2nd Mammal Photographer of the Year Competition for 2014 is OPEN!
Deadline: 31st January 2014.
The Mammal Photographer of the Year 2014 competition is open to submissions. See the first competition below for inspiration, but as usual the remit is to show mammals in a new light, highlight new behaviour and make the ordinary extraordinary!
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning images, along with 1 Under-18 Winner, 1 Member Winner and 5 Highly Commended photos will be displayed at our 60th Anniversary launch, on the evening of Friday 4th April 2014, which coincides with the 60th Spring Conference of The Mammal Society, in Birmingham Aston University.
To submit photos, please EMAIL them as a JPEG, no larger than 5MB, to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a short description of where the photo was taken, and any story that goes with it. Please keep large resolution copies of your photos in case your entry is placed, as we will need a large resolution copy for promotional and printing purposes. The full Ts&Cs are here. Please read them thoroughly before submitting any photos.
1st Mammal Society Photographer of the Year - 2013
1st place: Roy Rimmer 2nd place: Julie Milne 3rd place: Gary Cox
In 2012-2013 we ran the first Mammal Photographer of the Year competition for amateur photographers. Judges Kate MacRae, AKA "Wildlife Kate", and photographer Steve Magennis were looking for images that tell a story, show rare behaviour, highlight mammals in a fragile environment, or make the ordinary extraordinary. The aim was to bring mammals into public focus, raising awareness of the issues they face, and hopefully encouraging us to appreciate the species that are often overlooked but essential to the health of our habitats.
1st prize: Roy Rimmer won a top of the range Spypoint HD10 Wildlife Camera worth £250!
2nd prize: Julie Milne won a Cooley Wildlife Photography day in Ireland, worth £150
3rd prize: Gary Cox won £30 Wildlife Watching Supplies gift voucher
Under-18's: 2x Bushnell 8x21 Binoculars worth £30
In addition to the above prizes, Mammal Society member Bex Cartwright won a Bushnell Trophy Cam worth £199 for the Best Members' Image!
- Mammals must have been photographed within the British Isles (including UK & Northern Ireland, Rubublic of Ireland, Channel Isl., Scottish Islands, Isle of Mann), and captive mammals must be labelled as such. Zoo animals can be submitted if they are a mammal found in the British Isles. Pets and farm animals are not eligible.
- Animals in captivity (such as wildlife centres, rescue centres, wildlife parks etc) are allowed so long as they are still free to move and behave as they would in the wild. Animals must not be captured for the purposes of photography, and images must not be contrived to the extent that the animal can not move or behave freely and naturally.
- The Mammal Society does not condone any loss to the highest levels of welfare for any animal when capturing a photo for the competition. If we suspect this might have happened, and can not satisfactorily resolve this with the owner of the photograph, the image will be disqualified.
- Up to 5 images are permitted per entrant.
- Entries from professional photographers (those whose main income is their photography) are not eligible to enter. Entries are not restricted to those living within the UK; however, the mammals must be photographed within the British Isles.
- By submitting an entry you give The Mammal Society permission to use your image(s) in its efforts to raise awareness and conserve mammals, such as on the website or in our members' magazine Mammal News. The entrant will receive acknowledgement where their entry is used.
- Prizes are as stated; no alternative can be offered. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact winners. Prizes unclaimed within a reasonable time frame will be reallocated. The judges’ decision is final. The competition may be modified or withdrawn at any time.