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)

BWPA

 

Categories:

•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

Prizes:

•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. 

The next BWPA competition will open in February 2015.

Wild Somerset

Somerset Wildlife Trust

Categories:

•Somerset Wildlife

•Somerset Lanscape

 

Prizes:

•Featured in Somerset Wildlife Trust's 'Wild Somerset' 2015 calendar. 

Deadline: 
31st December 2014

Wildlife Photography Competition      

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Categories:

•Young photographer – British Wildlife

•Suffolk Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve

•Wild Child – people engaged with nature

•Living Garden

•Selfies in nature

•East Anglian Bird

•East Anglian Mammal, Reptile or Amphibian

•East Anglian Invertebrate

•East Anglian Plant or Fungi

Prizes:

•£100 Wex Photographic voucher plus framed photo from Snappy Snaps, Ipswich

•Young person Winner - £100 from Ipswich Building Society

•Young Person Runner up - £75 Wex Photographic Voucher

•Every Category Winner – Suffolk Wildlife Trust membership (1 year) or Gift membership for existing members

Deadline:
9th November 2014

 

Wild Summer Days 

The Wildlife Trusts

Categories:

• Over the summer holidays The Wildlife Trusts are running 4 mini-photography competitions to keep you busy and wild.

• Each week will be based on a different theme with the mission of having family fun and being creative.

Prizes:

•Family break to Center Parcs 

 

Deadline:
Winners annouced

Photographers of the Year Competition 2014

Kent Wildlife Trust

Categories:

•  Fauna, Flora

• Landscape

•  Coastline & people

•  Junior (17 and under)

Prizes:

• Featured in Wild Kent magazine and on Kent Wildlife Trust's website.

• Prizes and cetificates 

Deadline: 
Winners annouced

Pat Dolbear Photographic Award for Young People     

Dorset Wildlife Trust
 

Categories:

• Age 18 and under

Prizes:

• Cash prize

Deadline:
Competition runs on a monthly basis

 

Simply the Best

Sussex Wildlife Trust
 

Categories:

•12 stunning photographs capturing the best of the wildlife and landscapes of Sussex

Prizes:

•£150 cash

•£250 worth of vouchers

•A meal for two

•Featured in Sussex Wildlife Trust's wildlife and landscape 2015 online calendar

Deadline: 
Winners TBA

 

Hay meadow photo competition  

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Categories:

•Living meadows

•Meadow wildlife

•Artistic vision 

•Junior category (16 and under) 

Prizes:

• Photo featured in 2015 Cumbria Wildlife Trust calender

•1st - £100 voucher for camera equipment and either a copy of the inspiring book 'A Year in the life of an English Meadow' by Andy Garnett and Polly Devlin, or ‘The Meadow’ by Barney Wilczak.

•2nd - £50 voucher for camera equipment

•3rd - £25 voucher for camera equipment

•The photographer of the overall winning image will have their image printed in Cumbria Life and on the front page of our Cumbrian Wildlife magazine.

Deadline:
Winners TBA

North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2014 

Durham Wildlife Trust

 

 

Categories:

•Wildlife in action

•Wildlife in the landscape

•Botanical

•Young person’s

•Art in nature

 

Prizes:

• 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

Deadline:
Winners annouced