The competition is open to both WWT members and visitors of all ages. There are three categories: WWT Nikon photo of the year, WWT Nikon junior photo of the year and WWT Nikon digiscoping photo of the year with winners each taking a share of the £5,000 worth of superb Nikon equipment. Winners will also have the chance to see their images published in WWT’s Waterlife magazine.
The judging panel will be chaired by wildlife photographer Chris Packham, alongside representatives of both WWT and Nikon UK. Giving advice to prospective entrants, Chris explains: “The panel will be particularly looking for variety, and imagination within the entries - images that capture a special moment, depict humorous behavior, or tell a story are often more appealing than images we have all seen before.
WWT Chief Executive Martin Spray said: “The quality of the images entered over the last two years has been outstanding, and are a wonderful representation of life at WWT. I’m thoroughly looking forward to seeing what I’m sure will be even better images this year.”
The main rule of the competition is that all submitted photos must have been taken at one of the nine WWT centres in the UK and the brief is to capture any aspect of the WWT experience, from the people to the wildlife to the landscape.
Competition rules and terms and conditions are available at www.wwt.org.uk/nikon.
The competition is now open and the closing date for entries is Monday 7 September 2009.
A Running Hare taken by Andy Bunting - Winner of 2008 WWT Nikon Photo of the Year category
Wigeons taken by Robbie Wilson - Winner of 2008 WWT Nikon Junior Photo of the Year category