Photography Competition

Pine beauty (c) Mark PeacockPine beauty (c) Mark Peacock

Winners of our popular photo competition will feature in our 2016 calendar!

Our photo competition and calendars continue to go from strength to strength. We’re always impressed by the range of wildlife that you’re seeing and by the quality of photos you enter. Judging is tough but the whole team at Smite get involved to help chose the winners.

Picture perfect

Red fox (c) Greg CoyneYou don’t need the best photography kit to win – you sometimes need patience, you occasionally need luck but most of all you need lots of enthusiasm for spotting wildlife and taking photos.

There can only be twelve winners but runner’s-up photos feature on each month too. And, of course, every entry also helps our work – from our magazine and editorials for local publications to Christmas cards and our website. So please head outside into your garden, park, public space or nature reserve and enjoy the natural world.

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.

What to do now?

Brown hare (c) Lesley KeyCheck for wildlife in your garden or head out into our beautiful countryside and start snapping. Previous calendar winner Jason Curtis will again be helping to judge the competition.

We’re looking for the beauty of Worcestershire’s wildlife and wildlife-friendly countryside. From bees to birds and gardens to nature reserves and living landscapes, we’re looking for the special species and places you can find in our fabulous county.

Wherever you watch nature, make sure you’ve got your camera to capture it.
The 12 best entries will feature in our 2016 calendar; winners will receive one free copy.

Download our entry form now.

Previous winners

The winning and runner's-up photos from 2014 have been uploaded to our Flickr pages.