Welcome to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
What can I do to be a Conservationist at home?
We have a great list of things you can do at home to be a conservationist. Read it! Its fun.
Sadly, the 2019 competition is now CLOSED. It has been a thrilling ride this year, and the 40 finalists will be announced in September, once the judges have wrestled with their humour levels, and selected from possibly the best entries we have ever had. Thank you to you all for entering, and good luck to you.
For those of you that were a bit late this year, save your photos for next years competition. The prizes will be as amazing, and no doubt there will be some even better ones on offer!
Thanks again, and remember to spread the word - this planet is for us to enjoy WITH all the other living things on it.
What on earth do they mean by "Conservation through Competition"?
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, ingeniously titled to avoid any confusion, was the result of two factors: Firstly, a need for a photography competition that was light hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things. 4years on and these objectives seem to have been met. Secondly, and way more importantly, this competition is about conservation.
None of us are perfect, all of us at some point will fly somewhere, drive somewhere, cook something, burn something and probably provide some direct input into the general warming of the globe. Indirectly, we will also have some impact on the animals that share this planet with us. So the end result?
By entering this competition it gives both Paul and Tom and the rest of you talented photographers a chance to do a little bit for conservation. How? Well… you are now obviously going to go to your office, home, pub, club or wherever and talk about the dire need for us all to be conservationists in our own little way. Also, perhaps you will go to Born Free’s website and have a look at the work they do and spread that word as well.
It’s not a lot necessarily but it is the right step forwards. And one step leads to the next step. With your help and the help of Born Free it’s way more than we could possibly have done without them and without you.
We hope that you feel the same way, keep clicking and keep appreciating the other living things that we live with.
Thanks, to all of you.
Paul and Tom
One of us is the Founder and an inspired wildlife photographer (@pj_hicks) and the other one is the grown up Chair of the Judges and Competition Director and Landscape photographer (yawn - but admittedly he has won not one but TWO awards...? Shut it Tom) (@sullamphoto)