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2022 photography competition

Cyclists enjoying the fine weather - Catcott, Somerset Levels Lance Bellers

Our 2022 photography competition with the theme “Happy days in Somerset” is now open. We can’t wait to see your entries!

Our annual photo competition celebrates what is special about Somerset and we love seeing the fabulous range of entries each year. This year, we are looking for photos that capture happy days out and about in the Somerset countryside.

It’s up to you how you interpret our theme “Happy days in Somerset”.  Your photo could show a family picnic, kids having fun flying a kite, your favourite dog walk, friends blackberry picking or people enjoying an outdoor festival – the possibilities are endless.

There are two prizes of £100 each – one for adults and one for under 18s. We are ideally looking for photos that include people enjoying the outdoors or close up details showing the intimate experience of being outside in our green spaces.

This year, Ross Alexander of Moment Photography in Bridgwater will join the judging panel along with our regular judges, Andrew Lee, Editor of The Leveller , our Chair, Hugh Williams and CPRE member Kit Houghton, who is also a professional photographer.

Competition entry is FREE and you may enter up to 3 photographs.  Your images can be taken in the last 2 years and photos from all seasons are very welcome.

Please email your photos as attachments to with the following information:

  • Photographer’s name
  • State which category you are entering – adult or under 18s
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Location of photo and the date it was taken
  • Title of photograph or caption (no more than 20 words)

Please download the competition rules here 2022 Photo Competition rules (pdf, 461kb)

All entries must be received by midnight on 31st August 2022