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: 


Photo Competition 2017

Essex Wildlife Trust

Closing date: 31st October


• Species

• Habitats

• Our beautiful county

• Unexpected Essex

• EWT to a tee

• Young photographer



• The overall winner will receive £250 and a trophy, with each category winner receiving a shield and each runner-up a certificate.

Photo Competition: Wild Web Photography

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Closing date: 30th March 2018

We are looking for photographs of wildlife and wild places that will inspire and motivate visitors to the website to explore further and discover more about our work, our nature reserves and the amazing wildlife that can be found there.


If we use your photo/s for our new web site, you will be credited and one lucky person will have one of their selected photographs feature on the cover of one of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's Members Magazine, either spring, summer or autumn 2018.

Photo Competition 2017: The Changing Seasons 

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust

Competition closed.


• Spring

• Summer

• Autumn

• Winter


• The best entries will be selected for inclusion in the 2018 calendar

• The winners will each receive two copies of the calendar

• The overall winner will receive a prize courtesy of Opticron.



The British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA)


Hitchhikers © George Stoyle

Competition closed.

Check back soon for the 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

• 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.

• Each adult category winner will win a Canon EOS M5, Canon's flagship mirrorless camera with 15-45mm lens.

• The winner of the Wildlife in HD Video category will win a Canon XA-30 Professional Camcorder

• Plus more! 

Somerset Photo Competition

Somerset Wildlife Trust

Competition closed

Voting now open!


• 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, Durham Wildlife Trust & Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.
Competition closed.


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


Overall winner will receive a cheque for £250 

• Prizes for  runner-up and highly commended images in each category 

• All of the winning images will be displayed at the Great North Museum: Hancock during the summer of 2016 and then on tour around the region.

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 - 2016

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Curious Red © Charlotte Goswell

Competition closed.



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


2017 Photographic Competition

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Competition closed


• Wild Towns

• Out on the reserves:

• My wild life

• Wildlife through the seasons

• Close-up wildlife

• Juniors (under 16s)

• Schools category


• The overall winner will win a weekend stay in a luxurious Cotswold Country House Hotel and as part of the stay, will have the opportunity of a personalised workshop with top wildlife photographer, Iain Green of Wild Wonder Photography.

•The winning pictures will feature in the Cotswold Life 2018 Calendar, which will raise funds for GWT.

2018 Calendar Competition

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Competition closed


• Photos of Staffordshire's wonderful wildlife and landscapes



• The 12 best entries will feature in our calendar and winners will receive one free copy

Wildlife Photography Competition

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust


Closing date:

2nd October 2017


• People and Wildlife

• Wild Places

• Wildlife

• Under 18s

• Mobile phone images



• The overall winner will receive a pair of Celestron binoculars and a day with wildlife photographer Elliott Neep. There are also prizes for the winner of each categor


Wildlife Photography Competition 2017

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Closing date:

29th October 2017


  • Young photographer – Under 12 years old
  • Young photographer – 12-18 years old
  • Comedy
  • Simply Suffolk
  • Strictly Come Wildlife
  • Eastern Angles
  • Unearthed
  • Out-of-sight Suffolk
  • On the doorstep




To be revealed!