Photography Competition

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Capture the moment

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust photo competition runs monthly, with a changing seasonal theme (see below). It’s the perfect opportunity to test your amateur photography skills and capture #naturemoments anywhere in our region.

The prize

The winner – as judged by our independent panel – will receive a £100 voucher to spend at in focus: The Binocular and Telescope Specialists.

The winner will be contacted via email once the panel has made their decision. We'll then ask for your address in order to post your voucher.

The winning photograph will be displayed at each of our visitor centres, and will be used across our websites and social media channels.

2021 monthly themes

January – A Winter’s Scene
February – Winter Birds
March – Signs of Spring
April – Your Favourites 
May – Spring Blooms 
June – Butterflies/Moths
July – Garden Wildlife
August – Dragonflies/Damselflies
September – Local Landscapes
October – Fabulous Fungi
November – Shades of Autumn
December – Christmas Card Wildlife

How to enter

Please send your entries (a maximum of three per person) to with an image title, your name, your contact details and the reserve your photograph was taken at by 11:59pm on the last day of the month. Or, use the form below.

As per 2021 rule change, photographs can be taken anywhere in the Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside region and are not limited to Lancashire Wildlife Trust nature reserves.

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Here are just some of our nature reserves

Click here for our full list of nature reserves, including opening times, accessibility and all other information.

Rules, terms and conditions

Please read all the rules and the Terms and Conditions before entering the competition.


· As per 2021, photos can be taken anywhere within the Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside region. This is not limited to LWT Nature Reserves. Click here for the full list of our reserves.

· Only three photographs per photographer per month may be entered.

· Amateur photographers only.

· No wildlife or habitats should be harmed, put at risk, or unduly disturbed in the process of taking photographs.

· The detail of the photograph should not be altered, e.g. by adding or removing an insect from a bird’s beak.

· By entering your image, you grant to  Lancashire Wildlife Trust (LWT) the non-exclusive right to reproduce it for any purpose at any time in any media with attribution. Please see full terms and conditions below.

· Entrants under 18 must have parental or legal guardian consent prior to entering the competition.

· LWT accepts no responsibility for entries which are lost or corrupted during upload.

· We cannot judge any pictures whose details have been entered incorrectly.

· The Judging Panel’s decision on all matters affecting this competition is final and legally binding.

· No correspondence regarding the results will be entered into.

· There is no cash alternative to the competition prize.


LWT may display your contribution on posters and marketing material across our nature reserves.

LWT may display your contribution on the LWT and Brockholes website and through social media channels such as Flickr, Twitter and Facebook.

LWT may also use your images in publications such as the membership magazine, or promotional material for Brockholes itself. Full photographer credit will be given.

The LWT reserves the right to remove contributions that it considers to be contrary to the spirit of the terms and conditions of submission, including submissions it considers to be objectionable or that violate copyright.


The LWT’s rights in relation to your contribution

Publication of your contribution will be at LWT's sole discretion. LWT reserves the right to edit, adapt, move or delete any contribution accepted. We will try to credit authors where possible, but may not always do so.

Save as expressly provided for in these terms neither the LWT nor its trading subsidiary(ies) shall be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage or for any costs, claims or demands of any nature whatsoever arising directly or indirectly out of the use of your  contribution or any part thereof. 

These Terms and Conditions (as amended from time to time) constitute the entire agreement between you and LWT concerning your contribution to the competition. LWT reserves the right to update these Terms and Conditions from time to time and any updated version will be effective as soon as it is published on the Website. 

LWT takes your privacy very seriously; we will only use your personal information in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

By submitting a contribution, you acknowledge and agree that you have read and accept the terms of our Privacy Policy and these Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting your contribution to LWT you agree to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions. Copyright in an image entered in the competition remains vested in the author of that work. However, the author must not sell to, or licence to a third party, to use the image which could detract from the benefit of the image to LWT. However, by entering an image and in consideration of LWT accepting the image in the competition, the author grants to LWT and any sub licensees it grants a free of charge right to reproduce and publish the image at any time in any media. LWT will ensure that images used in this way will be subject to an effective copyright notice and will credit the author. 

By submitting any contribution, you agree LWT may use the material for any purpose and in any way it chooses, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products. Any contribution you provide shall be non– confidential. Any contribution must be your own original work, it must not infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights. If your contribution features other people who are recognisable, you are responsible for ensuring that you have their permission for the contribution to be treated according to the uses set out above.

Contributions featuring children under 18 can only be accepted if you are the parent or guardian. By accepting these terms and conditions you warrant that you are the parent or guardian and that you grant permission for the contribution to be treated according to the uses set out above.


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