2012 02 23 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Competition


About This Competition

This annual wildlife photography competition is one of the most prestigious of its kind, attracting entries from photographers of all ages worldwide.

Whether you're an enthusiastic amateur, emerging talent or leading professional, this is your chance to star in an acclaimed exhibition that tours nationally and internationally, and receive extensive media and online coverage.

Categories fo 2012 Competition

The Competition champions ethical wildlife photography, the faithful representation of the natural world, free from excessive digital manipulation, with honesty in all captioning, and with total regard for the welfare of the animals and their environment.

Each year, the competition calls for innovative and compelling, evocative and thought-provoking images from the world's photographic community which illustrate the rich variety of life on Earth.

The categories in the competition encourage a blend of technological innovation and artistic freedom, whilst emphasising integrity and truthfulness of interpretation. The categories include Animal Portraits, Behaviour, Animals in their Environment, Botanical Realms, Underwater Worlds, Wildscapes, Urban Wildlife, Nature in Black & White, Creative Visions and range of other special awards

If you're 17 years old or under, find out about the Young competition

Prizes and Benefits

  • Share part of a £30,000 prize fund, with £10,000 for the overall winner.
  • Receive worldwide coverage in print and digital media.
  • Be invited to the world's most prestigious nature photography awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London.
  • Have your image:
    • showcased in the Natural History Museum’s acclaimed annual exhibition, and toured nationally and internationally, reaching over 3 million visitors worldwide.
    • published within a hardback commemorative Portfolio book by the Natural History Museum and co-edition partners, and translated into at least four international languages.
    • published in BBC Wildlife Magazine.
    • enjoy international exposure through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year website - more than half a million page views were received on the day the winners were announced.

For further information please visit the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer website.

Complies with the Bill of Rights

This competition meets all the standards set out in

the Bill of Rights For Artists


Competitions which meet all the standards set out in the Bill of Rights For Artists do not do any of the following -

  • claim copyright
  • claim exclusive use
  • seek waiving of moral rights
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  • add, alter, or remove metadata from submissions
  • seek usage rights other than for promoting the contest and no other purpose. Note that a book, posters, cards, or a calendar are seen as legitimate ways of promoting the contest and defraying costs
  • seek free usage rights in excess of 5 years
  • use the submissions commercially without the entrant's agreement, and such commercial usage is to be subject to a freely negotiated license independently of the competition.
  • make it a condition of winning that an entrant must sign a commercial usage agreement
  • fail to publish all documents on the competition website that an entrant may have to sign
  • fail to name the judges for this or last year's competition
  • fail to explicitly state all the organisations who will acquire rights to the submissions
  • set a closing date more than 18 months after the contest launch date
  • fail to make clear statements of rights claimed and how submissions are used.

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