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Annual photographic competition

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The 2019 photographic competition is now closed.

Our 36th annual photographic competition launched on 22 April and closed on Friday 20 September 2019. Sponsored by Jessops and Phil Smyth Photography, the competition challenged both professionals and amateurs to creatively capture zoo life through their camera lenses for the chance of winning some amazing prizes. 

The competition received a record number of entries in 2018, estimating around 750 submissions. Online entries were first introduced in 2017 which provided a more effective and efficient way of engaging with entrants and resulted in an increased number of entries.

The competition was open to all zoo visitors and photography clubs, who had the choice of entering in the six categories below: 

Category Category name  Prizes 
Category A Best picture taken by a club  photographer 

First place: Winning image on A3 canvas, discount voucher for Jessops Academy, £250 and name on trophy
Second place: Winning image on A4 canvas and £150
Third place: Winning image on A4 canvas and £100

Category B  Best picture taken by a zoo visitor 

First place: Winning image on A3 canvas and £100
Second place: Winning image on A4 canvas
Third place: Winning image on A4 canvas

Category C  Best black and white picture

First place: Winning image on A3 canvas and £100
Second place: Winning image on A4 canvas
Third place: Winning image on A4 canvas

Category D Best funny caption

First place: Zoo membership and goodie bag

Category E Best photo taken by someone under 16

First place: Winning image on A3 canvas and zoo child membership
Second place: Winning image on A4 canvas
Third place: Winning image on A4 canvas

Category F Best picture of zoo gardens or landscapes

First place: Winning image on A3 canvas and £100
Second place: Winning image on A4 canvas
Third place: Winning image on A4 canvas

 

For more information email photocomp@belfastzoo.co.uk or call 028 9077 6277 ext 229

Previous competitions

View our previous winners and runners-up from our past competitions. 

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View the winners of our 2018 photo competition.
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View the winners of our 2017 photo competition.
Photo competition 2016
View the winners of our 2016 photo competition.
Photo competition 2015
View the winners of our 2015 photo competition.
Photo competition 2014
View the winners of our 2014 photo competition.
Photo competition 2013
View the winners of our 2013 photo competition.