In 2009, BBC Wildlife introduced a competition for natural history artists.
With more than 700 entries, featuring artworks of high standards, this initiative proved to be a success.
Neil Allen was the overall winner with his painting "Bee Orchid" and will be present at the 2010 Festival of Wildlife in Brazil, taking place at the region of Pantanal.
Now it's time for the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Award 2010.
With 13 categories to choose from, the winners from each one will have their work displayed at the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society annual exhibition, 2010.
The overall winner will exhibit at the Society of Wildlife Artists between 21 September and 2 October 2010,at the Mall Galleries, London, alongside with some of the finest wildlife artists and will have the chance to participate in the 8th Annual Festival of Wildlife in Baja California, Mexico, in search of whales and other marine life, which will take place in 2011.
The winners of each category will have their work published in the August 2010 issue of BBC Wildlife magazine (on sale 8 July).
All entries must be received by February 28th, 2010.