Photography Competition

Photography Competition

Now open for entries

First Prize in the 2018 Wildlife Trust BCN Photography Competition by Simon Wantling

Photography Competition 2019

The 2019 Photography Competition, generously sponsored by Fujifilm UK Ltd is now open for entries. 

The competition is open to anyone of any age, and is for photographs of wildlife and/or wild places taken in one of the three counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire or Northamptonshire.

Theme

The competition theme is contrast in nature – which could mean incorporating a high contrast technique; comparing big with small or male with female; capturing something wild with a contrasting urban background; or anything else that works for you. The theme is deliberately very broad and designed to inspire a wide range of interpretations. 

Prizes

The first prize-winner will win £1500 worth of photography equipment from competition sponsor Fujifilm UK, and there will be additional prizes worth a total of £300 for two other winners from our partners Opticron, providers of optical equipment.
The prize-winning photographs, and an additional 21 winning images, will feature in our 2020 calendar.

Closing date

The closing date is noon on Monday 15 April 2019. Winners will be notified by 24 May 2019.

Terms and conditions of entry

Photographs must be in landscape format and the original work of the photographer, and must not have won an award in another photographic competition by the date of the competition deadline. Each photographer can enter up to three images. 
You can read the full terms and conditions here

2019 photography competition

How to enter

Follow the link below to fill in the form and upload your entries.

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The Wildlife Trust BCN 2019 Calendar

Featuring the winning images from the 2018 photography competition

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The winners of the 2018 competition

1st Prize: Simon Wantling
2nd Prize: Mike Harris
3rd Prize: Matthew Lodge

Congratulations to the top three winners of our 2018 Photography Competition who have won prizes courtesy of our partners Opticron, providers of optical equipment. And to the following photographers, whose pictures have also been chosen to feature in our 2019 calendar:

Lesley Allen, Graham Almond, Peter Beesley, Trudie Davidson, Jan Devito, Peter Ford, David Harris, Liz Harris, Claire Haskins, Matthew Hazleton, Leo Hillier, Sarah Kelman, Carol Leather, Adrian Leybourne, Matthew Livesey, Guy Pilkington and Martin Swannell.

The 2019 Wildlife Trust BCN calendar featuring all of the stunning winning images will be available to buy online and at our Visitor Centre very soon - watch this space! 

Judges

The winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges on the theme 'the changing colours of nature'.

Sarah Lambert – Ecological consultant and botanist
Sarah is a longstanding member of the Wildlife Trust BCN and volunteer. She leads guided walks, is active with Peterborough local group and ecology groups, and regularly contributes photographs to the Trust.

Becky Stock – Trustee of the Wildlife Trust BCN
Becky recently became a trustee, and has a marketing and fundraising background. She is a keen amateur photographer.

Chris Galvin – Representative of Opticron, sponsor of the competition prizes
Besides his day job, Chris is a keen birdwatcher and accomplished wildlife photographer.