Calendar Competition

Our photography competition is back!

We’ll soon be looking for 12 gorgeous photos of our resident animals to feature in our 2025 Marwell Calendar which will go on sale in our gift shop. Sales of the calendar contribute to the care of our resident animals and our vital conservation work in the UK and around the world!

If you love wildlife photography and would like to be in with the chance to win some amazing prizes, simply upload your images to our dedicated Flickr group.

Keep reading for Terms and Conditions.

Entries must be submitted by 11.59pm on Monday 3 June 2024.

This year, we’ll be offering up prizes to the winners of each category:

  • Birds (2 winners)
  • Cats (2 winners)
  • Large mammals (3 winners)
  • Small mammals (2 winners)
  • Invertebrates (1 winner)
  • Reptiles and fish (2 winners)

Creating an account on Flickr is free. Happy snapping!

Please note: Images must be approved by a Marwell moderator before they will appear on the Flickr feed, so thank you for your patience.

A giraffe at Marwell Zoo photographed by photography competition winner Aaron Ottley
Photo by 2024 Calendar competition winner Aaron Ottley

What are the prizes?

The overall winning photographer

All 11 runners-up 

Terms and Conditions of entry

Entries must be submitted by 11.59pm on Monday 3 June 2024.

Images must have been taken at Marwell Zoo since 1 June 2023 and be of current animal residents.

Images should be landscape and in print quality (300dpi). Minor manipulation of images using Photoshop or equivalent is permitted. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not contravene the rights of third parties.

The competition is open to all residents of the UK, except Marwell Wildlife employees or anyone connected with the competition. By entering the competition participants agree that their name may be released if they win, and that their photograph may be used for promotional purposes. By entering the competition, each entrant grants to Marwell Wildlife a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to reproduce and publish their image(s) in all media, in perpetuity – including, but not limited to, all use in the context of:

If you are under the age of 18 you must have permission to enter from your parent or guardian. By submitting an entry for the competition, your parent/carer/guardian is deemed to have given such consent and to agree to the use of the entry as described in these terms and conditions.

Entry is free, however please consider that Marwell Wildlife is a charity and donations can be made . The top images from each category, judged by our in-house experts, will be added to the Marwell Wildlife Facebook page and the number of reactions on each image will determine the final 12. Voting will take place in June 2024.

*No cash alternative to prizes is available and prizes are non-transferable or extendable. Standard Annual Membership terms and conditions apply and is open to existing members. If an existing member wins, they will have the option to gift the membership or extend their own.

**Adult day tickets are valid for 12 months from date of issue. Annual Members cannot upgrade these tickets to Annual Membership or use them for a discount when renewing.

***No cash alternative to prizes is available and prizes are non-transferable or extendable. Standard Experience terms and conditions apply.

Shortlisted entries will be selected as part of the judging process and winners will be contacted through Flickr.