photo COMPETITION JUDGING
Over the past 20 years, I have judged most of the world's top nature photography competitions. As Editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine, I helped the Natural History Museum to make the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition the one to win. In 2019, I helped Wildscreen launch its first-ever Photo Panda Awards to create a platform where more stories can be told to protect the natural world.
★ California Academy of Science's BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition, judge: 2015 – 2021 (click here for more details)
★ BIAZA Photography Competition, 2021
★ Wildscreen Photo Story Panda Award, Competition Consultant and Chair of the jury: 2018
★ GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, judge: 2018 (click here for more details)
★ Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA), judge: 2017 (click here for more details)
★ The Mammal Society 3rd Annual Photo Competition, judge: February 2015 and 2016 (click here for more details)
★ Por el Planeta Wildlife, Nature & Conservation Photo Competition, Expert Advisory Committee and final jury, April 2015 (click here for details) For details of the commemorative book I edited, click here.
★ Nikon 35th Photo Contest, Shanghai, final jury: April 2015 (click here to watch my judge's video)
★ British Wildlife Photography Awards: 2014
★ National Insect Week photo competition,
Royal Entomological Society, Bristol: 2010–2014
★ Wildlife Photographer of the Year, BBC Wildlife & Natural History Museum, London, final round jury: 2005–2012
★ World Press Photo Award, Amsterdam, Nature jury:
★ Golden Turtle, Moscow, final round jury: 2012
★ Canon/WWT photography competition,
final round jury: 2012
★ Society of Biology photography competition,
final round jury: 2012
★ ARKive invertebrate photography competition: 2012
★ Wildscreen, Bank of America Merrill Lynch photography competition: 2011
★ Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year: 2010–2011
HOW COULD I HELP YOU?
★ Do you need an experienced and well-respected judge for your wildlife photo competition?
★ Do you want advice on best practice running or launching a new professional competition?
★ Do you need help launching a competition aimed at engaging the public more closely with your brand?
★ Do you want to know what rules you should include, what categories get the most entries – and what pitfalls to watch out for?
★ Do you need a photographic expert to give presentations on how to get your images published or the best wildlife photos ever taken?
★ Do you want a 1-2-1 portfolio review and personal coaching? Find out more here.
★ Do you need help producing a wildlife photographic book, selecting your best images for competitions or for submission to a nature magazine?
★ Do you need an expert to help you produce a photo exhibition – on any subject relating to the natural world – that will include images from the word's finest photographers, from National Geographic greats to the best British talent?
Then I have everything you need! You have only to ask.