Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards: Conservation Through Competition, 2017

Publish Date: Jun 09, 2017

Deadline: Sep 30, 2017

The Overview

Welcome to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. 


So go and sort out your funniest, best, most brilliant wildlife photographs and get them entered. 

Have a look in our GALLERY Page in the link provided below to see the wonderful, amazing and hilarious winners from last year's competition.

The last two years have seen some fantastic entries, and we want to see even more animals represented than before.  Go out and photograph, wherever you are ... a squirrel could win the competition... we want to raise awareness of conservation of all animals all over the world, so wherever you are, take pictures of those wilder things!

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. After its first year, 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 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.


Born Free Foundation

The Born Free Foundation is an international wildlife charity founded by Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers and their eldest son Will following Bill and Virginia’s starring roles in the classic film Born Free. Today the Foundation is devoted to wild animal welfare and compassionate conservation, working to save animal lives, stop suffering, rescue individuals and protect rare species. Our charity is determined to end captive animal exploitation, phase out zoos and keep wildlife in the wild. We take action for lions, elephants, gorillas, tigers, wolves, bears, dolphins, turtles, British wildlife and much more and work with local communities to find solutions to help people and wildlife live together without conflict.


Category winners

If you win one of the categories, you can say that you are 'Award Winning', I know and if that isn’t enough, you will also receive a brilliant trophy for your category made by men and women with disabilities at the WonderWorkshop in Dar es Salaam. 

Overall winner

So now then, onto the Overall Winner – the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Oh yes, it's a massive title and your image(s) will be flying around the world, dazzling millions of people (seriously!).

So what are you set to win as a prize? Well, it’s not one prize but a whole bag of prizes:


You will receive a wonderful hand made metal trophy as the Winner from the Wonder Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Your prize will be a one week photographer led safari in Kenya with Alex Walker’s Serian (the prize is to be used in one of our Masai Mara based camps in Kenya). All expenses paid, you will be flown out by Kenya Airways with your friend / partner / spouse / etc. Yes it's a safari for two and with two return flights from Europe.

Paul Joynson-Hicks (that's actually me by the way) will accompany you and if you are a professional photographer he will chatter away about the birds and the bees and the fun of living in Africa, and if you are a keen enthusiast he will impart some wisdom about how to take incredible award winning wildlife pictures.

Alex Walker’s Serian intimate safari camps are among the best in Africa and most certainly in the best areas. So they will meet you off the plane and deliver you back, after a one week amazing experience.  Yes, as always there are certain terms and conditions, but you can find them on the Terms and Conditions page.

How to Enter

To enter the competition, please enter your details in the link provided below to register, really quick and easy. We'll send you an email with your own personal link to manage your entry, yup, we are that nice! Keep it safe as you'll need it again, really we mean that.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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