Photo Competition 2016

Photographic Competition 2016 - Water in the Uplands

Update: The shortlisted photos from both categories are now available to view in our Flickr online galleries.

Adults category galley

15 and under category gallery

We are pleased to announce this year's photographic competition, the theme of which is 'Water in the Uplands'.


Water is a vital part of moorland and blanket bog ecosystems - allowing peat to form and wildlife to thrive. We're looking for photos which show off water in these 'upland' habitats.

There are lots of ways to interpret the theme -  From close up shots of water droplets, to upland pools, squelchy bogs, waterfalls, clouds, mist, rain, ice and snow - but we're looking for beautiful, interesting and innovative photos which show off water in British moorlands and mountains. Check out our blog for some more ideas and top tips...

This year the competition has 2 categories: Adults (open to anyone 16 or over) and 15 or under.  

The winning photos selected by our judges will win:

Adults category: High Resolution Bird Box Camera System worth £99 - courtesy of Gardenature a multi-species nest box fitted with a High Res 420TVL Camera, plus a Community Science 'species chart' t-shirt (see below for picture).

HD bird box camera system

15 and under category: Nikon Coolpix W100 Digital Camera worth £129.99 - courtesy of Harrison Cameras, plus a Community Science 'species chart' t-shirt (see below for picture).

Nikon W100 Camera

4 runners up will each receive a Community Science 'species chart' t-shirt.


The winning entries, runners up and selected entries from the short-list will also be displayed as part of a touring exhibition at venues around the Peak District and South Pennines area during 2017.

You can enter up to 4 photos. The deadline for entries is midday on 31st Dec 2016. As last year, the judges will include Kate MacRae (Wildlife Kate).

How to enter

The competition is now closed.

About the prizes

The prizes for the competition have kindly been donated by:


"Gardenature is a family run business which has fast become Europe's No 1 manufacturer and supplier of high quality products designed specifically for watching all forms of wildlife from the relaxed comfort of your armchair, your garden, out in the wild, or any other natural habitat." Read more...

Harrison Cameras

"As a long established family business, we are committed to providing our customers with the best customer care possible. Ron Harrison formed the company in 1970, and he is still proud to say that personal customer attention, along with the best advice is the key to a successful business." Read more...

Competition Rules

Submit up to 4 photos in JPEG format, up to 5MB each, or by post. Please state where the photo was taken, and any story/description that goes with it. Please keep high resolution copies of your pictures (in case you win) for promo and printing purposes. Please tell us your full name, location and contact details with your submissions.

Professional photographers are not eligible to enter, and photos which have won other competitions will not be considered.

Photos must have been taken in Great Britain.

To enter the '15 and under' category, you must be aged 15 years or younger on the date you enter the competition.

By entering this competition you permit Moors for the Future to use your image(s) -  for example in the promotion of Community Science, on our website/newsletter, social media, in an exhibition of winning photos and in press releases about the competition. You will receive acknowledgement if your entry is used.

Prizes are as described. Reasonable effort will be made to contact winners. However, prizes unclaimed within a reasonable time may be awarded to another entrant. The judges’ decision is final and the competition may be amended at any time. 

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