GWT Photography Competition 2017

Bearded Tit (Gavin Vella)Bearded Tit (Gavin Vella)

Welcome to GWT's 2017 Photography Competition! Thank you to everyone who has submitted photographs - ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED! We will be judging all the fantastic pictures you have sent in and announcing winners at our AGM and Art in Wildlife Event on September 20th.

Common Blue (Rob Gillett)The rules are very straightforward – one photograph entry per person, taken at any time, but within the boundaries of Gwent. The entry should have a theme of wildlife or Living Landscapes in Gwent if you can but its not compulsory. We have a 16s and over category and an under-16s category. This year, we are also introducing a special category for photographs taken on one of Gwent wildlife Trust's reserves.






Fungi (Sally Hawker)

The short-listed finalists will go on display at our 2017 AGM in September where the overall winner in each category will be announced. We’ll be in touch in September if you have been shortlisted. 






Oxeye Daisies (Blair Jones)

To enter, simply send your photograph to between the 1st July and 31st August 2017, including your full name, contact email address, date of birth if entering the under-16s category, and the location of your photograph. The file will need to be less than 9Mb. You'll get an automated response if the email has successfully got through - so please let us know if you don't receive a response - you might have to re-send.





Terms & Conditions

  1. One single photograph entry per person.
  2. The competition is open to members and non-members alike.
  3. The photograph must have been taken within the boundaries of the Gwent Wildlife Trust.
  4. The photograph can have been taken at any time.
  5. Photographs can be submitted on the themes of Urban Wildlife, People & Wildlife, or Living Landscapes, although not compulsory.
  6. The categories are: a) Under 16s (the photographer must be 15 on 31st August 2016); b) 16s and over.
  7. Entries will only be received electronically at
  8. Entries will only be accepted between 1st July 2017 and 31st August 2017.
  9. Entries must be accompanied by your full name, contact email address, your date of birth if under 16, and include the location of the photograph.
  10. Entries can only be accepted under an individual’s name.
  11. Under no circumstances should any wildlife be disturbed in order to take the shots but extra care should be taken during breeding seasons.
  12. Prior permission from the owner must be sought for any photographs taken on private land. This does not apply to any GWT reserves.
  13. Permission must be obtained from any recognisable person featured in the photograph (and evidence of such included with the entry).
  14. By submitting the photograph, you confirm that you are the copyright holder and creator of that image and that you will be responsible for any claims by any third party.
  15. Copyright will remain with the photographer. However, by entering this competition, the photographer agrees to GWT using the image for exhibitions, publications or promotional uses.
  16. The Judges’ decision is final.
  17. Short listed candidates (only) will be notified in September 2017..
  18. The Judges reserve the right not to make an award if, in their opinion, none of the entries meet the required standard.