Monday, 21 November 2011

Photo Comp: Round Up

Wow! A staggering 804 photographs have been entered in to this years BWC photographic competition, over the six separate categories. Having downloaded them all over the weekend, this week sees the difficult task of whittling them down to a shortlist of 20 photographs per category.

This will not be easy as the standard looks extremely high and varied, but the BWC staff are up to the challenge and always enjoy looking at a good photo, especially when it is of one of our animals.

The shortlisted entries will then be looked at by our judging panel made up of:

Andy Rouse; International Professional and Multi Award Winning Wildlife Photographer
David Mills; BWC Owner and keen Amater Artist
Matt Binstead; BWC Head Keeper and keen Amateur and Award Winning Photographer

Between them they will choose the winner and runner-up of each category, with any dispute being decided by head judge Andy Rouse. Then from the 12 chosen photos the overall winner will be decided by Andy Rouse to win the prize of a one-on-one day with him here at the BWC, worth £500!

Winners will be announced during January of next year.

Each week in the lead up to the announcement there will be a blog post on the competition. This will start with the staff's favourites, where each staff member will pick one photo they particularly like for what ever reason. Not necessarily what they think is the best, but just their favourite.

This will follow with the shortlisted entries from each category for you all to look at, then finally a post to announce the winners and runner ups of each category and then the final post declaring the overall winner.

Here are just a few pics from the competition to wet your appetite for some amazing photos which are going to be posted over the coming weeks...

 Buckbeak888

 Chris Allesebrook

 Chris Sweet

 Dominic Burch

 Duncan Jennings

 Gary Rachamme

 Gill Merrit

 Jason Steel

 Mandy Swanwick

 Mark Bridger

 Mike Bainbridge

 Paul Reader

 Philip Pound

 Portiaphotos

 Ray Braim

 Sue Edwards

 Tessa Brammel

Tim Wright

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