Wildlife in HD Video

The judges will be looking for the most inspirational and dynamic sequence (up to 90 seconds) which clearly illustrates the unique power of moving images as a medium for capturing British wildlife and our natural heritage. It can be from an HD DSLR Camera, HD Video Camera/Camcorder, or any other film device which captures HD (high definition) moving images. Films in SD (standard definition) are not eligible for this category.

Judges will be assessing all the potential qualities including the sharpness of images, vibrancy of the colours and quality of sound. Any aspect of British wildlife will be considered. Here are some typical (and not exclusive) examples of short films:

  • Creating a memorable portrait of a British wildlife species
  • Highlighting a specific conservation issue related to British wildlife
  • Showing unusual or remarkable behaviour
  • About an individual animal such as a local fox who visits your garden or a special rescue case
  • On a specific area or reserve that is special to you

The winning film will be featured on the BWPA winners page and in the forthcoming BWPA book. 

If you are short-listed, you will be asked to supply a still image either taken directly from the video itself or a camera still image shot during the filming. Camera stills are the preferred option if possible. The higher the resolution the better.

For full instructions and video technical details see how to submit your video entries.

Sponsor: Sky+HD


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It is our privilege to be sponsoring the Wildlife HD video category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards. This category puts into clear focus the beauty and richness of nature which is so superbly brought to life in HD.