Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2004 goes digital

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the world's most prestigious photographic competitions and for the first time will be accepting digital images in 2004. The "underwater world" category will be of most interest to wetpixel members, but underwater images can win prizes in other categories.

Digital images should be supplied on a CD that is PC compatible. Each image must be provided in two formats: the RAW file as captured in the camera and the processed TIFF or JPEG file. A contact sheet or prints should be provided as a quick reference. Digital manipulation is not allowed. The file size should enable large high quality reproduction and no allowances will be made for the visible effects of compression or extrapolation. The closing date is Friday 2nd April 2004.

The competition has been awarding the best wildlife photographers for 39 years. It was launched in 1964 when it attracted 500 entries. These days it is much larger and there were 18,500 slides entered in 2002.