To celebrate the return of the Natural History Museum's 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition Wolverhampton Art Gallery has launched a competition to find the city's best wildlife shots.

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Talented photographers and filmmakers can now enter their work - and the winners will see their images and footage on the Lichfield Street gallery walls as part of a series of events to celebrate the exhibition.

Last year Wolverhampton Art Gallery hosted the touring show, which attracted thousands of visitors keen to see some of the most incredible images of the natural world's most astonishing sights.

The critically acclaimed 52nd exhibition, featuring awe-inspiring images of fascinating animal behaviour and breathtaking landscapes, runs from 22 July to 1 October in the City of Wolverhampton.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The exhibition attracted a great response last year and we are really looking forward to seeing the Natural History Museum's 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

"To celebrate it we are on the hunt for talented, homegrown City of Wolverhampton photographers of all ages to submit their best wildlife images or short films taken in and around the city. So, get snapping and send us your images and footage."

Photographers or film-makers entering the competition must have a WV postcode and are encouraged to capture wildlife photos in and around the City of Wolverhampton.

Winners will be announced at the official launch of the exhibition on Saturday 22 July, and prizes include afternoon tea at Wolverhampton Art Gallery and free entrance to the Natural History Museum's 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

The competition is open to anyone living, working or studying in a WV postcode.

Photography entrants must be aged 5 and above and will be split into3 categories 5 to 11, 12 to 18, and over 18s. A winner will be picked from each category.

Film entrants must be aged 5 and above - and there will be 1 winner selected.

All images and film must be the work of the person submitting them, must not have been published anywhere else, and be available until the close of the exhibition.

Only one entry per person, and we regret we are unable to accept postal entries.

Please email your jpegs which must be 1024 pixels on the longest edge/1MB to

Films must be no longer than five minutes in length, including credits, and need to be uploaded to YouTube with a link sent to

All images should be clearly labelled with the entrants' age and contact details.

The closing date is Friday 9 June, 2017, and winners will be notified in the week commencing Monday 19 June.

  • released: Tuesday 28 March, 2017