Home / Photography / Competitions BDS Photographic CompetitionsPhotography is an amazing way to capture the beauty of wild deer! From majestic red deer to secretive muntjac, each species has its own unique and special qualities that are worth capturing. Photo by: Ron PerkinsWHAT MAKES A WINNING PHOTOGRAPH? DEER PHOTO COMPETITIONS The British Deer Society regularly runs photography competitions to help inspire more people about our wild deer and to celebrate their power, beauty and unique spirit.Entry is free and all images of course should be deer-themed. To enter the competitions you need to confirm the following:That you have read and agree to follow our code of conductThat the photo is yours and that you own the copyright of the submitted imageThat you are happy for The British Deer Society to use the image and grant permission to the society to use it for subsequent awareness, educational and marketing purposes.The BDS is extremely grateful to the many talented photographers who have given us permission to use their images to help educate and inspire everyone about deer and to advocate for their welfare. Thank you! What Makes a Winning Wildlife Photograph?A winning wildlife photograph is more than just capturing an animal in high definition. It’s about revealing a special moment that tells a unique story and provides a glimpse into the relationship between the animal and its environment. In our wildlife photography competitions, the judges have been looking for images that capture these moments in stunning detail. Capturing Memorable Moments It’s also important to have an understanding of both the animal and its environment and this is why the BDS created a guidance in the form of our code of conduct. The code provides sensible and simple guidance to ensure photographers stay safe, and don’t damage the environment or distress the wildlife. By following the code photographers will naturally gain an advantage that allows them to capture something extra special from their subject. View the code of conduct Photo by: Brent Stapelkamp Coming SoonThe British Deer Society will be launching an exciting new photo competition soon so watch this space.