Time for laughter as world famous Comedy Wildlife Awards are open!

Time for laughter as world famous Comedy Wildlife Awards are open!

By Jill Dando News

The World-Famous Comedy Wildlife Photo Competition is open and ready to accept entries of your funny wildlife photos and videos.

It is with great excitement that for 2024, they have partnered with Nikon, one of the world's leading camera brands.

A spokesperson said: “It is a very special year for us as we celebrate 10 amazing years of Comedy Wildlife and sharing thousands of funny images entered by photographers from all over the world.

“Welcome to Nikon and here’s to a glorious future together; celebrating global wildlife, celebrating the people taking the images and by doing so,encouraging the world to take part in the conservation conversation through our hilarious wildlife images.”

Photo - Emeline-Robert-Pottorff_I-just-think-youre-otter-this-world/ Comedy Wildlife Awards

Nikon is a world-leading provider of imaging products and services. Its innovative optics technology is powered by over 100 years of experience. The brand is globally recognised for setting new standards in design and performance, with Nikon’s revolutionaryZ series mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses representing a new dimension of optical performance.

Photo - Jo-De-Pauw_Oops-did-I-pick-your-candy/ Comedy Wildlife Awards

Nikon is committed to leading imaging culture and enables some of the world’s best visual artists to reach their creative potential through visual storytelling. Its award-winning photographic equipment empowers photographers and videographers to realise their creative vision at the highest level. As a trusted visionary partner, Nikon unites all levels of content creators through its engaged community, unrivalled technical expertise, and access to educational resources, via initiatives such as The Nikon School.

Photo - Michael-Rigney_Sea-Flyin/Comedy Wildlife Awards

Stefan Maier, Nikon Europe Senior General Manager Marketing says, “We are thrilled to be partnering with The Comedy Wildlife team this year to become The Nikon Comedy Wildlife Awards. Utilising the natural affinity between our brands to celebrate global wildlife, we look forward to generating vital awareness surrounding conservation.

Photo - Francis-Glassup_Headless/ Comedy WildlifeAwards

Nikon has spent morethan 100 years not only pioneering imaging technology, but also empowering creators and image makers around the world as they perfect their craft. We’re therefore thrilled to combine forces, providing a platform for talented creatives to not only tell stories that make an impact –but that put a smile on people’s faces too.

Each year the competition supports a sustainable conservation organisation and once again Comedy Wildlife are delighted to be working with Whitley Fund for Nature(WFN) a UK charity that supports conservation leaders working in their home countries across the Global South.

Over 30 years it has channelled £20million to more than 200 conservationists in 90 countries and we are really chuffed to be able to shine a spotlight on the amazing work they do and hope you will join us in supporting them.

Photos - Tímea-Ambrus_Sleepy/ Comedy Wildlife Awards

As usual,the competition is open to the public and still free to enter with some jaw-dropping prizes to be won –with the top shot winning a once in a lifetime safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, with the wonderful Alex Walker’s Serianand a handmade trophy from The Wonder Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Other prizes include a Z30Nikon for the Junior Category winner, Z8 Nikon kit and a brand new Ipad loaded the latest Affinity Photo editing software for the Young Photographer winner.

All category winners will receive afabulous camera bag, courtesy of our sponsor ThinkTANK.

Competition Categories include:

Alex Walker’s Serian Mammals Category

Spectrum Photo Birds Category

ThinkTANK Reptiles and Amphibians Category

Fish and Other Aquatic Species

Insects Category

Nikon Young Photographer (up to 25yrs.)

Nikon Junior Category(up to 16 yrs.)

Amazing Internet Portfolio Category

Video Category

Affinity Photo People’s Choice Award (after Finalists announced)

The shortlist will be scrutinized by our wonderful judges, newbies this year include Nikon Creators Cameron Whitnall, Lara Jackson and Roxy Furman. They will be joining our regular cohort of expert judges, TV presenter Kate Humble, actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, world renown wildlife photographers Daisy Gilardini and Will Burrard-Lucas wildlife expert and co-founder of The Born Free Foundation Will Travers OBE, Ashley Hewson, the Managing Director of Affinity Photo, Celina Dunlop, picture editor extraordinaire and Bella Lack, a super young passionate conservationist. Nikon will be joining our brilliant team of competition supporters and sponsors, whom we are honoured to have in our camp -Alex Walker’s Serian, Affinity Photo, Spectrum Photo, Amazing Internet and ThinkTank.

Closing date for entries is July 31st, with the shortlist being announced in Septemberand Winners inNovember. For more information about the competition or how to enter, please contact press@comedywildlifephoto.com or visit: www.comedywildlifephoto.com

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