which is a wildlife conservation tour starting from the mountains in the north to the mouth of the Guadalquivir in the south of Spain, courtesy of Wildlife Worldwide.

Entries are now open for the Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2014 through the website.

This is the fifth year Marwell has run the competition, which is sponsored by Winchester based travel company Wildlife Worldwide. During this time, judges have seen thousands of stunning images capturing the true beauty of nature in both the adult and junior categories for children aged 15 and under.

This year, the competition has four categories and judges will assess entries for photographic excellence, high quality and 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 – species at Marwell specifically classified by IUCN as endangered or critically endangered

This year’s competition judges include Multi-international Award Winning Wildlife Photographer Jason Brown, and Picture Editor of the Daily Echo Paul Collins.

The official Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 accolade, plus a wide range of great prizes are up for grabs including a 9 day trip through the wildlife conservation parks and reserves of Spain which is worth over £1,395, a special day at the zoo incorporating a Junior Photographic Experience at Marwell Zoo with our expert photographer Jason Brown, Annual Memberships to Marwell Zoo, camera equipment and lots more!

Entry to the competition costs £5 for adults and is FREE for juniors. Don't worry if you're struggling to find your top 5 photos to enter - you can enter twice and up to 10 images if you like.

The deadline for entries is 31 August 2014. Competition terms and conditions can be found on the website. 

To enter visit www.marwell.org.uk/photocomp

Wildlife Worldwide have collaborated with Beyond Carbon to sponsor this year’s competition and help Marwell’s conservation work with Grevy’s Zebra in Africa. Beyond Carbon helps protect the world’s threatened environments, its wildlife and indigenous people by connecting businesses with outstanding projects in the UK and overseas. 

Wildlife Worldwide are delighted to channel much of their charitable funding through Beyond Carbon and thereby ensure that the projects they help to fund are well researched and fully sustainable.

The funds will contribute towards Marwell’s field work to promote conservation awareness, as well as training workshops for newly recruited community scouts in data-collection methods.


Photo: Tom Way . Kingfisher Diving



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