The British Photography Awards is open for entry

BBC Wildlife Magazine’s editor Sheena Harvey is joining the judging panel for the 2018 Awards.

'The Poppy Picker' © Kevin Sawford

Following on from the success of its first year, the British Photography Awards is open for 2018.

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The three wildlife categories and the macro category will be judged by BBC Wildlife Magazine’s editor Sheena Harvey, conservationist and BBC Springwatch presenter Gillian Burke, and photographers Andy Rouse and Richard Peters.

“Expert judges will ensure a well-considered, photographically balanced competition,” says Hugo Donnithorne-Tait, director of the Awards. “On top of this, we are working with some great media partners and hope to give the sector the long overdue awards night it deserves.”

The aim of the Awards is to celebrate and highlight the talent of British photographers around the world.

The wildlife categories include Land Animal, Bird and Water Life, and the organisers say that, “for ethical reasons, all animals entered into this category must be observed in their natural habitat, with no live baiting, habitat destruction or trapping having been used to achieve the shot.”

'Happy Shark Wave' © Will Clark
‘Happy Shark Wave’ © Will Clark

This year’s British Photography Awards includes a number of new categories, including drone, event and documentary.

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The Awards is open for entries until 10 October. Find out more about the Awards, and enter your photographs on the website.

Grasshopper © Lucien Harris
Grasshopper © Lucien Harris