Welcome to our 2020 photography competition 

This year has been a challenging time as restrictions were laid down on our way of life. But a bright side became quite clear, quite quickly; nature has flourished. Left to their own devices, undisturbed by either the goodwill or ill-will of humankind, our flora and fauna has thrived.

In celebration of this opportunity for wildlife, we are launching our second photography competition. We invite you to take a snapshot of the beautiful birds, marvellous mammals and wonderous wildlife in your local area so we can preserve this era of peace and prosperity for animals.

The categories

Not all of us have easy access to the great outdoors but if you have a camera and little patience, you may be rewarded with animal sightings from your garden, balcony, window ledge or nearby green space.

With so much beauty out there to capture, there are three categories we will be looking for:

Beautiful Birds icon, with the silhouette of a grouse in green.

Can you capture a photo of our feathered friends? We’re looking for a striking showcase of your local avian adventures; from blackbirds, blue tits and robins to pheasants, partridges and grouse.

Marvellous Mammals icon, with the silhouette of a fox in orange.

Do you live in the country with glimpses of foxes, hare, horses, deer and badgers enjoying their natural environment? Or are you in the city with sightings of dogs, squirrels, foxes, hedgehogs and bats? We want to see them all!

Wondrous Wildlife icon, with the silhouette of a tree in blue.

Nature is all around us; wild woodlands, garden flowers, transient butterflies and beautiful bugs. We’re looking for photographs that capture how wildlife has flourished in recent times.

The Prizes

There will be one winner in each of the three categories, and each winner will receive:

  • £150 Amazon voucher
  • A hamper of League Against Cruel Sports merchandise

 Each winner will also have their name and photograph featured on our homepage and in our supporter magazine.

 Winners will be announced on Friday 28th August 2020.

How to enter

The deadline for entries is Friday 7th August.  Please submit your wonderful wildlife photographs using the email link below.

Important notes:

  • Only file sizes of minimum 1MB and maximum 25MB will be accepted
  • Photographs should be jpg, png or tiff files
  • All entrants can submit one photo per category (maximum of three photographs per entrant). If an entrant submits more than one photograph per category, the League will accept the first photograph submitted only
  • Please read the competition terms and conditions below before submitting your entry.

Ready to submit your entry? Enter here

The Judges

Potrait of Bill Oddie

Bill Oddie

The President of the League and a renowned naturalist and conservationist, Bill has hosted a number of nature programmes and has a keen eye for photography.

Our youth ambassador Megan McCubbin

Megan McCubbin

League Youth Ambassador, zoologist, wildlife TV presenter, conservationist and photographer. As a host of BBC Springwatch, Megan has a passion for wildlife and nature and is an award-winning photographer herself.

Portratit of Paul Tillsley

Paul Tillsley

Head of Conservation at the League, Paul has the privilege to live on one of our sanctuaries to see wildlife in all its glory. As a keen photographer himself, Paul often captures the fauna and flora that surrounds him.

“I'm very excited to announce the launch of this year’s wildlife photography. Spending time with a camera forces us to look more closely at the details of the life around us. At this difficult time, taking photos allows us to connect and understand more about the wildlife on our doorsteps as well as creating powerful images for conservation”

- Megan McCubbin, competition judge

Please make sure you check out the T&Cs below before you enter. If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected].


1. All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the entrant agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

2. Entries should be submitted via the email link at www.league.org.uk/photography. Entries must include all mandatory fields including location of the photograph. Image files must be at least 300 dpi and between 1MB and 25MB. Entrants should include their own name, postcode and telephone number. We regret that we are unable to accept postal entries.

3. All entries must be received by the advertised closing time and date. All entries received after Friday 7th August will not be entered into the competition.

4. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.

5. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, entering a photo grants the League Against Cruel Sports permission to use any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications in any format – including but not limited to their websites, printed publications and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.

6. No more than one entry per person, per category. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.

7. The winning entry will be the one that is judged to be the most visually appealing, original and self-explanatory. The winner will be notified within 28 working days of the closing date of the competition.

8. The winners may be asked to take part in publicity.

9. The winner’s name and county may be disclosed to anyone who writes within one month after the published closing date, stating the date of publication and enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, to League Against Cruel Sports, New Sparling House, Holloway Hill, Godalming GU7 1QZ.

10. The prizes as described are available on the date of publication. All prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.

11. Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.

12. Employees of the League Against Cruel Sports, their families, or anyone else associate with this competition, are exempt from entering.

13. League Against Cruel Sports is responsible for the promotion, which is the publication and adjudication of the competition.