Photography Competition winners announced

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

The top three win prizes provided by our partners Opticron and a calendar of all the winners will be produced for 2019

The winners of our second annual photography competition have been announced. Simon Wantling has won first prize with his head-on picture of a wild little owl, taken in Bedfordshire. The judges praised the image as "stunning" and as a "very hard shot to get naturally", choosing it from a field of 198 photographs as their winner.

Second prize has been awarded to Mike Harris for his "brilliant shot" of two banded demoiselles about to commence mating at Trumpington Meadows nature reserve. Third prize goes to Matthew Lodge for his "very atmospheric" image of the Great Fen at sunset.

The winners this year were chosen by an independent panel of judges on the theme 'the changing colours of nature'. Congratulations are in order for the three top winners, who each receive prizes courtesy of our partners Opticron, providers of optical equipment.

Their photographs will feature in our 2019 calendar along with 21 additional photographs by 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 winners will all be celebrated at a winners' reception in September at our Wildlife Trust BCN HQ in Cambourne, and the calendar will be on sale at our Visitor Centre and from our website over the next couple of months.

Details of the 2019 competition will be announced shortly - do look out for more information if you're interested in entering.