Adult competition


For more than 50 years, Wildlife Photographer of the Year has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, narrative excellence and technical skill.

The 2016 competition is now open.

Key dates

Competition closes on 25 February 2016 at 11.30 GMT.
Original and high-resolution files requested from 29 March until 11.30 GMT 8 April 2016.  
Winners will be contacted by 13 May 2016.  


There are 16 adult categories.


Read the rules before entering the competition and submitting images.

Translations of adult categories and rules

Available to download in 12 languages.

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