2014 BBC Wildlife Photographic Grant- Win £5,000 Grant

2014 BBC Wildlife Photographic Grant- Win £5,000 Grant

Deadline: September 30, 2014

BBC Wildlife Magazine, one of the world’s most prestigious natural-history titles,  is now accepting entries for its photographic grant.  This photographic grant, sponsored by Kowa, aims to find exciting new talent and unearth compelling new wildlife stories. Eligible photographers are invited to submit 12 wildlife photographs – six from a single wildlife project – that showcase their technical range, creativity and ability. Photographers must also explain how their story, which can be based in the UK or abroad, is going to interest and excite the readers of BBC Wildlife Magazine.


The winner will get a £5,000 grant to shoot their project and could see their work featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine. This money must be used by the winner to fund the cost of the trip, including travel, accommodation, equipment and food. If the cost of the trip is less than £5,000, the remaining balance will be paid to the winner once they have completed the photography project.


  • This competition is open to UK and Non-UK residents
  • Entrant must be over 18 years of age except employees of Immediate Media Company and Kowa, as well as their immediate families
  • Entrants must earn less than £5,000 per annum from their photography to be eligible for entry
  • The photos must have been taken in the past three years and be your own original work. You must be the owner of the copyright of all photos entered
  • Each entrant must submit 12 photos
  • Entrants must not do anything to injure or distress any animals or destroy their habitat in an attempt to secure an image. Entrants are not permitted to submit the following: (i) images that feature farm animals, pets and/or cultivated plants; (ii) images that have been awarded any prize, recommendation or other award in any national or international competition at the time of entry
  • Entrants must agree that if they win, their name and county will be published.

Entry Requirements

Phographers would need to submit the following:

  • Wildlife portfolio: 12 wildlife photographs – six from a single wildlife project – to show your technical range, creativity and ability.
  • A Feature pitch: What is the story you want to cover? You need to explain how your story is going to interest and excite the readers of BBC Wildlife Magazine. Tell us why we would put it on our front cover.
  • Practicalities: Your story could be in the UK or abroad. You need to show you understand the logistics of your proposal, have identified any risks and have the best chance of getting the images you need.

How to Enter

  • Upload 12 wildlife photographs on the discover wildlife website on or before September 30, 2014
  • Labell all photographs with your name and the subject (in this order) in the title.
  • All photos must be submitted as jpegs. Each jpeg should be 1000×700 pixels (or 9x6cm) at 300dpi. Images may be black and white or colour. Composite images are not acceptable.
  • All entries must be accompanied by an online entry form, including full details of your portfolio, feature pitch and detailed travel itinerary


  • The winner will be notified by 6 January 2015 via email
  • The winner and other entrants may be featured in the February 2015 issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine (on sale 21 January) and at discover wildlife

Before entering this competition, read the privacy policy and the terms& conditions for entries.For more information, visit Discover Wildlife