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We are really excited to announce our new photo competition! The theme is ‘My Wychwood’ and you can interpret it in any way you choose. 


You might want to focus on the beautiful Cotswolds landscape in the area once covered by the historic Wychwood Forest. Or perhaps you'd prefer to capture the animals and birds that call it home. Maybe you'd like to photograph rural crafts like hedgelaying or dry stone walling that are traditional in this area. The possibilities are endless! Whatever you decide, we want to see photographs that capture the essence of 'My Wychwood'.


Our judging panel will choose 12 finalists whose photographs will feature in the WFT 2024 calendar, with the winning image also appearing on the cover.


In addition, the winner will receive a £150 voucher to spend on camera equipment. Second prize is a beautiful piece of wall art kindly donated by A Blackbird Sang and inspired by an Oxfordshire hedgerow. Third prize is a beautiful hand-carved wooden bowl and spoon from well-known local greenwood carver, David Knight. Two lucky runners-up will win a wren garden ornament. 

The calendar will be published in time for Christmas 2023 and the proceeds from sales will go to help the WFT continue our work preserving and restoring habitats in the historic Wychwood Forest area. 

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PHOTO: Martin Gascoine-Pees



Each entrant can submit up to 3 photos.

The competition is only open to amateur photographers.

Entries must not have won other national or international competitions. 

You must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all images entered into the competition.


By entering your image into the competition, you grant WFT the right to reproduce it with attribution but without compensation, for any purpose in the future, including publicity and publication.

Photographs must be submitted as jpegs no larger than 5MB, and must be in landscape orientation.

Closing date is midnight on 31st July 2023. 



To submit, please send up to 3 images (as jpegs no larger than 5MB), with your name, address and phone number to marked PHOTO COMPETITION in the subject line. 

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We are very grateful to Genny Early and Tony Davis of 'A Blackbird Sang', and David Knight for their generosity in supporting the Wychwood Forest Trust by donating prizes. 

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