2016 Photo Competition

We are delighted to announce that this year our 2016 wildlife photography competition is being run in partnership with Cotswold Life magazine. Winners will not only feature in this magazine but also in the Cotswold Life Calendar 2017, that will be filled with the winners pics and will be on sale to raise funds for GWT.

The overall winner will also 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 (Wildlife Wonder).

Our 2017 judges are;

  • Roger Mortlock CEO GWT
  • Iain Green, Wild Wonder Photography
  • Candia McKormack, Deputy Editor of Cotswold Life. 

The Theme for the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust & Cotswold Life 2016 Wildlife Photographic Competition is The Cotswolds through the Year, and rest assured even though the title is ‘Cotswolds’ the magazine covers the Forest of Dean and surrounding counties too!

We want to capture the Cotswolds through the seasons and are looking for twelve pictures to fill the calendar from wintery white landscapes in January, to hot summer flower meadows across the following categories:

1. Cotswold Landscapes

Landscapes we are looking for photographs that encapsulate the Cotswolds landscape from far reaching views across the Severn Vale to honey coloured villages nestled in hidden valleys.

2. 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 bumble bee.

3. Cotswold Wildlife

From fields full of poppies to rare sightings such as otters on the riverbank, we want to see your pictures of the Cotswolds flora and fauna.

4. The Urban Jungle

Wildlife is everywhere in our towns and villages and we want to capture everything from the birds on your garden feeder to toads making their annual pilgrimage to ponds to spawn.

Budding Photographers


Schools can enter up to ten photographs and the winners will win an amazing half day Wild Wonder photography experience with Iain Green. Teacher’s encourage your pupils to get outside and capture wildlife around the school grounds, from spiders or squirrels on your school playground, to local places and plants, maybe even classmates making daisy chains!

Juniors (under 16s)

This is an open category for children aged 16 and under to submit in any of the four main categories.


The photographic competition is open to amateur photographers and you must read the full terms and conditions before entering as submission of your photographs acts as your agreement.

Enter now

Deadline for all entries is midnight on 31st August 2016.