Announcing the 2021 UKWOT Photography Competition

Exciting news: in the lead up to World Otter Day on 26 May, we’re launching the 2021 UKWOT photography competition!

If you love otters and fancy trying to capture one of these beautiful animals on camera, we’d love you to enter. We have a range of different categories to suit everyone, excellent expert judges on board, and some wonderful prizes to be won. The competition will run until midnight on 26th May (World Otter Day) – so get working on your perfect photo!

Click here to find out more about how the panel members support us.


The categories

Under 18 / junior

Adult amateur

Adult professional

Video (incl. trail cameras – guideline of 15 seconds)

Smartphone

Overall winner


The prizes

Overall winner

A free family day pass from either from New Forest Wildlife Park (Hampshire) or Buckfastleigh Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary (Devon) — whichever is more convenient for you, on a date to suit you

An exclusive hardcover copy of the beautiful ‘The Secret Life of the Otter‘ photo book by Andy Howard

Free otter adoption pack for an otter of your choice

A deluxe candle from T-London

A 12-can package of ‘Two Brooks’ alcoholic sparkling water

(two organisations that very kindly support our rehab and release efforts)


First place in each category

50% off entry to either the New Forest Wildlife Park (Hampshire) or Buckfastleigh Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary (Devon)

Free otter adoption pack for an otter of your choice

A deluxe candle from T-London

A 12-can package of ‘Two Brooks’ alcoholic sparkling water


Five runner-ups from across the categories

Free otter adoption pack for an otter of your choice


With the photographers’ permission, we will also compile the best entries into a calendar for 2022 — all featured photographers will receive a free copy and full credit. With permission, we will also offer prints of the winning entries in our shop and use them on social media (again, with full credit to the photographers).


How to enter

Entries should feature wild UK otters and should be submitted by midnight on 26 May 2021 by email (file-sharing links are fine as long as they do not expire). Images can be captured on any date, although we would encourage photographers to submit new/recent captures. Please send your entries to ukwildottertrust@gmail.com with the subject:

UKWOT Photography Competition – [Your Name], [Category applying for]

There is no entry fee, but a suggested donation to UKWOT of £2-5 per entry. Donations are very welcome via bank transfer or PayPal – please see our website for more information.


T&Cs: By entering a photograph you are confirming that you took and own the copyright for that image. The UKWOT will have final say in case of any disagreement over winners. Opinions are the judges’ own and while the judges support the UKWOT, their words do not necessarily represent the views of the Trust in all situations. Photographs must feature UK wild otters only. Absolutely no baiting or intrusive lighting/staging practices will be tolerated. Prizes will be sent as soon as possible, but please forgive delays as we are a very small charity. Two Brooks and T-London prizes are very generously donated by those organisations and they remain responsible for their goods. Prizes must be fulfilled in 2021 (COVID permitting).

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