The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 competition is now open for entries. The competition offers photographers a chance to win a share of the £30,000 prize fund. The adult winner is awarded £10,000, while special award winners each receive £1,500 and category winners £1,000 each. The overall winner of the Veolia Environnement Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year title receives £1,000 and a one-day masterclass with a leading light from the photographic world, while the young category winners each receive £500. Winning images are featured in a hardback commemorative portfolio book, which is translated into a range of languages including Finnish and German, as well as a special supplement to the November issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine. Interested photographers have until 23rd February to enter their work.