Whether you're a weekend happy snapper, serious amateur type or fully-fledged professional photographer for the National Geographic, you could be in the running to win up to £5,000 for your wildlife portrait.

British Wildlife Photography Awards are for all those people who love taking pictures of British wildlife - insects, sea life, birds, mammals - natural or urban. The awards will highlight the diversity of the country's wildlife at a time when conservation and habitat protection are becoming ever so important.

The Natural History Museum has a similar competition that they showcased at the beginning of the year. Like the BWPA, there were categories for younger photographers - images from the likes of 7 and 10 year old kids that were quite inspiring.

Anyone can enter so if you fancy yourself as a promising wildlife photographer why not enter some of your best shots? You have until the 31st of July to enter.

The BWPA website has more information on categories and how to enter as well as some good shooting tips.

Selected photographs will feature in the launch at Hoopers Gallery in September as well as a nationwide touring exhibition.