Remembering Rhinos, the follow up to the runaway success Remembering Elephants, in association with Born Free Foundation, has once again gathered support from some of the best wildlife photographers in the field in order to raise money for anti-poaching initiatives. A hugely successful Kickstarter campaign in Feb/March 2017 raised more than £103,000 to guarantee the funding of the book. Design will start in May 2017 ready for printing and then delivery in late October 2017. The competition will open 07.00 GMT on 16th March 2017 and close 23.59 on 17th April 2017.
The full list of the initial participating photographers can be found below, but with this competition, in association with Digital Camera Magazine, we are announcing the chance for a further 10 photographers to join that prestigious list.
Those wishing to participate are invited to submit their entries using the form below. The first entry will cost USD10 and each subsequent entry USD5 and there is no limit on the number of times you can enter. Payment is by PayPal and it doesn’t matter which currency you pay in – PayPal will manage the conversion to your local currency. The competition is open to all, from amateurs to pros (and everyone in between) and all funds raised after costs will go straight to the cause, so whether you win or not, you can feel good when you enter as you are donating too.
We are looking for images of wild rhinos of all species to help us tell the story of their lives, illustrated with as many different types of behaviour as possible. The photos need to be taken in the wild, true to the original scene, with minimal editing and nothing added or taken away from the photo. The competition organizers reserve the right to review the RAW images of the final selection before inclusion is guaranteed. The file size needs to be a minimum of 3500 pixels longest edge.
The judges of the competition are Keith Wilson, editor of ‘Remembering Rhinos’; Chris Packham, TV presenter & wildlife photographer; Daryl Balfour, wildlife photographer; Ben Brain, editor of Digital Camera magazine and Margot Raggett, wildlife photographer and the founder of the Remembering Elephants & Remembering Rhinos projects.
The 10 winning photographers will have their winning photo (only one per winner) used in the book alongside some of the world’s most respected wildlife photographers. It will also appear in Digital Camera magazine, where the winners will be announced. They will receive a copy of the book and an invitation to the VIP launch in London on October 31st 2017. A copy of their image will also appear in the London exhibition to launch the book and the print sold to raise further funds for the cause.
Photographers confirmed as contributing to this book so far, once again under the banner of ‘Wildlife Photographers United’, are:
Andrew Aveley, Angie Scott, Anja Denker, Art Wolfe, Brendon Jennings, Britta Jaschinski, Daryl Balfour, David Cayless, David Lloyd, Denise Eriksson, Elliott Neep, Federico Veronesi, Frans Lanting, George Logan, Greg du Toit, Heinrich Neumeyer, Hendri Venter, Hilary Hann, Hilary O’Leary, Isak Pretorius, James Suter, James Warwick, Jan van der Greef, Johan Marais, Keith Connelly, Margot Raggett, Marina Cano, Marius Coetzee, Mark Carwardine, Mark Dumbleton, Marlon du Toit, Marsel van Oosten, Michael Poliza, Michel Denis-Huot, Morkel Erasmus, Neil Aldridge, Paul Goldstein, Peter Chadwick, Peter Delaney, Piper Mackay, Richard Peters, Roger Hooper, Ross Couper, Shannon Wild, Shem Compion, Stephen Belcher, Steve & Ann Toon, Steve Winter, Theo Allofs, Thomas Mangelsen, Todd Gustafson, Will Burrard-Lucas, William Steel
Terms & conditions
- The photo must have been taken by you and you must own the full copyright and be able to prove so if required
- The photo must be of a rhino/rhinos (any species) and must have been taken in the wild in Africa or Asia. Images of captive rhinos in zoos, orphanages etc. are not accepted
- Online entries only
- Entries must be received no later than 23.59 GMT on Monday 17th April 2017
- Once you submit your entries, you will receive an email confirming that it has been received
- The photos need to be taken in the wild, true to the original scene, with minimal editing and nothing added or taken away from the photo. The competition organizers reserve the right to review the RAW images of the final selection before inclusion is guaranteed.
- The file size needs to be a minimum of 3500 pixels longest edge
- The picture should not contain copyright signs or digital frames and should be saved at the highest quality possible; remember, you keep all copyright. Please, make sure all digital pictures are free from sensor dust.
- The judges decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into.
- The judges reserve the right not to select 10 images if the standard submitted is not deemed high enough to award 10 prizes. The quality of the book is of paramount importance.
- By entering the competition and giving us your email address, you will be added to our mailing list. If you wish to, you can remove yourself at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of emails sent.
I/We grant to Remembering Rhinos, if my image is chosen as a winner, the right and unrestricted use to publish the winning photograph taken by me in both the Remembering Rhinos book but also for editorial, trade, advertising, and any other purpose in relation to the promotion of the book and in any manner and medium, to alter the same without restriction, and to copyright the photographs. The undersigned jointly and severally releases, discharges, acquits, and forgives Remembering Rhinos now and forevermore from any and all claims, actions, suits, demands, agreements, liabilities, and proceedings of every nature and description, whether by or on equity, arising from the beginning of time to the date of this release and more particularly related to an incident or claim that arose out of the use of the winning photograph. This release shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives.