Photography is one of the many ways you can get out and embrace the wilderness. Whether it’s capturing interesting animal behaviours, breath-taking wildlife habitats or the integration of people and nature - soaking up wildlife through the lens is a truly great way to connect ourselves more with nature.

Have some great wildlife photos? Then why not submit them to a wildlife photography competition? There are plenty to choose from: 

The British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA)


Closing date:

Competition closed


• Animal Portraits

• Animal Behaviour

• Urban Wildlife

• Hidden Britain

• Coast and Marine

• Wild Woods

• Habitat

• Botanical Britain

• Close to Nature

• British Nature in Black and White

• British Seasons

• Wildlife in HD Video

• Documentary series

• WildPix (12 and under)

• WildPix (12 -18 years)
Schools Category


• Cash prize £5,000

• Included in a touring exhibition across the UK and a stunning coffee table book, published by AA Publishing.

• Canon PowerShot S120 Camera and a Canon LEGRIA mini-digital creative camcorder plus splashproof case.

• Sky World HD package and a 3D TV. 

Photography Competition 2015

Suffolk Wildlife Trust


Closing Date:

8th November 2015


• Young photographer – Under 12 years old – British Wildlife
• Young photographer – 12-18 years old – British Wildlife
• Suffolk Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve
• People and wildlife
• Garden wildlife
• East Anglian Bird
• East Anglian Mammal, Reptile or Amphibian
• East Anglian Invertebrate
• East Anglian Plant or Fungi


• All winning images will be displayed in an online gallery 

• Center Parcs resort.

• £500 cash.

Oxford Festival of Nature Wildlife Photo Competition

Trust: Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust


Closing Date:

31st May 2015

• My Wild Life: people in their favourite spots
• Wild Places: beautiful scenery
• Wildlife: magnificent animals
• Under 12s
• Under 18s

• 1:1 workshop with professional photographer, Elliott Neep.

• Featured in the exhibiting of winning photographs at The Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 13 June as part of the Oxford Festival of Nature. 

Wild Side of Wales

Trust: Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales


Closing Date:

30th September 2015


• Welsh Flora

• Fauna

• Landscapes

• Coastlines

• Overnight stay and day trips to Skomer Island

• Gift vouchers for the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Parc Slip Visitor Centre

• Membership to our Trust and more (TBC)

Wildlife on Your Doorstep

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust


Closing date:

30th June 2015


• Wildlife and/or the natural world taken in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight.



• 12 highly commended photos in to be published in the Trust's 2016 Wildlife Calendar.


Somerset Photo Competition

Somerset Wildlife Trust


Closing date:

Competition closed. Follow the link to vote for your favourite


• Somerset plants, animals, insects, landscapes and coastlines 


• Featured in Somerset's 2016 Wildlife Trust's 'Wild Somerset' calendar.

Picture perfect

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust


Closing date:

Competition closed. Winners to be announced at end of May


• Worcestershire’s wildlife and wildlife-friendly countryside


• Featured in Worcestershire Wildlife Trust's 2016 wildlife calendar

• Photos featured in Worcestershire Wildlife Trust's magazine, Christmas cards and website. 

Warwickshire Wildlife Photo Competition 2015

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust


Closing date:

Competition closed. Winners will be notified via email



• Wildlife


• Published in Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's 2016 calendar.

• Further prizes TBA

North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2015

Durham, Northumberland and Tees Valley (North East) Wildlife Trust 


Closing date:

Competition closed. Winners announced in July



• Mobile nature

• Nature up close

• Young person’s (16 and under)

• Wildlife portraits

• Wildlife in action

• Wildlife in the landscape



• The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on 9 July 2015 at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle

• Winning photos will be displayed in the Museum before going on tour around the region. 

Pat Dolbear Photographic Award for Young People     

Dorset Wildlife Trust


Closing date:
Competition runs on a monthly basis


• Age 18 and under


• Cash prize

Scottish Wildlife Trust 50th Anniversary Wildlife Photography Competition

Scottish Wildlife Trust





Closing date:
31st August 2015


• Adult

• School children



• To be announced

Hay Meadow Competition

Cumbria Wildlife Trust


Closing date:
1st September 2015 


• Living Meadows

• Meadow wildlife

• Artistic vision

• Junior category (under 16)


All winners will have their photo featured in the 2016 Cumbria Wildlife Trust calendar, receive free annual membership to the Wildlife Trust and have their picture exhibited at the Meadow Life stand at Westmorland County Show.

• 1st prize £100 voucher for camera equipment

• 2nd prize £50 voucher for camera equipment  

• 3rd prize £25 voucher for camera equipment

Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Photography Competition

Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust






Closing date:
30th June 2015 


• Photographs taken in Leicestershire or Rutland


Winners will be featured in Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust's 2016 calendar