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:

2nd May 2015


•Animal Portraits

•Animal Behaviour

•Urban Wildlife

•Hidden Britain

•Coast and Marine

•Wild Woods


•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 £,5000

• 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. 

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




•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:

10th April 2015


• 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:

18th May 2015





• 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:

10th May 2015



•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. 

Let Norfolk inspire 

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Closing date:
31st March 2015


• Norfolk species and landscape


•One personal North Norfolk Photo Safari with David Tipling. This will be a one-to-one day with time sent in woodland hides, complimentary lunch at NWT Cley Marshes visitor centre and further session on the Marshes. 

•12 winners will be featured in Norfolk Wildlife Trust's 2016 calendar.  



Pat Dolbear Photographic Award for Young People     

Dorset Wildlife Trust


Closing date:
Competition runs on a monthly basis


• Age 18 and under


• Cash prize

North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2014 

Durham Wildlife Trust


Competition Closed:
Winners annouced


•Wildlife in action

•Wildlife in the landscape


•Young person’s

•Art in nature



• The winning pictures and best entries will be displayed in the Great North Museum: Hancock (Newcastle upon Tyne) during July-Sept 2014.

•Some of the pictures will tour to other venues across the North East and could be on display for several years