David Suchet, a passionate Nikon user and wildlife fan, urges all amateur photographers to enter. He was thrilled to have been asked by his old photography friend Gray Levett.
The other judges are:
Liz co-hosted the marine documentary series Big Blue Live, which won a BAFTA this year, and is a regular presenter on ITV’s popular Countrywise.
Best known as a co-presenter on BBC1’s Countryfile, Anita reached the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing last year.
As well as hosting shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Clive is also president of the Woodland Trust.
David is a broadcaster, writer, naturalist, public speaker and photographer, and the man behind bird-watching website urbanbirder.com.
An acclaimed photographer of wildlife and the natural world, Simon is the technical editor of Nikon Owner magazine.
The Great British Wildlife Photography Challenge is open to all amateur photographers. There are five categories: 1. Mammals; 2. Birds; 3. Insects; 4. Fish, Reptiles, Amphibians and Molluscs; 5. A special category for under-18s. Entries must be submitted by email by 30 September 2016 and the winners will be announced in Weekend magazine.
Category winners will have their photographs published in the magazine and put on display. They will also receive a state-of-the-art Nikon D5500 digital camera, lenses, a memory card and a one-year subscription to Nikon Owner magazine, as part of a £1,000 package.
The overall winner will also receive a four-day trip to Slovakia with Simon Stafford, one of our judges, who will run a masterclass in photographing brown bears, lynx and deer. The trip, in spring 2017, includes return flights from the UK, transfers and three nights half-board, courtesy of Tatra Photography, specialists in wildlife workshops and landscape courses. For full terms and conditions, see tatraphotographyworkshop.com.
■ All photographs must have been taken in the British Isles. Studies of pets and animals in captivity are ineligible.
■ Only amateur photographers can enter. No entries from professional or semi-professional photographers.
■ Entrants can submit photographs in more than one category but no more than three across the competition.
■ Entrants must verify the provenance of each image and, in the event of a winning entry, must provide the original file to confirm that the images haven’t been manipulated in a significant way.
■ If shortlisted, entrants will be required to submit a high-resolution version of their photograph.
■ Entrants cannot submit photographs that have previously won any award or commendation.
■ Images should be emailed as Jpegs to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September 2016. Include your name, age, address and phone number.
■ Entries will be judged on technical ability and aesthetic composition.
■ Each entrant will retain full copyright of any photo they submit, which will only be used in the context of the competition in Weekend magazine or any Associated Newspapers publications. Should any photo be reproduced elsewhere, it will carry a credit.
■ Prizes are as described above. Travel insurance is not included for the overall winner. No cash alternatives. Employees of DMG Media and their families, households or agents are not eligible to enter. Usual promotion terms apply, see dailymail.co.uk for details. The judges’ decision is final.