The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer 2012 Photo Contest invites photographers of all ages to submit images that reveal nature as it has never been seen before. It is an annual wildlife photography competition which is one of the most prestigious of its kind. Now it suggests for photographers all ages to submit their entries in this competition. The competition offers to photographers who to be the winner to share part of a £30,000 prize fund, with £10,000 for the overall winner. The photographers can be submit their images until 23 February 2012. For more information and participate please go to the competition website.
For the first time, the competition’s international jury will be chaired by renowned American photographer Jim Brandenburg who has career spans 10 years as a newspaper photojournalist, three decades as a photographer for the National Geographic Society, and a plethora of commissions from renowned organisations such as the BBC and the Japanese Public Television service NHK.
Other jury of this competition are:
1. Daniel Beltrá, conservation photographer (Spain)
2. David Doubilet, marine photojournalist (USA)
3. Edwin Giesbers, nature photographer (The Netherlands)
4. Soichi Hayashi, Creative Director, K&L Inc. (Japan)
5. Rosamund Kidman Cox, editor, picture editor and writer (UK)
6. Vincent Munier, photographer (France)
7. Jari Peltomäki, wildlife photographer (Finland)
8. Paul Pensom, Art Director, Creative Review magazine (UK)
9. Tom Schandy, wildlife photographer and author (Norway)
10. Sophie Stafford, Editor, BBC Wildlife Magazine (UK)
11. Jan Töve, landscape photographer and writer (Sweden)
12. Christian Ziegler, photojournalist (Germany)
The calendar of competition
* 23 February 2012 – Competition closes (23.59 GMT).
* 3 – 17 April 2012 – Entrants who have an image(s) in the final round of judging will be notified and asked to submit their original files and transparencies.
* Mid-May 2012 – Winning photographers notified.
Prizes and benefits
* Share part of a £30,000 prize fund, with £10,000 for the overall winner* Receive worldwide coverage in print and digital media.
* Be invited to the world’s most prestigious nature photography awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London.
* Have your image:
+ showcased in the Natural History Museum’s acclaimed annual exhibition, and toured nationally and internationally, reaching over 3 million visitors worldwide.
+ published within a hardback commemorative Portfolio book by the Natural History Museum and co-edition partners, and translated into at least four international languages.
+ published in BBC Wildlife Magazine.
+ enjoy international exposure through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year website.