The British Photography Awards (BPA) recently announced their shortlist of 380 images for 2021, spanning 19 categories. The competition, which received over 11,000 submissions, is open to photographers of any nationality that hold British citizenship. Furthermore, 20 UK-based charities will benefit from the money raised by BPA through entry fees and other related events.
‘Photography encourages us to look around and see, it encourages us to notice and appreciate the fine details of life often overlooked. Taking photographs is like an addiction, and if you are a curious person you always want to see what is around the next corner. To have your work validated is a lovely feeling as essentially someone is saying that they like your vision and like your way of seeing,’ Edward Felton, who was nominated in both the Drone and Documentary categories, tells DPReview.
This group is known as the Extinction Rebellion Brigade. Edward Felton’s capture of them at a Greta Thunberg rally is shortlisted in the Documentary category.
Voting for all 380 shortlisted images is open through December. For those who missed entering this competition, there is a free-to-enter COVID-19 Assignment open for entries until January 1st. Organizers claim over 6,500 entries have already been received. All BPA 2021 competition images will be on display at a hybrid gala this March.