Wildlife Photographer of the Year launches LUMIX People’s Choice Award

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Curious Encounter by Cristobal Serrano, Spain

The public can now have their say in the Natural History Museum’s world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition by voting for the winner of the LUMIX People’s Choice Award.

Newly named from 2018 to reflect LUMIX’s recent Associate Partnership with the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in London, the annual award recognises exceptional competition entries as chosen by the public. Admirers of wildlife photography around the world can choose their favourite from 25 images, pre-selected by the Natural History Museum from over 45,000 submissions from 95 countries.

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Teenager by Franco Banfi, Switzerland

Shortlisted images are currently on display at the highly-acclaimed Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, until the voting ends on 5 February 2019. The winner will then be showcased until the exhibition closes on 30 June.

The top five LUMIX People’s Choice Award images will also be displayed online at www.wildlifephotographeroftheyear.com joining the 100-strong winning portfolio chosen by the esteemed panel of judges.

Igniting curiosity about the natural world through the power of photography, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the longest-running and most prestigious competition of its kind. Seen by millions of people all over the globe, the awarded images showcase nature photography as an art form, whilst reminding us of the urgent need to protect our planet and the species we share it with.

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Sound Asleep by Tony Wu, USA

Ian Owens, Director of Science at the Natural History Museum and member of the judging panel, said: 'Inspiring audiences to connect with the natural world is at the heart of what we do as a Museum, and that’s why we’re so proud to run this competition. The LUMIX People’s Choice Award is special to us because it gives the public the chance to choose the winner, and I’m looking forward to seeing which of these beautiful photographs emerges as the favourite.’

Mike Owen, Professional Imaging Marketing Manager from Panasonic UK, adds, ‘We are proud to support the Natural History Museum and its Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The LUMIX People’s Choice Award is viewed and voted for by the general public, and having this engagement in such an important photographic and environmental milestone is hugely important to everyone at Panasonic.’

Online voting is open now, until 14.00pm (GMT) on Tuesday 5 February 2019. Vote for the winner of the LUMIX People’s Choice Award here




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