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The Dulverton Trophy Annual Competition
Each year the British Deer Society branches are invited to submit entries for the inter-branch photographic competition called, The Dulverton Trophy. Photo by: Matthew Peaster


Many BDS branches hold their own local photo competitions and each year our ranches are invited to enter their top three photographs to win The Dulverton Trophy.

Even if the branch has not run a local competition it can still select three photos from the branch members to enter the competition through a fair selection process.

The competition closes on 31st March of the current year.

If you are a BDS member and wish to enter a photograph for The Dulverton Trophy please contact your local branch.


  • Feature wild or park deer, UK native species, in any situation
  • All images entered must be of live deer 
  • Photographers must follow the BDS code of conduct.
  • Pictures must be obtained legally with the landowner’s permission where necessary

The winning photographs will be exhibited as appropriate.

The judges will have the final decision, and no correspondence will be entered into by the judges or organisers regarding either the judging or organisation of the competition.

The competition is organised by the British Deer Society and is open to all BDS branches. 

Branches should ensure the entries are from fully paid-up members of their branch who own the sole copyright of the image.

By entering the competition, branches should make the member aware that they will be granting permission for The British Deer Society to use any submitted images to support its work.


Entries should be submitted digitally in jpeg format via email.

Please ensure the image name includes:

  • Image title
  • Photographer’s name
  • Membership number
  • Branch name

Large files should be zipped (compressed) for easier transfer.

Images must be emailed to

The subject of the email should be:
Branch Entry – The Dulverton Trophy

The body of the email must include the following for each entry:

  • Branch name
  • Member’s name
  • Membership number
  • Image name
  • Type of camera used

The branch must also confirm in the email that the member is happy for The British Deer Society to use any images submitted to the competition and grant permission to the society to use it for subsequent awareness, educational and marketing purposes.

Failure to include any of these details may result in images being excluded from the competition.

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