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BDS Photographer of the Year

BDS Photographer of the Year

The BDS Photographer of the Year

Each year all BDS members are invited to submit their images direct to the society for inclusion into the annual “The BDS Photographer of the Year” competition. 

The competition closes in March each year.

All images submitted through the branches for the annual The Dulverton Trophy competition will also be entered into this competition.

There are certificates and cash prizes for the first, second and third placed entries.

The photographs submitted must follow the following criteria:

  • Feature wild or park deer, UK native species, in any situation
  • All images entered must be of LIVE DEER - welfare is paramount and there must be no disturbance to deer during the taking of any photographs
  • Pictures must be obtained legally with the landowner's permission where necessary

The winning branch will be notified and the winning photographs exhibited as appropriate, as well as being published on the website and in the DEER journal.  

pdf Click to download 'How to Enter' and Competition Rules (203 KB)

View the winners of the BDS Photographer of the Year 2017 competition