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Photography competition

Great crested grebe and chicks by Pete Cheshire

2020 competition is open for entries

We're delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries for our 2020 photo competition. Twelve lucky winners will win an A4 space in our 2021 calendar and a copy each of the calendar. Runner's-up images will also feature and, of course, all entries help us to promote Worcestershire's fantastic wildlife.

Everyone at Lower Smite Farm is involved in judging the competition but special thanks go to Jason Curtis and Pete Walkden for helping with the final decisions.

We're looking for inspiring, beautiful, fun and quirky images of Worcestershire's fabulous wildlife and wild places.  Whether on a nature reserve, in our countryside or in your own back garden, wherever you watch wildlife, make sure you've got a camera to capture the action.

Download our photo competition entry form to get started.  The closing date is Monday 6th April 2020. Good luck!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, rather than send your entries via post please send them via wetransfer to You'll need to include a scan of your signed entry form (if you're unable to print, please complete the Word entry form and include your name instead of a signature).


Pete Cheshire's great crested grebe with chicks topped the public vote to become overall winner of our 2019 competition and features on the front cover of our 2020 calendar.  

Find out more about our competition winners or buy the calendar from our online shop.

You can see this year's winners and runner's-up on our Flickrstream.

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.

2020 calendar winners

2020 calendar competition - winners

2020 runner's-up

2020 Calendar: runner's-up

Thank you

Thank you to all the photographers who kindly donate their images to help us inspire people about the wonders of Worcestershire's wildlife. If you'd like to add your images to our library (credit is always given), please get in touch.