The Collection Museum’s Wildlife Photography Competition 2020

A celebration of the best amateur photography showcasing the finest of local and UK wildlife, run in partnership with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

Following an invitation to all UK-based amateur photographers to submit up to six photographs to this competition earlier in the year, our panel of esteemed local photographers and judges have selected their winners and runners up for all six categories. The winner of each category has been rewarded with a prize and the judges have also selected an overall winner who has received an additional prize. In this exhibition, you will also see some of the judges' favourites and our runners up whose work we wanted to include in this exhibition to further illustrate the breadth of talent across amateur photography.

We wish to thank all the entrants for taking part in our first Wildlife Photography Competition. We are delighted that we have been able to include the photographs of all entrants in a slideshow at the end of the exhibition.

Our thanks also go to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust for their support and partnership, the judges on our panel and the Creative Collective, our group for creative 16 – 25 year olds, for selecting the Young Wildlife Photographer prize.

Though this exhibition is free to enter and included in your basic ticket entry, your generous donations to your local museum and gallery mean that we can keep offering inspirational and unique exhibitions and events for the public. When you visit the exhibition, please take the time to donate and leave your feedback with our Visitor Guides.

Tickets can be booked here

Please remember to maintain social distancing throughout and to follow the one-way system while visiting our exhibition.

Please also be aware that the end dates for this exhibition are likely to change, please check before you book your ticket.




While The Collection Museum remains closed to the public, we have uploaded the Winners, Runners Up and Judges Favourites for all to see on our new online exhibition, alongside further information on the wildlife you can see in the amazing photographs.



Image credit: Alex Blytheway, My Local Patch, 2020. 'The image was taken on an overcast day at my local beach. I lay on the sand waiting for the sanderling to be forced closer to me by the incoming tide. After a couple of hours I snapped this shot and breathed a sigh of relief. The image was taken on a Nikon d7500 with a Sigma 150-600mm contemporary lens.'