2017 Photo Competition

The 2017 Wildlife Photography Competition is now open!

It's time to get snapping! Once again, the competition will be run in partnership with Cotswold Life and the winning pictures will be featured in the Cotswold Life 2018 Calendar, which will on sale to raise funds for GWT.

The deadline for entries is midnight on July 15th 2017.

The prize

The overall winner will win a weekend stay in a luxurious Cotswold Country House Hotel and as part of the stay, will have the opportunity of a personalised workshop with top wildlife photographer, Iain Green of Wild Wonder Photography.

The categories

Wild Towns: honey-coloured villages nestled in glorious Cotswold valleys, or wildlife making the most of the urban environment. Wherever town meets the wild there is an opportunity for a picture that helps us understand how they exist side by side.

Out on the reserves: GWT has more than 60 nature reserves across the county. We are looking for images that capture the essence of those reserves - whether far-reaching landscapes or close-ups that you think tell a story about what you've seen and done. For this category, please identify the nature reserve featured.

My wild life: from the birds in your garden or a glimpse of a water vole that lifts your day; a field full of rare orchids or a butterfly on a favourite garden flower, what does wild life mean to you?

Wildlife through the seasons: helo us capture wildlife through the seasons. The competition runs through spring and early summer, but we're interested in your favourite photos from your archive too.

Close-up wildlife: see a different world through your macro lens: the vivid patterns on a butterfly wing, a droplet of water on a leaf or the eye of a bumblebee.

Juniors (under 16s): this is an open category for children aged 16 and under to submit in any of the main categories.

Schools category: schools can enter up to ten photographs and the winners will win an amazing half-day Wild Wonder photography experience with Iain Green.

The competition is open to amateur photographers. Please submit entries in JPG format, at 300dpi to photocomp@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk

For terms and conditions of the competition click here

Thank you to Iain Green of Wild Wonder Photography for donating the prizes for the 2017 competition. To see Iain's work visit wildlifewonder.co.uk

Take inspiration from the winners of the 2016 Wildlife Photography Competition below.



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