Photography Competition

Little owl (c) Magnus McLeodLittle owl (c) Magnus McLeod

Our annual photo competition runs from November to April each year.

Kestrel (c) Greg CoyneOur annual competition goes from strength to strength.  Judging gets harder and we're constantly impressed by the range of wildlife that you see and the quality of the photos that you take.

The whole team at Smite gets involved with the judging and delighted to be joined by semi-professional photographers, and previous winners, Jason Curtis ( and Pete Walkden ( to help us.

We're proud to announce this years winners are:

Roger Wylde (Jan)
Dennis Capewell (Feb)
Nigel Hooton (Mar)
Bas Yates (Apr)
Gary Lawson (May)
Sarah Fowle (Jun)
Magnus McLeod (Jul)
Brian Bull (Aug)
Robin Couchman (Sep)
Dave Merry (Oct)
Greg Coyne (Nov)
Mark Roberts (Dec)

Piper's Hill (c) Robin CouchmanOur overall winner whose photo sits on the front cover of our 2017 calendar and was voted for by the public is a little owl taken by Magnus McLeod.

- on our Flickrstream, Facebook page and Twitter feed.  Winners will also be announced in our membership magazine.

Wherever you watch nature, make sure you’ve got your camera to capture it.

Don’t forget...

Little egret (c) Dennis CapewellIf you're out taking photos don't forget...

...the welfare of the subject is top priority. Don’t stress a subject just for a photo; the wildlife is more important than the image.

...make sure you stay on paths or within designated areas.

Previous winners

Take a look at previous winners in our Flickr albums.