British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 – £5,000 Prize and More

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 – £5,000 Prize and More

Deadline: April 30, 2016

Entries are now open for the 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards. Established in 2009, the British Wildlife Photography Awards aim to recognise, celebrate and encourage the talents of photographers practicing in the UK, while at the same time highlight the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history. Winners and commended entrants have their work showcased in a national touring exhibition and in a stunning book published by AA Publishing.


  • The overall prize fund worth up to £20,000 fund from lead sponsor Canon includes a cash first prize of £5,000 and Canon cameras.
  • Winners will be invited to an exclusive awards ceremony, hosted by naturalist and TV presenter Mark Carwardine.

See all prizes and awards here.


  • There are fifteen separate categories including animal behaviour, urban wildlife, habitat, animal portraits, marine life, the hidden secret world that lies in the undergrowth and a special award for wildlife in HD Video.
  • Also two junior categories – to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.
  • In addition to still photography there is a great opportunity to capture wildlife in action and win an amazing prize.
  • Young People’s Awards WildPix / BWPA, sponsored by RSPB Wildlife Explorers.


Entry is free for all young photographers.

Application Timeline

  • 1st February 2016: the competition opens
  • 30th April 2016: the competition closes
  • Mid July 2016 : Entrants will be informed if they have been shortlisted
  • Early September 2016: the winners will be announced and the exhibition tour begins

Application Process

Read Submission guidelines before commencing application.

For more information, read FAQs or visit BWPA.