Calling all wildlife photographers

Entries are now being received for the WNPS – Wild Life Photographer 2006 contest launched on March 29 at the Trans Asia Hotel. The Wild Life and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka (WNPS) is conducting this event as an annual feature, to give all keen nature photographers, both local and foreign, the chance to compete for the prestigious title of “Wild Life Photographer of the Year”.

The title also carries with it a handsome cash prize of Rs. 100,000. which the sponsors say is aimed at encouraging nature lovers to shoot more images with this contest in mind. This they believe will have a fall-out effect with more and more people taking up wild life photography, thus increasing people’s love of wild life and nature.

In the Junior Category, participants under the age of 18 years will compete for the title of “Junior Wild Life Photographer 2006”. This title carries a prize of Rs. 25,000.

The closing date for entries is June 30, 2006, and entries are now accepted at the WNPS Office, No. 86, Rajamalwatte Road, Battaramulla; Exposure Colour Lab, No. 501, Union Place, Colombo 2; John Keells Head Office, No. 130, Glennie Street, Colombo 2 and Nations Trust Bank, Dharmapala Mawatha.

The prize giving and exhibition will be held at the Harrold Peiris Gallery from September 21 onwards. Entry coupons are available in the newspapers, or you can download your coupon from the official website

The contest, while encouraging both local and overseas contestants to participate, only accepts images of Sri Lankan wild life and scenic places, thus promoting local wildlife and the beauty of our island.



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