Photography Competition

Our 8th Annual Thomson Ecology Photography Competition is now closed.

The theme for this years competition was Man’s impact on nature and we’ve had some great entries showing the positive and the negative effects that man has had on nature. During the first week of October, we will be shortlisting our finalists, so watch this space for updates.

The prize for the winning photo is £200. There will also be a runner-up prize of £50. The winning images will be included on our website and our social channels, and may also appear in the press.

Images will be judged by a panel of three, including 2013 winner, Bill Doherty. The images will be judged on originality, technical ability, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

Rolling about in the seaweed by Ian Stone. The winning photo from our - 2017 photo competition
Rolling about in the seaweed by Ian Stone. The winning photo from our – 2017 photo competition

Competition rules

    • Images must have been taken in the British Isles
    • Your decision to enter the Thomson Ecology Photographic Competition 2018 denotes your acceptance and adherence to these rules
    • Images must not include domesticated animals, pets, animals kept in zoos or otherwise in captivity
    • If you include people in your photograph, please attach a scan of their signed acceptance of publication with your email
    • Do not submit images depicting wilful harassment or endangerment of wildlife or damage to the environment
    • Images must have been taken by the entrant, and not have won a national or international competition or have been published before
    • Photographs that have been materially altered in digital processing will be disqualified solely at the judges’ discretion
    • All decisions by the judges will be final and binding.

Thomson’s ecology handbook

This online version of the Thomson’s ecology handbook provides a general overview of current wildlife legislation* and is aimed at helping project managers understand and plan for ecology from the start.

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