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? Why not submit them to a wildlife photography competition? There are plenty to choose from: 


The British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA)



2016 Competition now open for entries!


Closing date:

30th April 2016


• 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

• 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. 

Somerset Photo Competition

Somerset Wildlife Trust


Closing date:

Closed. Watch this space for public vote.


• Somerset plants, animals, insects, landscapes and coastlines 


• Featured in Somerset's 2017 Wildlife Trust's 'Wild Somerset' calendar.

   The North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2016
Northumberland Wildlife Trust



Closing date: 
15th May 2016

  Wildlife Portraits
Wildlife in Action
Wildlife in the Landscape
Nature Up Close
Mobile Nature
Young Person’s

Pat Dolbear Photographic Award for Young People     

Dorset Wildlife Trust


Closing date:
Competition runs on a monthly basis


• Age 18 and under


• Cash prize

Photography Competition 2015-16

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust



Closing Date:

Winner's announced soon!


• Yorkshire's Wild Places

• Yorkshire's Wildlife

• Wildlife Watch (under 15's, photo to be taken in Yorkshire)

• Smartphone (Yorkshire or Yorkshire wildlife images only)



• To be announced soon.

North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2016

Northumberland Wildlife Trust



Closing Date:

Sunday 15th May 2016


• Wildlife portraits - photos that capture the character, essence or traits of a species

• Wildlife in action - photos that capture wildlife behaviour

• Wildlife in the landscape - photos that show wildlife in its habitat

•Nature up close - macro/close-up photos of wildlife

•Mobile nature - photos taken with a mobile or tablet device

•Young person’s - photos of wildlife taken by anyone aged 16 or under


• Each category winner and runner-up will receive a great prize

• An overall winner selected from one of the categories for the main prize of £250 


Photography competition - 2016

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust



Closing date:

30th June 2016

How to Enter:

• Images should be taken in landscape orientation and submitted via the form on this page. It is important to include your name in the image file title so we can ensure that all images can be correctly credited.

• This competition is a celebration of our local wildlife so images should have been taken within Hampshire or on the Island or should represent native species, scenes and habitats, or species naturally migrant to the area.

• You can enter up to three images per entry form, however there is no maximum amount of times you can enter the competition



• Winning 12 images will be features in the 2017 calendar. 


2015 Photographic Competition

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust




Click to see the winners.

The standard of entries in our wildlife photography competition never fails to amaze our judges, wildlife photographer, Iain Green and Cotswold Life Assistant Editor, Candia McKormack.

With over 300 entries, choosing the winners for various categories was tough