2017 calendar competition sponsored by Canon

We need your help to fill our 2017 calendar with truly inspiring images. Enter our competition for your chance to win some amazing prizes and see your work published in a beautiful calendar.

We're looking for 12 fantastic photographs of nature and wildlife, taken by our members and supporters of all ages, for our Inspiring Nature 2017 Calendar.

Your image could be a bird, bug, plant, animal or even a beautiful view. If it was taken by you in the UK, we’d love to see it.

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Canon PowerShot SX 710

What you could win!

Thanks to Canon for donating these fabulous prizes.

And that's not all...

The photographers of each of the 12 calendar images will all receive a copy of the calendar and a mug with their image on. The calendar is a key product in our Christmas range and will be sold in all our reserve and city stores, our online shop and our mail order catalogue.

Got questions?

Get in touch by email or phone.

Jane Carwithen

Tel: 01767 693483

How to enter

Before you enter, please read our rules and terms and conditions  - you can download them from this page.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. Final decisions will be made by the RSPB Product Manager for calendars.

Please submit your name, address and daytime contact number. Include where and when the photo was taken (if known), as well as why you've chosen it. This may appear in the calendar alongside the image.

Simply email your details and your image, saved under your full name, to us at

If you're under 18...

Please include your age and ensure your parent or guardian gives permission for you to enter the competition.

If your photo includes people...

They must fill out the photo permission form.

The important stuff

Make sure you read and comply with the terms and conditions and rules of the competition, and fill in a consent form if any people appear in your images.

Photographic consent form for individuals

Photographic consent form for individuals

33Kb, PDF

Date: 6 November 2015


Well done to last year's successful entrants, whose photographs can be seen in the 2016 calendar, available to buy now!

Last year's prizewinners

  • 1st prize: Greg Coyne, Bedforshire
  • 2nd prize: Julian Clune, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • 3rd prize: Kyle Moore, Suffolk


  • Alf Bailey, Cheshire
  • Emma Baker, Gloucestershire 
  • Jenny Davis, Shropshire
  • Rick Elliott, Scotland
  • Katie Nethercoat, East Riding of Yorkshire 
  • Robert Newton, Norfolk
  • Phil Scarlett, Nottinghamshire
  • Dave Semmens, South Yorkshire