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Annual photographic competition

HB logo - sponsors of the zoo annual photo competitionOur annual photographic competition, sponsored by HB, challenges budding and amateur photographers to take a picture of our animals during a visit to the zoo for the chance to win a number of prizes.

The 2017 photographic competition launched on 10 April 2017 and closes on Friday 15 September 2017 at 4pm

There are six categories to enter: 

Category A  Best picture taken by a club photographer 
Category B  Best picture taken by a zoo visitor 
Category C  Best black and white picture
Category D  Best funny caption 
Category E  Best picture taken by someone under 16
Category F  Best picture of our primate heroes

Our primate heroes include:

  • Moloch gibbon
  • Francois langur
  • Ring-tailed lemur
  • Golden lion tamarin
  • Crowned sifaka

How to enter

The closing date for entries is Friday 15 September 2017 at 4pm. 

Enter online

If you're entering online, please make sure each of your photos are no larger than 3MB. 

Before you upload your photos, please save them by name and category you want to enter. For example, JoeBloggsCatA1.jpg and JoeBloggsCatA2.jpg. 

Enter our online form

If you are having trouble with this form, please email

Enter by post

We will accept hard copies on A4 paper. Place your photos in a secure package and post or hand deliver them to:

Belfast Zoological Gardens
Antrim Road
BT36 7PN

Please write the following information on the back of each photo:

  • name of entrant
  • category
  • age (under 16s only)

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions (PDF - 150KB) before submitting your photos.

Terms and conditions
Download our photo competition terms and conditions. (PDF - 150KB)

Photo competition 2016

View the winning entries from our 2016 competition. 
Belfast Zoo photo competition 2016

Previous competitions

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.