The BBC Worldwide and British Natural History Museum have an open call for submissions for their annual “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” competition: submit your entries through their official website from now until February 26, 2015. This competition aims “to promote honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic innovation, narrative skill and technical excellence.” You can also check out a gallery of the winning images from 2014 online here.
(logo courtesy of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition)
Altogether there are 17 categories you can submit to, including:
- Reptiles, Amphibians and Fishes
- Plants and Fungi
- On Land
- In the Skies
- Black and White
- Special Award: TIMElapse
- Wildlife Photojournalist: Single Image Award
- Wildlife Photojournalist: Photo Story Award
- Rising Star Portfolio Award (ages 18 to 25)
- Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award (ages 26 and over)
Additionally there is also a separate competition for budding photographers age 17 and younger, so it’s also a great way to get out with your kids and get them in on the fun! Best of luck to everyone who submits; if you do, please tell us about your image on facebook so we can root for you!