Thursday, 22 July 2021

UK Wildlife Photographic Competition 2021
Tony Hayward

UK Wildlife Photographic Competition 2021

Covid-19 restrictions last year meant that group member's submitted their photographs for our very popular annual UK Wildlife Photographic Competition 2020 via the Internet. Judging was also conducted using email and returning pdf.file forms. The committee has planned a full year's programme for 2021-2022. However, because of the uncertainties about Covid-19 rules over the next year, the competition may well be again have to be concluded over the Internet. We hope that the competition will take place at Finchampstead Hall as previous years at our Christmas Social gathering and we will inform all entrants nearer the time how the competition will be judged.

From these entries we produced a calendar full of stunning images of birds, insects, butterflies and other wildlife. This calendar will then be printed so that we have it ready for sale at our first indoor meeting in September, then at every indoor event up to Christmas (while limited stocks last, and Covid-19 restriction allow).

We very much hope this year the photographic competition will again be the highlight of our Christmas Social 2021. The rules are exactly the same as previous years; each member can have up to three images of UK wildlife that has been taken in the current year. An A4 printed copy of your images is to be submitted at the Christmas Social evening. Organising the event again will be Alan Moore, please notify Alan of your intention to enter the competition, so that he has enough time for all the necessary administration issues for the smooth running of the competition.

All entrants should provide on a separate piece of paper their name, subject, contact details and a brief description of where and when their images were taken, (do not attach or write on the back of your image). One change will be we are asking you to forward a digital jpg of your images to Alan; each file should be renamed as follows SUBJECT_SURNAME.jpg. I will then again select from these images and produce another calendar for 2023.

Email Alan Moore at to obtain your printed 2022 calendar, or telephone him on 01344 775022

Tom Bickerton