Photo Competition 2017

Photographic Competition 2017 - Adventures in the Uplands

UPDATE 01/03/18 - You can now view the shortlisted images for both categories in this Flickr album.

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

Adventures in the Uplands

The British uplands - the mountains, moorlands, blanket bogs and upland woodlands - can provide a wide range of benefits to us all. They can capture carbon from the atmosphere, regulate water flow downstream, and are a home to a wealth of unique wildlife.

They are also wild places which people enjoy in many different ways - so this year we'd like to see your photos of people having 'adventures in the uplands'.

There are lots of ways you could interpret the theme, but we're looking for dynamic, beautiful and unusual photos which show off people enjoying adventures in the British uplands - and will inspire people to visit our mountains, moors and bogs. This year the competition has 2 categories: Adults (open to anyone 16 or over) and 15 or under.  

You can enter up to 4 photos. The deadline for entries is midnight on 31st Dec 2017. The judges this year are Kate MacRae (Wildlife Kate) and Jack Perks. Find out more about the judges.


Adults category 1st prize: Spotting scope bundle worth £449. Courtesy of Opticron, this IR60R ED/45 telescope includes an HR2 16 - 48x zoom eyepiece. The winner will also receive a Community Science 'species chart' t-shirt.


Adults category 2nd prize: Walking adventure gear bundle worth £68. A Berghaus 247 25 litre daypack, a pair of Highlander 'Mull' walking poles and a Highlander waterproof map case, courtesy of AdventureQuip outdoor shop Castleton, plus a Community Science 'species chart' t-shirt.

Walking bundle

Adults category 3rd prize: a £50 voucher to spend on technical outdoor clothing and equipment, courtesy of Alpkit, plus a Community Science 'species chart' t-shirt. The voucher can be used online or in store. 

Alpkit voucher

15 and under category 1st prize: A high Resolution Bird Box Camera System with microphone and night vision, worth £99 courtesy of Gardenature, plus a Community Science 'species chart' t-shirt.

Gardenature nest box camera system

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 2018.


How to enter

Submit up to 4 JPEG photos (of no more than 5MB each). Good luck!

If you have any problems using the entry form, please contact us:

About the prizes

The prizes for the competition have very kindly been donated by:



Submit up to 4 photos in JPEG format, up to 5MB each. 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 promotional and printing purposes.

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.

Read the full terms and conditions. It is important that you read these. They contain important information, including the permissions you will need if your photo is of a person, and the consents you grant to Moors for the Future Partnership for use of your image(s).

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