The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition champions ethical wildlife photography, the faithful representation of the natural world, free from excessive digital adjustment, with honesty in all captioning, and with total regard for the welfare of the animals and their environment.
The young section of the competition aims to discover, encourage and reward the next generation of aspiring nature photographers.
You must be 17 years old or under at the closing date of the competition to enter the young competition. The closing date is 25 February 2013.
There are 3 age group categories in the Young competition.
- 15-17 Years
- 11-14 Years
- 10 Years and Under
Images entered in the 3 categories should feature any plant or animal in any subject area covered by the Adult categories, whether portrait or action, environmental or landscape. Care and consideration for the subject must always come first.
Winners of each age category will receive:
- a trip to London for the awards night at the Natural History Museum
- a prize of £500
- a year’s subscription to BBC Wildlife Magazine
- a copy of the Portfolio book featuring their winning image
Winners of each age category are in the running for the grand title of Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
The young grand title winner will also receive:
- a prize of £1,000
- a commemorative trophy and certificate of recognition
- a masterclass with a leading nature photographer