Could you be the RSPB Young British Wildlife Photographer of 2023?

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 Close up view of a waxwing, with beak open, feeding on berries whilst perched on a hedge

The RSPB have joined forces with the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) to find the up-and-coming hot shots in nature photography.

 Close up view of a waxwing, with beak open, feeding on berries whilst perched on a hedge

We’re on the hunt for the most talented budding photographers of British wildlife, and this year, the RSPB are sponsoring three youth categories. We're looking for submissions that showcase our wonderful wild isles, as well as your photography skills.

Previous winner RSPB Young British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2019, Ollie, age 10

Previous winner RSPB Young British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2019, Ollie, age 10

RSPB Youth Publications Manager, Abby Ray, says:

“These awards are so important because, not only do they give young people the chance to have their talent recognised, but because the wildlife of the British Isles is under the greatest threat it’s ever faced. People protect what they love, so this competition is a chance for our next generation to shout about the natural world they are passionate about and are running out of time to protect.”

Previous winner RSPB Young British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2019, Harry, age 17

Previous winner RSPB Young British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2019, Harry, age 17

  • The awards are open until the 19th June 2022
  • Our expert judges will deliberate over all submissions
  • Finalists will be invited to our grand award ceremony in March 2023

Winning entries will become part of a yearlong, UK-wide touring exhibition, which will include a very special event at a flagship RSPB reserve. Plus, our overall winner will snap up £1,000 in vouchers to use on a new camera kit.

Previous winner RSPB Young British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2017, Oliver, age 14

Previous winner RSPB Young British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2017, Oliver, age 14

Fancy giving it a shot?

The RSPB Young British Wildlife Photographer Awards are free to enter.

Our age categories are: 11 years and under, 12 to 14 years, and 15 to 17 years.

You can enter up to ten images in the competition.

Good luck!