Have you taken any striking images of our beautiful residents or wild birds of prey? Enter your images into our annual competition for the chance to win a private, one-on-one experience at the Trust tailored to your interests, it can include flying or photographing our birds (or perhaps a combination of both!). Plus all winning images will be displayed at the Trust.
We are looking for high quality images with great composition which fit into the following categories:
Please note: by entering this competition you take full responsibility for obtaining permission from all people included in your photograph (if their faces are visible).
This is an annual competition open to entries between 1 January-31 December 2021. No entries will be accepted after midnight on 31 December 2021.
A winning and highly commended photograph will be selected for each of the above categories as well as an overall winner selected from the six category winners.
The overall winner will be selected by TV presenter, zoologist and President of the Hawk Conservancy Trust, Chris Packham. Each year, winners will be announced in spring, following the close of the competition.
Please take a look through the below questions before you submit your entries. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
All photos should be saved as JPEGs. Please do not add copyright details to your image. Images should be less than 16MB but with a minimum size of 2,000 pixels on the longest edge.
When you save your monthly entry, it is saved in our system and a member of our team will be notified. As soon as we have checked and approved your entry, it will be published onto the gallery page. Please note that each month when you add images, all images you have entered for the year will temporarily disappear from the gallery page. They will all reappear as soon as your latest entry has been approved.
No, you can only enter an image once and in one category.
No, all photos entered into the 2021 Photographic Competition must have been captured in 2021.
Your image will be displayed in the online Photographic Competition gallery until the close of the competition. Should it be selected as a winning or highly commended image, it will be used in the 2023 Hawk Conservancy Trust Calendar. It will also be displayed in Feathers Restaurant as part of a photography exhibition of all winning images.
By entering your images into the competition, you give the Hawk Conservancy Trust a non-exclusive licence to reproduce the images for any purpose including, but not limited to, the following purposes: judging the competition, display of winning entries held at the Trust, inclusion into the BIAZA photographic competition, inclusion within Trust marketing and promotional material and for use in Trust merchandise. The Trust reserves the right to display, reproduce and publish in any media any entry, without payment, for the sole purpose of the Trust and its promotion and publicity. Should the Trust use any image for promotional or other purposes every effort will be made to give credit to the photographer (where possible).
Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2020 Photographic Competition; you certainly gave our judges a tough time!
The twelve winning and highly commended images will be announced on our website and social media in April 2021. The overall winner of the competition, as chosen by Chris Packham will be announced at our Members’ Event which we hope to hold on Saturday 6 June, pending the lifting of government restrictions.