Marwell Zoo photography competition still open for entries

Last year's winning photo

Last year's winning photo

First published in News by , Leisure Editor

THERE is still time to enter Marwell’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

This year, the competition has four categories: Native Wildlife – flora and fauna native or resident in the British Isles; Cute and Funny – mother nature at her cutest or most amusing; Marwell Wildlife residents; and Marwell Wildlife endangered – species at Marwell specifically classified by IUCN as endangered or critically endangered.

Entry costs £5 for adults and is free for juniors. You can enter twice, using up to 10 images.

Head judge for 2014 is Laura Barwick, a world-renowned wildlife and natural history photographer who has worked on programmes including BBC’s Planet Earth and Nature’s Great Events. She has twice been on the judging panel for the Inter-national Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, and has a keen eye for fresh, innovative and inspiring imagery.

Other judges include award-winning wildlife photographer Jason Brown, and Paul Collins, picture editor of The Southern Daily Echo.

This year’s top prize is a nine- day trip through the wildlife conservation parks and reserves of Spain, worth £1,355. Other prizes include a special day at the zoo incorporating a Junior Photo-graphic Experience, annual memberships to Marwell Wild-life, near Winchester.

The deadline for entries is August 31. Competition terms and conditions can be found on the website marwell. org.uk/photocomp.

Wildlife Worldwide have collaborated with Beyond Carbon to sponsor this year’s competition and help Marwell’s conservation work with Grevy’s Zebra in Africa. Beyond Carbon helps protect the world’s threatened environments, its wildlife and indigenous people by connecting businesses with outstanding projects in the UK and overseas.

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