How to Enter

Welcome to Suffolk Wildlife Trust Photography Competition 2017 – submit your entry here.

Photographs must be a minimum 1MB – maximum 5MB file.  Please ensure images are uploaded as you wish them to be displayed on the website. Once your photograph has been approved by competition staff your photo will appear in the relevant gallery. This may take up to 2 weeks.

Entries must not have been a ‘winner’ in any other photographic competition.

Young Photographer category images can originate from anywhere in the British Isles. Simply Suffolk category images must be taken from within Suffolk. All other category images must have been taken from the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire only.

A maximum of three entries may be entered per applicant and you may distribute these amongst the categories however you wish. No single image may be entered into more than one of the following categories:

 

  • Young photographer – Under 12 years old

British Wildlife

  • Young photographer – 12-18 years old

British Wildlife

  • Comedy – new category for 2017

Who can make our judges laugh the most?

  • Simply Suffolk

Landscapes that capture the uniqueness and distinctiveness of Suffolk’s natural beauty including farmland, urban, marine, nature reserves, coast and estuary.

  • Strictly Come Wildlife

Wildlife in action. Particular attention will be given to portraits or other images framed to suit a front cover or full-page main feature of a wildlife supplement. The subject can include people engaged with the natural environment.

  • Eastern Angles

Wildlife structure and forms, patterns and textures from an abstract or illustrative viewpoint, or wildlife from an artistic perspective that inspire new ways of seeing or challenging familiar views.

  • Unearthed

Wildlife requiring soil, sand, rock or other substrates from which to live, grow or obtain its nourishment.

  • Out-of-sight Suffolk

Revealing wildlife normally hidden to the human eye due its size, obscurity, popularity, lifecycle or habitat.

  • On the doorstep

The image must be taken within 300 metres of where you live and should celebrate the wildlife that plays a part in your day to day life.

Judges will choose the winner and commended photographers from each category. All winning images will be displayed in an online gallery where voting will determine the public’s favourite. The winner of the public vote will receive a mini break holiday. Additionally, there will also be the Judges winner who will receive £300.

The closing date for entries is midnight Sunday 29th October 2017

 

 Things you should know

Give your images the best chance to enter and win – please read the terms and conditions

Domesticated animals used on nature reserves for the purposes of conservation are eligible. Please state the nature reserve in your comments.

Domestic pets and farm animals are not eligible, nor are native or exotic wildlife photographed in zoos, sanctuary’s, shows and fairs or similar locations.

All plants must be non-cultivated.

We encourage digital entries from all forms of camera including mobile devices.

Entrants under the age of 16 years need to have parent or guardian consent to enter.

 

Some dates for your calendar

The competition opens on Tuesday 18th April 2017 and the closing date for submissions is midnight Sunday 29th October 2017.

Category winners announced on Saturday 4th November

Help decide the public’s winner by voting for your favourite from Saturday 11th November to Sunday 26th November 2017.

Prize giving event and competition winners announced on Friday 1st December, Brooke House, Ashbocking.

Good luck!

For further information and help contact michael.strand@suffolkwildlifetrust.org