BBC Wildlife Magazine has launched its 2013 Camera-trap Photo of the Year competition, its annual global search for the very best images taken by a remote camera.
The contest, sponsored by the World Land Trust and Enterprise Plants, is open to both field researchers and keen amateurs.
Now in its fourth year, the BBC Wildlife Magazine Camera-trap Photo of the Year competition aims to discover the most visually exciting or significant camera-trap images being produced around the world.
BBC Wildlife Magazine Camera-trap Photo of the Year 2013 Contest Now Open
A maximum of 12 camera-trap images can be entered into any of the four competition categories:
- Animal Portraits – Images taken during the course of research which capture the character or spirit of their subject.
- Animal Behaviour – Images captured during the course of research which show interesting or unusual behaviour.
- New Discoveries – Images that show something new to science, such as a species never before photographed in the wild or outside its known range, or behaviour never before recorded. The caption must make clear what the discovery is.
- British Wildlife – Open to amateur photographers only, images must be taken in the British Isles.
The winner of each of the three ‘research’ categories will be awarded £1,000 for their project. The overall winner will be chosen from one of these three winners and their project will win an additional £2,000. The winner of the British Wildlife category will win a top-of-the-range Páramo Halcon jacket worth £310.
The winners, up to three runners-up and up to six commended images in each category will be published in the December 2013 issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine and on the BBC Wildlife Magazine website.
To enter and for more specific regulations and guidelines, please visit the official website.