BWPA Tenth Anniversary 2019
To mark their tenth anniversary and help raise awareness about our coast; its incredible biodiversity and the threats it is facing BWPA have expanded the Coast and Marine category to include British and Irish Coastlines within four separate categories and prizes for; Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.
Mark Carwardine, conservationist broadcaster and author has written about our coast in the ‘People’s Manifesto for Wildlife’
“Our island nation has 32,018 kilometres of coastline overlooking the English Channel, Celtic Sea, Irish Sea, North Sea and, of course, the open North Atlantic Ocean. We are surrounded by some of the richest seas in the World, teeming with an astonishing abundance and diversity of marine wildlife. We provide a home to some 8 million sea birds, wide variety of cetaceans, along with everything from otters and grey seals to basking sharks and white-tailed eagles. There are estimated to be 8,500 marine species living in UK seas altogether. But we do a shockingly bad job of looking after them. The good news is that we can turn the tide. With proper management we can ensure that our seas are brought back to full health and remain healthy for generations to come”
Read his full article here including the damage we cause and his proposals for future management of our coast.
Download and pass on the manifesto by Chris Packham: a brilliant initiative we can all act upon and support.
The 2019 competition has different dates to previous years. The 2019 competition is open now, and closes on 6th April 2019.
We are offering a prize draw for 5 entrants who purchase an entry package worth £30 or more by 10th December. (NB Your images do not need to be uploaded until closing of the competition). The prize worth £35 is the latest BWPA book no 9 and 2019 Calendar, which will be posted in time for Christmas.
Exhibitions: The full list of venues can be seen here:
The travelling exhibition is currently on show at these galleries.
Nature in Art, Gloucester to 6th January 2019
Canterbury Museums & Galleries to 3rd February 2019
Astley Hall, Chorley: 24th November 2018 to 31st December 2018
Book: British Wildlife Photography Awards 9
Buy the book for £25, with free postage and packing
Naturalist, Author and Wildlife TV Producer Stephen Moss comments; “Once again, this collection of images from the British Wildlife Photography Awards leaves us in awe of the skill, patience and artistry of the photographers whose work is showcased here. The extraordinary range of subjects, species and habitats, and the imaginative way they are portrayed, leaves us in no doubt that we in Britain are fortunate to be home to some of the most talented photographers in the world. But stunning though this book is, it is not simply a collection of beautiful images, preserved like museum specimens for us to enjoy. It is also a snapshot of Britain’s diverse and beautiful wildlife, at a time when these wild creatures – and the places where they live – are under threat as never before.”