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Quilter Cheviot Photography Competition

From Monday 8 January until Saturday 30 June 2018, Quilter Cheviot is launching “Capturing the Moment”, a photography competition open to participants across the UK and Ireland to capture some of the most unique moments British and Irish nature has to offer.

If you would like to take part, you may submit photographs of British and Irish wildlife (including animals and plants), landscapes or the weather.  Photographs of people, cultivated plants or animals held in captivity are not eligible.

The theme

The competition’s theme is focused around capturing nature’s unique moments. You might choose to take photographs of British and Irish wildlife, landscapes or even the weather in an urban or rural environment.

The prizes

Judges vote:

Winner’s prize:

The winner selected by the judges will win a week-long holiday for two to La Rioja, Spain in 2019. Exact dates are to be agreed with prize donors, Pura Aventura.

Runner up prize:

The judges’ runner up will win a five-day trip and course for two to the Isle of Skye in 2019. Exact dates are to be agreed with prize donors, Jessops.

Public vote:

Winner’s prize:

The winner selected by the public will win a five-day photography tour for two to Glencoe, Scotland in January 2019. Exact dates are to be agreed with prize donors, Light and Land.

Runner up prize:

The public vote runner up will win a year’s membership to, including access to four ebook courses written by professional wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas and three complimentary issues of Wild Planet Photo magazine. This prize is donated by Burrard-Lucas Photography.

In addition to the main prizes, the 24 best photographs as selected by the judges will appear in the Quilter Cheviot Countryfile photography exhibition at the Quilter Cheviot Theatre during Countryfile Live.

Each person who casts a vote on the Quilter Cheviot website or during the Countryfile Live event will also be able to enter a ballot to win a two person holiday to northern Patagonia, Chile for 18 days in 2019. Exact dates are to be agreed with prize donors, Pura Aventura. The winners will be announced after the Countryfile Live event in August.

How to enter

Please submit your photograph via Facebook or Instagram by midnight on Saturday 30 June 2018. To be eligible, each entry must be marked with the hashtags #QuilterCheviot and #CapturingTheMoment2018 in addition to the location of where the photograph was taken.

Important: When posting on Facebook, please be aware that you will have to change your privacy mode to public for this post or we will not be able to receive your photograph.  If you have a private account on Instagram, we will not be able to receive your photograph either. Please check our guides on how to post on Facebook and Instagram.

The rules

– Only one photograph entry per person is permitted each month.

– Submit your photograph via Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #QuilterCheviot and #CapturingTheMoment2018.

– By submitting your photograph you agree to it being used for Quilter Cheviot Marketing purposes.

– The picture can be taken using your phone or camera.

– You can apply a filter or improve the colours of your photograph but you cannot retouch it.

– Please supply your images as high resolution JPEG or TIFF files at 300dpi. You may need to adjust mobile phone cameras accordingly to the highest quality setting.

– The competition ends at midnight on Saturday 30 June 2018.

Terms and conditions apply.


Andy Rouse: Award Winning Wildlife Photographer
Ross Dickie: Edinburgh-based Wildlife Photographer
Will Burrard-Lucas: Wildlife Photographer
Ian Savage: Head of Jessops Academy, Photography Training School
Michael Weir: Director of Belfast Photo Festival

Choosing the winning image

Our panel of judges will select three winning images each month during the competition that best illustrate the theme. They will consider a range of factors including composition, technical ability, originality, interpretation of the brief and the commercial appeal of the photographs.

The rest of the photographs shortlisted by the judges will enter a public vote. During 2 weeks, we will ask the public to vote for their favourite photograph. The photograph with the most votes will qualify for the next round at BBC Countryfile Live.

The shortlisted photographs will be displayed at the Quilter Cheviot photography exhibition at BBC Countryfile Live in August 2018. The public will be invited to vote for their favourite photograph and our panel of judges will also select their winning photograph.

The finalists will be announced by Friday 20 July 2018.

Our partners

Pura Aventura is a boutique travel specialist offering tailor made holidays to the great outdoors of Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Light and Land are Europe’s premier photography tour company. Created in 1993 by Charlie Waite and Sue Bishop, two passionate talented photographers who wanted to pass on their knowledge of photography.

Jessops offers an extensive range of photography products including digital cameras, action & video cameras, lenses, camera accessories, drones, binoculars and telescopes from top brands.