Awards and prizes

Find out what you could win when you enter your images into the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Liu Xiaoming, Yongqing Bao and Chris Packham
UK Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, Grand title winner Yongqing Bao and Chris Packham at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards night 2019 © Tim Whitby/Getty Images

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is an internationally renowned competition that recognises, rewards and celebrates the work of talented photographers, from amateurs to professionals.

Enter the competition for a chance to:

  • see your image premiered in a breathtaking exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London before it embarks on a global tour, reaching an audience of millions
  • enjoy extensive international media coverage and public exposure of your image through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year online community
  • attend the glittering Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards ceremony, hosted in the Natural History Museum's iconic building in London

All prizes are subject to the disclaimer below.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

For photographers aged 18 or over.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

  • £10,000, trophy and personalised certificate

Portfolio Award

  • £2,500 and personalised certificate
  • trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Photojournalist Story Award

  • £2,500 and personalised certificate
  • trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Rising Star Portfolio Award

  • £1,500 and personalised certificate
  • trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Adult category winners

  • £1,250 and personalised certificate
  • trip to London to attend the awards ceremony

Adult category highly commended

  • personalised certificate
  • invitation to the awards ceremony in London

Enter the competition

Are you ready to take part in Wildlife Photographer of the Year?

Submit your photos

Are you under 18 years old?

Find out about the awards and prizes for the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

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Disclaimer: The list of prizes are non-transferable. We reserve the right, at our convenience, to substitute the whole or part of any listed prize with an alternative of equal monetary value or equal publicity value (but you shall not have any right to demand this). The trip to London will only apply in the event that there is a physical awards ceremony. The Natural History Museum reserves the right to cancel the Awards ceremony, or to change its format. Please note that the prizes must be claimed within one year of the notification of success, or where it is a prize with a fixed occurrence date then up to one (1) month prior to that occurrence date, or in each case it will be forfeited (including any right to receive any substitute prize or publicity).