The Collection Museum’s Wildlife Photography Competition 2020

11 Feb 2020 - 01 Jul 2020

Open to all UK based amateur photographers, in partnership with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, showcasing the finest of local and UK wildlife.

We are delighted to invite all amateur photographers to enter The Collection Museum's Wildlife Photography Competition 2020 running in partnership with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. We wish to celebrate the best amateur photography showcasing the finest of local and UK wildlife raising awareness and encouraging exploration of our natural world.  This competition will coincide with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition from the Natural History Museum which will be showing at The Collection.


**Please note – due to the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in currently, all the competition, dates and times given are open to change. The dates below are correct at time of going to print (3rd April 2020), but may be subject to change and The Collection staff will endeavour to contact all applicants as soon as possible with all further updates.

Please make sure that at all times you are following the current Government guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic


The competition is to celebrate British wildlife; we have 6 categories for which we will choose a winner and runner up, plus an overall winner for the competition.  

The overall winner of the competition will receive a £500 gift card, the prize includes winning one of the chosen categories below; all category winners will receive a £250 gift card.

The winners and runners up will also have their work shown in the Courtyard Gallery of The Collection Museum and we will tour these images to other venues in the County. 

The Categories are:

Lincolnshire Landscapes
We want to see photographs that truly capture this beautiful and fascinating rural county and its wildlife.
Young Wildlife photographer (16 and under)
Supporting young creative talent development is at the heart of everything we do.
If you are aged 16 or under, send us your wildlife Photography and show us what the next generation of Wildlife Photographers can do!

Neighbourhood Wildlife
Our cities, towns and villages can be the ideal environment for wildlife to thrive – show us what you discover.

On your Doorstep
What amazing wildlife can be found a few steps from your front door?

Hidden Lincolnshire
Photography has the power to capture wildlife as you have never seen it before; this is your opportunity to shine a light on hidden Lincolnshire and show us something we have never seen before.

Water world
Living on an island we have a large and interesting coastline, this county boasts more than 50 miles in length. Combine that with all the rivers, streams and ponds and you have yourself an aquatic world just waiting to be photographed.

You are allowed up to 6 entries which should be submitted to the email address

These should be between 1mb – 5mb in size. If you are one of the successful entrants we may come back to you to ask for a higher resolution file.

Judging will be undertaken by a specifically selected panel of 5 local and external judges. 

Free Entry

Key dates

Entries should be submitted by 5.00pm on the 1st July 2020
Judging to take place in August
Printing of category and overall winners to take place for display at The Collection date and times to
be confirmed



Mute Swan © Peter Cairns/2020VISION


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