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BGS Wildlife Photographer of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Bristol Grammar School's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is back for 2020.

This year our judges are Iain Green and Justin Harford. Iain is a professional wildlife photographer, naturalist and author. He has been working at BGS for a number of years running photography classes, Senior School lunchtime club, a Sixth Form course as part of our Activities Programme, and an after school session for the enthusiastic Juniors. He is also a distinguished previous judge and returns with an eye for the local wildlife, both urban and countryside. Follow him on Twitter @naturebygreen and his website

Justin Harford is a BGS Biology teacher and Director of Sixth Form. He started our competition 15 years ago as then Head of Biology after he received a copy of the Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio for Christmas. The gift was from his dad, with whom he had spent many a year taking photos of deer in the New Forest and wading birds on the estuaries of the Isle of Wight, and subsequently hundreds of hours spent cocooned in their dark room developing black and white prints from 35mm film.

This year we are requesting all images be submitted electronically. Ideally please share them with <> via Google Drive or other cloud storage. Alternatively you can send them via email to the same address (please note emails must be under 10MB in size, so if you are sending several entries you may need to attach them separately). Closing date for entries is Friday 15 May.

A reminder there are the following age categories where you can enter up to three photos:
Infants; Juniors; Years 7-10; Year 11 & Sixth Form; Parents & Staff; OBs

There is also an open category called ‘Image Evolution’ which encourages imaginative and creative digital manipulation of images you have taken. You can enter up to three further photos in this category.

This year we will also be giving a special award – ‘Doorstep Wild’ – for the photo that best captures the mood of our local wildlife during this uncertain time. Good luck and happy snapping!