IWT Members Only Photography Competition

IWT Members Only Photography Competition

Barn Owl flying through barn window.

Barn Owl by Mike Brown

We are introducing our new IWT members Wildlife Photo of the Year competition. A photo competition run exclusively for members of the Irish Wildlife Trust.

We have one category “Irish Wildlife”. We are inviting IWT members to enter this competition by submitting one of your photographs, which celebrates Irish wildlife, before 31st December this year. Your photo can include animals, plants, fungi, or any aspect of Irish biodiversity.

In the New Year, a panel of judges will select a shortlist of images, which will be published on our social media. From this shortlist, the judges will pick our winner. The winning image will be published in our Irish Wildlife magazine. The prize for the winning photographer is a framed print of their winning photograph – the “IWT members Wildlife Photo of the Year” as well as a €100 voucher to spend in our online shop, where there is a great collection of wildlife books and IWT clothing.

The Rules and Regulations

  1. The deadline to enter the competition is 31st December 2020
  2. The competition is open to paid-up members of the Irish Wildlife Trust only. You must be a member at the time of submitting your photograph.
  3. We will only accept one photo entry per member. Multiple photos will not be accepted from any entrant.
  4. You can enter a photo taken at any time in 2020.
  5. As this competition is celebrating Irish wildlife, we request you only enter photos taken on the island of Ireland.
  6. We will not accept images of nests, eggs, fledglings or animals in cages, tanks, and other forms of captivity.

  7. To enter email the original photo file to membersphoto@iwt.ie as an attachment. Please write “Photo of the Year Competition” in the email subject. Include your full name and address and the date & location the photo was taken.

  8. Permissions: When you submit your photo to the competition, it remains your property. We will not share it with anyone outside the IWT. By submitting the photo to the competition, you are giving permission for the Irish Wildlife Trust to publish your photo in the IWT magazine and to share a fully credited smaller version of the image on our IWT social media (i.e. Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) as part of the competition.