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URBAN WILDLIFE COMPETITION

ENTRIES: 10 MARCH - 10 MAY

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

ENTRIES TO BE SUBMITTED BEFORE MIDNIGHT 10 MAY 2021!

Calling Nature lovers: FTW is organising its first international Urban Nature & Wildlife photo competition for all amateur and professional photographers!

 

Embark on a discovery expedition in your own space, whether you capture your image in a window-box, private garden, on the street or any city where you live and see what you can find!

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RULES

This is an international competition.

Wherever you are, anywhere you are, you can take part! Just grab a camera and don your finest socks - then take a stroll through any urban space and see what you can find!

Entries to the competition close at Midnight on 10 May 2021.

All timings are listed in UTC (GMT) format.

THEME:

Urban Nature & Wildlife

LOCATION:

International (Any)

DEVICE:

SLR, Point-and-Shoot, Smartphone (Any)

IMAGE CONSTRAINTS:

High-Quality JPEG Only

Colour and Black & White accepted

Landscape and Portrait accepted

SUBMISSION DATE:

10 May 2021

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Take a great picture of any natural subject in an urban setting, from a bug on the window to a deer on the road or anything else you're lucky enough to find!
     

  2. Sign-Up to the FTW Urban Photo Competition and Submit your photo.

  3. From your submissions, Free The Wild will create a shortlist featuring the semifinalist photographs and post these images in a special album on Facebook.

  4. The Competition is split between two categories: Adult Competitors and Under 15 Competitors.

  5. Our supporters and the public cast votes on the semifinalist photos by way of "likes". The 12 most popular images and 3 from the Under 15s Category move into the Finals.

  6. The Final 15 images will then be scrutinized by Five Free The Wild Judges:
     

    1. John Simpson, BBC World Affairs Editor

    2. Jamie MacArthur, Professional Wildlife Photographer

    3. Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, Co-Founder Free the Wild and Wildlife Photographer

    4. Alison Miles, Communications Professional and Wildlife Enthusiast

    5. Sagan Cowne, FTW Trustee, amateur wildlife photographer
       

  7. The winning photographs, as voted by the FTW Judges, will go on to win a special prize!

LASTEST ENTRIES

Take a look through the entries we've received so far - maybe you can find some inspiration!

 
  • Mirror of The Soul

    Mirror of The Soul

    Beautiful Canadian goose shot, capturing the beauty behind their eyes.

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    Cannon EOS 30D

  • Curious wild kākā parrot

    Curious wild kākā parrot

    Wellington City and its suburbs are home to hundreds of cheeky and curious wild native kākā parrots.

    Wellington, New Zealand

    Sony A7R3

  • Blooming blossom

    Blooming blossom

    Spring time's the season of birth and the blooming of beautiful flowers.
    White cherry blossom is at its best during April.

    Luton, England

    Samsung Galaxy A41

Image by Javardh

WIINNER SELECTION & PRIZES

Free The Wild will present prizes to 15 Finalists as well as 4 overall Competition Winners.

 

17th May: Announcement of semi-finalists.

 

18th May - 30th May: Public vote for Finalist selection (2 Categories)

1st June: 15 Finalists Announced - 12 in Adult Category and 3 in Under 15 Category

1st June - 7th June: FTW Judging Panel to select winners

8th June: Winners Announced.

1st Prize:
1st place certificate
A high quality, large format poster print of the winning image – size 120cm x 80cm 
A high-quality printed calendar, featuring the 15 finalist photos

    

2nd Prize:
2nd  place certificate
A high quality, large format poster print of the winning image – size 80cm x 60cm
A high-quality printed calendar, featuring the 15 finalist photos


    

3rd Prize:
3rd place certificate
A high quality, large format poster print of the winning image – size 60cm x 40cm
A high-quality printed calendar, featuring the 15 finalist photos


   

The 15 finalists:
Each finalist will receive a certificate
A high-quality printed calendar, featuring the 15 finalist photos 

WINNER – Under 15 years

Winner in the category under 15 years will receive a certificate
A high quality, large format poster print of the winning image – size 80cm x 60cm
A high-quality printed calendar, featuring the 15 finalist photos

DELIVERY

Winning participants will be contacted via the email address provided during Registration. Delivery information will be requested by a Free The Wild representative following prize production and quality checks, after which prizes will be sent via 1st Class Post (UK) or Courier (International).

 
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URBAN WILDLIFE COMPETITION

- EVENT REGISTRATION -

10 MAY 2021

Registration / Entry deadline

TIMER

To take part in this event, we ask participants to make a minimum donation of £5 / $5 / €5 using the form provided, but doing so is not essential. If you would like to take part without making a donation, please use the link below.

I'd like to compete without making a donation!

 

DISCLAIMER:

Whilst this is a Free The Wild initiative, and Free The Wild shall be a beneficiary of funds raised from this event, neither Free The Wild, its Trustees, staff, agents or assigns shall be held liable for any loss or damage howsoever caused as a result of participating in or spectating at this event.

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