ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2014

06 February 2014

Competitions, Industry news

A competition and prize fund established to seek out the world’s most incredible animal photography is back, as the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) launches the ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2014.

Now in its third year, organisers are expecting a high calibre of entries from around the world for the wildlife photography competition, which will be judged by television presenter Kate Humble, and ornithologist Bill Oddie.  The ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2014 features six categories for adult and junior entrants, including Last Chance to See, putting the focus on endangered and threatened species and Size Matters for the little and large members of the animal kingdom.

With a £10k prize fund, the competition also puts winning photographers in with the chance of having their image displayed in a striking exhibition, which will be on display at ZSL London Zoo this autumn.

ZSL Director General Ralph Armond said: “We have been genuinely astounded by the wonderful images submitted to the ZSL Animal Photography Prize, and I simply cannot wait to see the entries into this year’s competition.

Animals across the planet are facing ever increasing threats to their survival, from illegal wildlife trade to complete habitat loss, and as an international conservation charity, we know that raising awareness is crucial in helping to save them.

“The ZSL Animal Photography Prize gives us the opportunity to inspire more and more people to seek out the wonders of the animal kingdom, and invite them to share in our passion for wildlife

Aiming to inspire photographers of all abilities to explore the wonders of the animal kingdom, the competition closes on 1 April 2014. To enter the ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2014, visit www.zsl.org/photo-prize.

ZSL Animal Photography Prize
The deadline for entries is Tuesday 1 April 2014.
The exhibition will be launched at ZSL London Zoo in September 2014.

The competition is open to all, with free entry for children and a £5.00 entry fee for adults, to enter up to seven categories. Judges will look not only at technical excellence, but choose photographs that capture the essence of the animal world.

Competition categories:-
1. The Perfect Moment. Patience is rewarded when you capture that stunning shot
2. Last Chance to See? Threatened habitats, endangered species and living conservation
3. Weird & Wonderful. Unique species, amazing adaptations and unexpected surprises
4. Size Matters. From the massive to the microscopic, this is the category for the most amazing micrographs to the biggest panoramas… celebrate all creatures great and small.
5. The Birds and the Bees. From birds in flight to love at first sight… avian images, incredible invertebrates
6. Deep & Meaningful. Everything aquatic - in, around or under the water.

Competition prizes:
1. Adult winner in each category - £1,000
2. Young Persons winner in each category - £250
3. Overall adult winner (Judges’ Choice) across all categories - wins additional £1,000
4. Overall Young Persons (Judges’ Choice) winner across all categories - wins additional £500

Image: © Michael Peach - Grevy Zebra at Lewa