Photography Competition

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

Our annual photo competition runs from November to April and judging gets harder each year.

Avon Meadows (c) Sarah FowleOur annual competition goes from strength to strength; 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 again by semi-professional photographers, and previous winners, Jason Curtis www.wildaboutwildlife.co.uk and Pete Walkden www.petewalkden.co.uk to help us.

12 winning photos feature in our calendar and are supplemented with images from runner's-up.  The overall winner features on the front cover of the calendar and this year is a little owl taken by Magnus McLeod. Winners receive a copy of the calendar. 

Piper's Hill (c) Robin Couchman

You can see previous photos by winners and runner's-up on our Flickrstream.

Winners are announced in June/July through our Facebook page and Twitter feed.  Winners will also be announced in our membership magazine.

What are you waiting for?

Many of our previous winners haven't gone further than their own garden to take photographs but Worcestershire has plenty of beautiful countryside out there for you to take advantage of.

We want to be wowed by the wonder of Worcestershire's wildlife and wildlife-friendly countryside.  From bees to wildflowers and gardens to nature reserves, we're looking for the special creatures and wild places that you find.

Wherever you watch nature, make sure you've got your camera to capture it!

Get snapping or sorting and download our photo competition entry form without delay.  Closing date is Monday 10th April 2017.

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.