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)


Closing date:

Competition closed. Click below to see the incredible winners!


• 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.

Somerset Photo Competition

Somerset Wildlife Trust


Closing date:

31st December 2015


• Somerset plants, animals, insects, landscapes and coastlines 


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

Photography Competition 2015-16

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust



Opening Date:
December 2015

•To be announced soon.


• To be announced soon.