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'ZOO-M’ in as we announce our annual photographic competition winners

Date: 23 Oct 2018

Red panda

The winners of our annual photographic competition have now been announced.

The competition, which has been running for 35 years, is sponsored by HB and Jessops. It challenges budding and amateur photographers to creatively photograph the animals and scenes of the zoo; capturing the wonder of nature while exhibiting photographic excellence, high quality skills and a great eye for a ‘zooper’ photo!

Zoo manager and competition judge, Alyn Cairns, said “The competition has been running for 35 years and every year we continue to be amazed. In recent years we have moved to a digital platform for the competition and we had record entries this year, with more than 750 submissions. I would like to thank everyone who entered the 2018 competition. The entries were outstanding and celebrated the diversity of the species that we care for from the smallest insects to the largest mammals. I would also like to thank our sponsors for their continued support.”

Susan Allardyce from Jessops, said “Jessops were delighted to support the competition this year. It was a pleasure to assist with the judging and to see so many fantastic images from all age groups. We were pleased to offer a range of canvas prints to first, second and third prize winners for each category. It’s great that more than 750 people were inspired to engage with the competition and photograph some wonderful images!”


View our winners

Photography competition
View the winners of our 2018 photo competition.