Wildlife Photography Competition 2017

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Go wild with your camera this spring and win a fabulous cottage break in a stunning area of East Kent - perfect for wildlife watching - courtesy of Mulberry Cottages and Hawthorn Farm Cottages.

Enter Kent Wildlife Trust’s 10th Wildlife Photography Competition for a chance to win a fantastic prize and receive a prestigious trophy.

Entry is free with four categories: Flora; Fauna; Landscape, Coastline & People; and Junior (17 and under).

Competition organiser, Ray Lewis, said: “There is probably no better time to capture images of the natural world as it emerges from its winter slumber. From blossom to teeming pond life; nesting birds to bluebells; or people simply enjoying the great Kentish countryside or seaside - and you don’t need a really cool camera to achieve great results - just an eye for the opportunity!”


Win a fantastic country cottage break!

Mulberry Cottages

The overall competition winner will enjoy a two-night break for four people in a delightful holiday cottage set in 4 acres of land including paddocks, a wildflower meadow and landscaped gardens (visit www.hawthornfarm.co.uk).

Nestled in splendid countryside between Canterbury and Sandwich and conveniently located near Kent Wildlife Trust's Sandwich and Pegwell Bay nature reserve, Stodmarsh NNR and Wingham Wildlife Park - it's a nature-lover's paradise! 

Winning photos will be published in Wild Kent magazine and displayed on our website at and at our visitor centres. All winners and their families will be invited to a special awards presentation evening on the 9th November at Tyland Barn Visitor Centre.


Category 1: Fauna
Covers all animals - mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and insects that can be found on sites in Kent. These may be nature reserves, country parks, schools, gardens etc.

Category 2: Flora
Covers all plants, flowers, trees and fungi found in Kent.

Category 3: Landscape, coastline and people
A broad category for images of landscapes and habitats i.e. woodland, meadows, lakes, rivers and coastline - but must be taken in Kent. The
inclusion of people enjoying the ‘great outdoors’ is welcome.

Unipet International Category 4: Junior
Any subject may be chosen from categories 1, 2 or 3 but photos must be taken in Kent and entrants must be aged 17 or under on the closing date.

The Junior category is sponsored by Unipet International. 

Trophies are awarded for first, second and third places in each category. Photos will be featured in the Trust’s magazine, Wild Kent; on its website; and exhibited at its visitor centres. Winners and their families will be invited to a special awards presentation evening held in Maidstone in November.

How to enter, rules and conditions

To enter, please download and complete the entry form below, and send along with your image submissions to: Kent Wildlife Trust, Tyland Barn, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3BD.

Up to four images per category can be entered by each competitor.

Images must be submitted on CD and labelled with your name, the category number and location. A separate sheet with thumbnail images and the filenames, along with your name, address and contact details, should accompany each CD. Images should be saved at the highest setting as a jpg.

Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or scratches, but not manipulated. Entrants may enhance the picture to make it brighter, clearer etc,
but not manipulate the content. Kent Wildlife Trust reserves the right to exclude any image it believes may have been excessively manipulated.

Copyright of the images must be the property of the entrant and will remain so. Kent Wildlife Trust reserves the right to publish the winning images in such media as they deem suitable. Unplaced images may be used in Kent Wildlife Trust publications, website and display materials in the future if the appropriate check box on the entry form has been ticked.

For queries about the competition contact us at photocomp@kentwildlife.org.uk or telephone 01622 622012.


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