WPOTY People’s Choice Award Open for Voting
Online voting is now open for the LUMIX People’s Choice Award, as part of the Natural History Museum’s world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which is now in it’s 55th year.
This annual award recognises exceptional competition entries as voted for by members of the public and voting is open now, until 14:00pm (GMT) on Tuesday 4 February 2020 on the NHM website.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the Natural History Museum’s highly acclaimed, annual showcase of the world’s best nature photography and wildlife photojournalism on one global platform. The awarded images are seen by millions of people all over the world, and shine a spotlight on nature photography as an art form, whilst challenging us to address the big questions facing our planet.
Each year, it sparks curiosity and wonder in millions of people, using the unique power of photography to sway both hearts and minds. The awarded images remind us of the impact of human activity and emphasise the urgent need to protect the planet and the species we share it with.
Fans of wildlife photography from around the world can choose their favourite for the LUMIX People’s Choice Award from 25 images, pre-selected by the Natural History Museum from over 48,000 image entries from 100 countries.
The shortlisted images are currently on display at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, until voting ends on 4 February 2020. The winner will then be showcased until the exhibition closes on the 31st May 2020.
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.
“The LUMIX People’s Choice images capture the essence of the competition; they all ignite a reaction about the natural world and make you see it differently,” said Tim Littlewood, Executive Director of Science at the Natural History Museum. “Showcasing breath-taking beauty, compassion and cruelty, it is impossible not to be moved by them–I think everyone who votes has a tough decision to make!”
Here are a few of the selected 25 images up for winning the 2019 Award:
Be sure to get your vote in by 14:00pm (GMT) on Tuesday 4 February and share your favourite by tagging @NHM_WPY on Twitter and using the hashtag #WPYPeoplesChoice. More information on the NHM website.