Competition

Awards and prizes

Michael 'Nick' Nichols, winner of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014, says: 'I've been doing this for 38 years. I have published many books. But this is a pretty good moment for me. This is the most spectacular award for a wildlife photographer. I was properly stoked.'

Following the most recent awards ceremony, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 winner Tim Laman said of his achievement: 'This is something I've dreamed about for at least 20 years probably - ever since I started submitting pictures to the competition. It's an amazing honour and I'm very excited. I called my wife the first chance I had.'

Enter the competition for a chance to:

  • be part of an internationally renowned competition that recognises, rewards and celebrates the work of emerging talent and established professionals
  • take centre stage at the glittering Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards ceremony, held within the iconic Natural History Museum building in London
  • see your image premiered in a breathtaking exhibition at the Museum before it embarks on a global tour, reaching an audience of millions
  • enjoy extensive media coverage and public exposure of your image through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year online community

Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

For photographers aged 18 or over

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

  • £10,000, trophy and personalised certificate

Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award

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

Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Photo Story

  • £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 finalists

  • personalised certificate
  • invitation to the awards ceremony in London
For photographers aged 17 and under

Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year

  • £1,000, trophy and personalised certificate

Young category winners

  • personalised certificate
  • trip to London for awards ceremony

Young category finalists

  • personalised certificate
  • invitation to the awards ceremony in London

Disclaimer: The prizes are non-transferable. The Owners reserve the right to substitute the whole or part of any listed prize with an alternative of equal monetary value (but the entrant shall not have any right to demand this). Please note that prizes must be claimed within one year of the award ceremony, unless otherwise specified, or the prize will be forfeited.