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The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013 contest is now open and photographers can submit their images until May 4, 2013.

This contest was organized in order to recognize the talents of British photographers or other people who like to take photos on the territory of the United Kingdom.

BWPA finds itself in the fifth year and is now considered a prestigious competition that gathers a lot of attention throughout the world. It is aimed at celebrating the diversity of the wildlife in Britain and at showcasing talented photographers.

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The winner of the British Wildlife Photography Awards from 2012. Credits: Matt Doggett.

British Wildlife Photography Awards is now open

Anybody can submit images for the BWPA contest, including professionals and amateurs, old and young people of any nationality. The only condition is that the images have been captured in the Great Britain, Ireland, Isle of Man, or Channel Islands.

A special section is available for young photographers. People aged 18 will be able to submit their photos in the so-called Young People’s Awards, where they can upload up to four images for free.

Anybody who wants to participate in the contest must submit the images at the official British Wildlife Photography Awards website.

BWPA 2013 special prizes and surprises

A prize fund of £20,000 has been confirmed, while the overall winner will receive £5,000. All category winners will get a Canon Pixma Pro 10 printer and a Canon PowerShot S110 digital camera.

However, the winner of the Seasons category will also receive a Loka or Tilopa camera bag and Páramo clothing of up to £700.

Another important prize will be awarded for great wildlife videos as Sky+ HD will sponsor a section called Wildlife in HD. A total of 12 categories are available in the British Wildlife Photography Awards.

The winner of the Wildlife in HD category will be awarded a Canon XA-10 camcorder and a Sky World HD subscription.

What happens after the competition closes?

According to the official BWPA website, photographers will be asked to send the original JPEG or RAW files and the Tiff files to the organizers.

As the competition closes on May 4, the finalists will be announced sometime between May 10 and May 14. After that, the finalists will have ten days to submit the original files or they will be disqualified.

The winners will be announced by mid-July 2013.

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