Photography Competition

Photography Competition

2021 competition now open for entries

Dawn over Bradlaugh Fields by Carl Everitt
1st Prize - Photography Competition 2020

Photography Competition 2021

The 2021 competition is now open for entries on the theme of 'celebrate the seasons'.

The competition celebrates the wildlife and wild places of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Free to enter, it is for photographs taken anywhere in our three counties and is open to anyone of any age. We are delighted to be supported by Opticron who will provide the top three prizes. 24 winning images will be chosen in total by an experienced judging panel and published in our 2022 calendar on sale next year.

1st Prize: £250 worth of optics from Opticron
2nd Prize: £100 worth of optics from Opticron
3rd Prize: £50 worth of optics from Opticron

Theme: Celebrate the seasons

Judges: TBC

How to enter

The competition is now open for entries. You can submit up to three photographs using our secure online form. Please read the full terms and conditions before submitting your entry.

Closing date: Sunday 2 May 2021, 12 noon

Enter the competition online 

  Generously supported by

The winners of the 2020 competition

1st Prize: Carl Everitt
2nd Prize: Janice Elliott
3rd Prize: Kevin Pigney

Congratulations also to the following photographers, whose pictures have also been chosen to feature in our 2021 calendar: Warren Bourne, Colin Bradshaw, Mike Harris, Matthew Hazleton, Michael Howard, David Jackson, Ann Miles, David Mills, Gary Norman, Ashley Pead, Guy Pilkington, Martin Swannell, Mark Tyrell, Colin Waite, Mick Watson and Hedley Wright.

Read the full news story

  2020 Competition generously sponsored by

An adult great spotted woodpecker feeding a juvenile on opposite sides of a branch

Great spotted woodpeckers by Dave Wesson
Garden and Home Gems category winner - Photography Competition 2020

Garden and Home Gems Category

In addition to the main competition, we had an additional category for 2020 that was introduced along with our extended deadline, celebrating the wildlife of our homes and gardens while we were all in lockdown. Thank you to everyone who entered photos in this category.

Garden and Home Gems Winner: Dave Wesson



Simon Wantling

Many of you will be familiar with the winner of our two previous photography competitions, though Simon’s stunning work speaks for itself. Whilst his shots of owls have been universally praised, his work covers all sorts of wildlife. You can also catch him on his YouTube channel.

Sarah Lambert

A highly knowledgeable botanist, ecologist, blogger and photographer, Sarah has been highly acclaimed in photo competitions and is a nature photography workshop and nature tour leader. She is also a dedicated and invaluable to activities of the Peterborough Local Group of the Wildlife Trust BCN.

Opticron: Chris Galvin

Chris has worked for Opticron for over a decade, and will be a familiar face to many in the region. With a wide knowledge of wildlife, equipment and impressive portfolio himself of wildlife and gig photography, Chris has kindly been a judge for several years now.

Fujifilm UK

We will also be receiving judging input from a representative of the competition sponsors Fujifilm UK

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