Deadline: 1 May 2020. The Wildscreen Panda Awards honour the very best in natural world storytelling craft.
The Panda Awards have sat at the heart of the Wildscreen Festival since they were presented at the first Festival back in 1982 and they remain the highest honour in the international wildlife film and TV. In 2018, the inaugural Photo Story Panda Award was introduced to recognise the craft of photography alongside that of film and cement the craft within the DNA of the Wildscreen Festival.
The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers worldwide, over 18 years. The jury will be looking for outstanding storytelling through a series of 6 images. The judges will also be looking for exceptional emerging talent photographers, under the age of 30, which will be considered for an ‘Emerging Talent Photo Story Panda Award’.
The competition will be judged by a stellar panel of international photography professionals. The 2020 Jury will be chaired by Deputy Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine, Kathy Moran. Kathy Moran said: “Photo stories shine a spotlight on the beauty and fragility of the natural world and have huge powering in reaching hearts and changing behaviours. I am excited to discover new stories and storytellers as Chair of the Wildscreen Festival Photo Story Jury.”
Nominees will be announced in August with the overall winner revealed at the Wildscreen Panda Awards ceremony during the Wildscreen Festival. Each of the nominated photo stories will also be featured in a large-scale outdoor photography exhibition in central Bristol, UK, in October 2020, reaching a public audience of over 45,000. Nominees will also be invited to present their work as part of the Festival programme.
Photo Contest Website: http://www.wildscreen.org/festival/call-for-entries/photo-story-call-for-entries/