Sussex Wildlife Trust launches its ‘Into the Wild’ themed photo competition

Sussex Wildlife Trust launches its ‘Into the Wild’ themed photo competition

Sussex Wildlife Trust is looking for 12 stunning photographs capturing the best of the wildlife and landscapes of Sussex.

The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Into the Wild’.

We’d love to see your local wildlife shots, showing us the vibrant and varied nature of Sussex. Amaze us with the ladybirds in your garden, migrating wildfowl, macro spiders, flowers carpeting a woodland floor, colourful fungi, clouds of downland butterflies or a sleeping hedgehog in the park. Share the wild places that are special to you. It could be high on the Downs, deep in the woods, on the beach or your favourite urban nature spot. Show us how people care and want nature to be part of their lives.

First Prize is £100 cash and the Runner Up will win a pair of reusable KeepCups.

The winning 12 photographs will feature in our online calendar. In addition, the overall winning image will feature in Wildlife magazine, our monthly e-newsletter and on the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s website and social media. The winning photographer will also be offered the chance to take over the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Instagram account for a week.

The 2019 winner was Pretty in Pink by Maxine Dodds of Rudgwick, Horsham, with this beautiful shot of a Vole in a Foxglove. Runner up Twilight Blue by Horsham primary school teacher Emma Varley from Pulborough, with her ethereal photo of a Common Blue butterfly.

This year we are fortunate to have professional wildlife photographer David Plummer and the editor of Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife magazine, Amanda Reeves judging to choose the final 12 images for the public vote.

Find out how to enter the competition by visiting

Please see the competition’s terms and conditions here

The closing date is Sunday 13 September 2020

Good luck and we look forward seeing everyone’s wonderful photographs.