2014 competition

The 2014 Competition has now closed

The 2014 competition has now closed and judging has begun. Results will be announced in September 2014. The next BWPA competition will open in February 2015.

Thick-legged flower beetle on corn marigold, by Ross Hoddinott
Thick-legged flower beetle
by Ross Hoddinott

Your chance to win a prestigious award, with a cash prize of £5,000 and reach millions through national exposure. Help raise awareness about British wildlife and celebrate our natural heritage.

Winners and commended entrants will have their work showcased in a touring exhibition and stunning book, and will be invited to an exclusive Awards ceremony, hosted by naturalist and TV Presenter Chris Packham.  

The overall prize fund worth up to £20,000 includes products from lead sponsors Sky and Canon.  

Be inspired and visit the categories page here

Chris Packham, Naturalist and TV Presenter.    “These stunning images by so many talented photographers highlight the diversity, breadth and beauty of our precious wildlife and the need to protect their habitats. The British Wildlife Photography Awards are without doubt one of the most important photography awards in the UK. Anything that raises the public's awareness of the importance to conserve and protect British wildlife is very close to my heart and these awards afford a spectacular insight into the habitat and behaviour of our British wildlife. From blue tits to badgers, never has Britain's wildlife looked more beautiful."    

Entry is free for young people.


The 2013 awards are still on tour. See the full list of venues.


View some of the fantastic media coverage here.

Competition dates

  • 1st February 2014: the 2014 Competition opened  
  • The competition closed at midnight on the 3rd May 2014
  • Winners will be announced in September 2014.

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