Sirwin
Sirwin

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

By PierreL | Content For Creators | 3 Jun 2021


Every year, I look at the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards winners and have a good laugh. This year, I decided to finally try my luck at it!

 

About the contest

If you have never heard of the CWPA, it was created in 2015 by professional photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam who thought (with good reason) that humor would be a good way to bring some attention to issues related to wildlife conservation and the environment in general. Every year, they organize a photography contest open to everyone and reward the funniest wildlife picture of the year with various gifts/trips. They also partner with a different organisation working for wildlife protection every time and donate 10% of their yearly revenue to it, as well as a well deserved worldwide promotion.

Here are some winners from the previous years:

279dcb53defc6d30521b4f293ca422c54ef3c798f0a2976b1eb36c5b159a745a.jpge1b167806f56b84cfa6218f37272e37fb2d72b25b998e2942958f0d18e7349c2.jpga55a933182cbbc80f9103337d2a2e560faf74c09d00fbddbc107753a54220ba8.jpg

 

The 2021 edition

For this year's edition, CWPA decided to partner with Gunung Palung Orang-utan Conservation Program, a US and Indonesia based organisation which protects wild orangutans. The jury this year will be made of 14 wildlife and photography experts, journalists and sponsors from all over the world (you can see the full list here), and they will be judging pictures in 6 different categories: land, air, water, juniors (for photographers under 16 years old), video and a "collection", where contestants have to upload 4 photos preferably depicting the same scene. You can upload 3 photos for each category, and 2 video clips, and the only requirements are that they have to show actual wildlife (no pets or zoo animals) and be your funniest shots. You have until June 30 to submit your entries, so there is still plenty of time to look through your hard drives or grab your camera!

The grand prize to win this year is a one week safari in Kenya for 2 people so... Pretty tempting if you love wildlife photography and if you miss traveling as much as I do!

 

Here are some of my entries for this year (I don't have hilarious pictures but I figured why not try it, worst case scenario is I get nothing from it, best case scenario it could be a life changing experience, so I have nothing to lose anyway):

6b0ee8a66032caf6b378feeef22aaa54f4f951f5b1f33b0468f522887f93ecd4.jpg

6785a3839998472cf600feb68c24c94ff97aa4337168beb77cab021061aea3b4.jpg

35f27fc96b184eb77a61189b5ed8feb4789c60871c2e552b84cbea11d9a537a8.jpg

2ccbc790061142abe4a372c0bae1a106067e8f53019757545af3635d49842e87.jpg

 

As I said, it is open to anyone who has a funny wildlife picture to share, you don't have to be a professional photographer to win an award, so feel free to go sign up before June 30! And if you want to support the project and help protect wildlife, you can buy their picture books, some prints or directly donate on their website: comedywildlifephoto.com.

Until next time, stay creative! See ya!

 

 

---

Any kind of support, even a simple "like", is truly appreciated and helps me grow and create more quality content for you to enjoy.
Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/piliz
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PierreLizetVideo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PierreLizet
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pierre__lizet

Enjoy one free random stock (no deposit required) by signing up here: https://join.robinhood.com/nathaln-81f11a

And if you are new to Publish0x, it is a blogging platform where you get paid for reading articles! You can join using this link to support me: https://www.publish0x.com?a=Vyb8NjLevA

 

How do you rate this article?

31


PierreL
PierreL

French video editor, wildlife photographer, amateur space junkie, sports and history buff and crypto enthusiast.


Content For Creators
Content For Creators

I share tips, tricks and resources with creative people on a budget. Tutorials, free softwares and online tools for creators and freelancers alike. Stay creative!

Send a $0.01 microtip in crypto to the author, and earn yourself as you read!

20% to author / 80% to me.
We pay the tips from our rewards pool.