Friday, December 14, 2007


Assistant Editor Mike Weedon writes:
It was very cold here in Peterborough yesterday. Ferry Meadows CP was bathed in mist and outrageous frost, and I feared for the IWP 2007 judges (see below), driving from Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Hampshire, through the ice and fog of frozen England. During my cycle into work, I spent precisely one minute snapping some of it, but my fingers became too numb to press the button any more...
Canon PowerShot A640

Thursday, December 13, 2007

IWP 2007 judging

Today (13.12.07), we judged the International Wildbird Photographer of the Year 2007 competition.

The judging panel in our Peterborough offices were (left to right):

Chris Packham, TV star, photographer,
Mike Weedon, Assistant Editor of Bird Watching,
Chairman: Kevin Wilmot, Editor of Bird Watching,
Peter Partington, wildlife artist,
Angie Pickavance, Marketing and Creative Manager of Warehouse Express (co-owners of IWP),
Tom Bailey, award-winning landscape photographer,

IWP 2007 was entered by nearly 400 photographers from a record-breaking 34 countries, submitting more than 4,000 images!

Winners and runners-up were chosen from each of eight categories (Birds of the UK; Birds of the world; Birds in flight; Bird behaviour; Birds in the landscape: Best amateur; Best digiscoped image; Best portfolio. An overall winner of the the title of International Wildbird Photographer of the Year 2007 was also chosen.

Who won?

Read our February 2008 magazine (out January 30, 2008) and find out!