In Summer 2023, we ran a photography competition which was free and open to all ages. 600 photographs were submitted, showing the stunning variety of wildlife that calls Norfolk home. The competition is now closed - but will be returning in 2024.

Paul Richards’ image of hares in the snow was chosen as the Judges’ Overall Favourite. Amelia Jane Balls earned the well-deserved title of Best Young Photographer for her image of a hare in the spring sunshine. Each of these lucky winners received a pair of binoculars from competition sponsors ZEISS' new SFL (SmartFocus Lightweight) range, worth over £1200. 

Both winning images and 10 runners up have been featured in the Norfolk Wildlife Trust calendar, with proceeds going towards supporting our conservation work. The calendar is available to purchase from all Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centres at Hickling Broad, Ranworth Broad, Holme Dunes and Cley Marshes, for £9.00. 

The competition was judged by: conservationist and wildlife presenter, Jess French; wildlife photographer and cameraman Josh Jaggard; wildlife presenter, conservationist and author Ajay Tegala; and Norfolk-based photographer Paula Cooper.   

Winners and runners up were as follows:


The Judges’ Overall Favourite Photograph: Paul Richards. 


Best Young Photographer: Amelia Jane Balls, aged 11. 


Runners up: Heather HipsonTim Harris, Jon Kelf, John Boyle, Daniel Masters, Nick Appleton, Gillian Thompson, Clive Burns, Daniel Leadley