Brand new for 2018! We’re on the lookout for high quality, beautifully composed and striking images that truly capture the character of our animals, with six categories and prizes for both adult and junior winners.

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We’re on the lookout for high quality, beautifully composed and striking images that truly capture the character of our animals in six categories –

Charismatic Cats
Can you capture our big cats at their finest?

Precious Primates
From gigantic gorillas to tiny titi monkeys, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Fabulous Feathers
Well, we have got more birds than you can shake your tail feathers at after all.

Magnificent Mammals
Size really doesn’t matter!

Monochrome & Moody
Turn your photograph into black and white to truly capture the mood.

Like other zoos, only more fun!
Have you captured an amusing moment? An animal behaviour that made you laugh? Or perhaps it was one of our keepers that got you giggling…

Overall Winners (1 x Adult, 1 x Junior)

  • Adult Winner – 1 x Gold Adult Membership (or renewal)
  • Junior Winner – 1 x Gold Child Membership and 1 x Gold Adult Membership (or renewal)
  • Winners Certificate
  • Adoption of the animal photographed
  • Winning photograph display at Blackpool Zoo and on our website

Category winners (6 x Adult, 6 x Junior)

  • Pair of tickets to Blackpool Zoo
  • Winners Certificate
  • Adoption of the animal photographed
  • Photographs on display at Blackpool Zoo and on our website

All runners up (6 x Adult, 6 x Junior)

  • Highly Commended Certificate
  • Images displayed in a gallery on our website

– All entries must have been taken at Blackpool Zoo within the last 12 months and must must be the original work of the entrant and must not contravene the rights of third parties.
– Maximum two photographs per category, per entrant. If you enter more than this, only the two images received first will be entered.
– Technical spec – images must be entered as .jpg files no larger than 5MB and no smaller than 1MB.
– Minor manipulation of images using Photoshop or equivalent is permitted.
– Images must not carry any watermarks.
– By entering the competition, each entrant grants to Blackpool Zoo an irrevocable license to use their image for any and all zoo educational and marketing purposes.
– Entries must be submitted by 11.59pm on 31st May 2018.
– Junior entrants must be aged 15 and under as of 31st May 2018.
– The winning entrants will be the ones that in the judge’s opinion are the best.
– No cash alternative to prizes is available and prizes are non-transferable.
– The judging panel will be comprised of –
Emma Cottam, Programme Leader FE Photography, Blackpool & The Fylde College, BA (Hons) Wildlife and Environmental Photography
Shaun Wilson, Landscape and Wildlife Photographer
Laura Ockenden, Digital Marketing Executive at Blackpool Zoo, BA (Hons) Photography
– The competition sponsor, Links Signs and Graphics, have kindly agreed to print the images for display within the zoo.

To enter by email

Please email your entry to share@blackpoolzoo.org.uk – please be aware, we cannot receive any emails over 8mb. Feel free to use services such as WeTransfer to send images, but ensure they are clearly labelled.

Entires must include your full name, age (if under 16), contact email and telephone number. Please clearly label each image with the category which you are entering.

We will acknowledge receipt of any entries received within 10 working days.

To enter in person

If you would rather, you can drop a CD, DVD or USB of your images into Reception. This must be clearly labelled as a Photography Competition entry. Disks must be accompanied with a covering note with your full name, age (if under 16), contact email and telephone number.

All entries must be received no later than 11.59pm on 31st May 2018. We will not be accepting any entries on our Facebook Page or via Facebook Messenger.