How to Enter

Welcome to Suffolk Wildlife Trust Photography Competition 2020submit your entries here.

Entry is free. We ask you to make a donation here to help support local wildlife. Thank you.

Photographs must be a minimum 1MB – maximum 5MB file. Once your photograph has been approved by competition staff it 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 in the counties of either Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire only.

Judges will choose one winner and runner up 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 prize. There will also be the Judges winner who will receive £300.

The closing date for entries is midday on Monday 2nd November 2020


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 in to more than one of the following categories:

• Young photographer – Under 12 years old
British Wildlife

• Young photographer – 12-18 years old
British Wildlife

• Comedy and Photo Fails
Who can make our judges laugh the most? Comedy moments captured on purpose or because of some misfortune on the part of the photographer, equipment or situation.

• Simply Suffolk
Photoscapes that capture something new which portray the uniqueness and distinctiveness of Suffolk’s natural beauty including, but not exclusive to, 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.


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 only. Please state which nature reserve the image was taken at 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 2020

Monday 2nd November, Midday – Closing date for submissions.
Saturday 21st November – Category winners announced, Public Vote opens
Friday 4th December – Prize giving event and winners announced at Brooke House, Ashbocking.
Good luck!

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