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)



The next BWPA competition will open in February 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. 

Yorkshire's wild places and wildlife

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Closing date:

31st January 2015


• Yorkshire's Wild Places
• Wildlife (native Yorkshire)
• Wildlife Watch (aged 15 and under)
• Smartphone (using telephone devices only)


• First prize: 1-day workshops with East Yorkshire nature tour company Yorkshire Coast Nature (2 x wildlife safaris and 2 x photography workshop with Steve Race).

• Runner up prize: magazine subscription (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:

31st December 2014


• 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. 

Wildlife Photography Competition      

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Closing date:

Winners TBA


•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


•£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

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.  



Photographers of the Year Competition 2014

Kent Wildlife Trust


Closing date:
Winners annouced



•  Fauna, Flora

• Landscape

•  Coastline & people

•  Junior (17 and under)


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

• Prizes and cetificates 

Pat Dolbear Photographic Award for Young People     

Dorset Wildlife Trust


Closing date:
Competition runs on a monthly basis


• Age 18 and under


• Cash prize

Simply the Best

Sussex Wildlife Trust


Closing date:
Winners TBA


•Wildlife and landscapes of Sussex


•£150 cash

•£250 worth of vouchers

•A meal for two

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

North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2014 

Durham Wildlife Trust


Closing date:
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