CJS Photography Competition

bell heather (image: Kerryn Humphreys)
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After over a year our Photography Competition is now closed for entries - we'll announce this month's winner later this week and the overall winners later in the month.

Now it the turn of readers to have their say in the Readers Choice Competition.  See the shortlist and vote now!

We're looking for any photo that you think is relevant to CJS, your fellow readers and other professionals working across all of the the countryside, conservation, ecology, wildlife, environmental education, arboriculture sectors. 

More detail on the categories and prizes here.


BBC Wildlife magazine cover

CJS Photography Competition: Readers' Choice

We've narrowed it down to 32 to make it a little easier for you to select.

The winner of readers' choice will receive a year's subscription to BBC Wildlife magazine.

BBC Wildlife began life as Animals Magazine, launched in January 1963 by filmmaker Armand Denis.

In his editor's welcome letter, Denis wrote “The world must now wake up to the terrible danger that many wild animals face. We do not want our children’s grandchildren to ask: ‘What was a wild animal?’" - a statement that still resonates today.

Over 50 years later BBC Wildlife Magazine continues to celebrate the natural world, featuring all the latest discoveries, news and views on wildlife, conservation and environmental issues. With strong broadcasting links, authoritative journalism and award-winning photography, BBC Wildlife Magazine is essential reading for anyone with a passion for wildlife who wants to understand, experience and enjoy nature more.

Each issue is packed with fascinating features written by wildlife our experts, discussion of the latest conservation and environmental issues, award-winning photography, quizzes and competitions plus much more.

Click through to see the short list and vote for your favourite - only one vote per person. Trust us we know it's not easy!

More about the reasons for us running a photography competition here.

See the winning photos here.

And don't forget to follow our instagram.


CJS want to thank all the wonderful organisations who are supporting our competition by providing prizes. 

As well as the monthly prizes there are prizes to be awarded once the competition closes

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The overall winner as chosen by the CJS Team will receive a year's membership of Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers  We have runners up prizes of a bundle of birdwatching books, CJS subscriptions and more.  These are chosen by the CJS Team however we are also going to open the floor to readers with a Readers Choice photo which will win a year's subscription to BBC Wildlife magazine. During August 2020 readers will get a choice to vote a selection of images.

When we launched the competition in July 2019 our overall winner's prize was to be an invitation to the grand gala opening of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2020 due to be held in September, unfortunately the Awards are not accepting entries at present (spring/summer 2020) and therefore there is unlikely to be a gala or even exhibition in 2020. We didn't feel it was fair to offer a prize which might not happen until 2021 and consequently took the decision to change the overall prize.

More about the prizes here


We'll showcase your photos through our new Instagram account ( and share our pick across our social media so make sure you include your social media handles and we'll tag you in. Meaning that it's also a great way to publicise your site or project.

Not only will your photos be seen by over 100,000 CJS readers but we have prizes too! The CJS Team will choose one winner each month who will receive a prize and at the end of the competition will select one image as an overall winner who will receive a year's membership of the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers.

In August we will post a selection of photos online for you, our readers, to pick a winner who will win a year's subscription to BBC Wildlife magazine.

Readers' Choice voting now open,


See the gallery of  winners here

Latest additions to Instagram

We're sharing some of your photos to our instagram, the most recent uploads are here, click on the image to see the full post and to like or follow.