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Capturing our Countryside: A Rural View

To celebrate Gloucestershire’s countryside, we are delighted to launch our Photography Competition for 2024! We are looking for photographs that highlight the natural beauty and diversity of our treasured landscapes.

It’s up to you how you interpret our theme, “A Rural View;” your photo could show farmland, wildlife, close-up images of the beauty in nature or perhaps people enjoying or working in the countryside.

There are two categories for entry:

  • Under-18s – for the budding enthusiast!
  • Over-18s – for the more experienced photographer

Competition entry is free and you may enter up to 3 photographs. Each category has a cash prize of £100 to the winner.

Please email photos as attachments to together with the following information:

  • Photographer’s name
  • Category – if under 18 please state the photographer’s age and date of birth
  • Location of photo
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Date of photo taken
  • Name of photographer or caption (of no more of 25 words)

Closing date for entries: 31st August 2024

Join us at our Photography Ceremony!

Tuesday 12th November 2024

For the first time, we are delighted to invite CPRE Gloucestershire supporters to our CPRE Gloucestershire Awards & Photography Ceremony 2024, taking places at the wonderful Elmore Court. We are thrilled that our annual ceremony take place in the Gillyflower, a previous CPRE Gloucestershire Award recipient.

Join us in celebrating fantastic people, projects & photographs in Gloucestershire!

Tickets are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Book now

Competition rules

  1. Please take photos responsibility and always follow the Countryside Code.
  2. If entering the under 18 category, your 18th birthday must be after the closing date. Please state your age and date of birth when submitting your entry.
  3. Photographs should be recent; taken with 24 months of the competition closing date (no photos taken before 31st August 2022).
  4. Photographs must be taken within the county of Gloucestershire.
  5. You do not have to live in Gloucestershire to enter.
  6. We can only accept digital images.
  7. Images should be in ‘jpeg’ format end and have a minimum file size of 1Mb, and maximum of 10Mb.
  8. CPRE Gloucestershire will not accept any responsibility for lost or damaged entries.
  9. Photographers will retain copyright for their work, however, CPRE Gloucestershire and CPRE will maintain the right to exhibit and use images in print and online for purposes of promoting their charitable work; photographers will be accredited at all times.
  10. This competition is only open to amateur photographers. For the purposes of this competition, we define amateur as a person who earns less than 50% of their annual income through sales of their photography.
  11. Entrants must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries (or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured) – on the understanding that the image can be used in accordance with point number 9 in the these rules of entry.
  12. The closing date for the competition is 31st August 2024. Entries must reach us by midnight on that day.
  13. Our favourite entries will be displayed on our website ( and used in our social media posts.
  14. The winners will be blind judged by a panel of CPRE Gloucestershire Trustees and staff.
  15. The two £100 prizes (one in each category) will be awarded at the CPRE Gloucestershire’s Awards Ceremony/ If the winner cannot attend in person, we will arrange for the prize to be sent by post or BACs.
  16. If a winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, CPRE Gloucestershire reserves the right to offer the prize to a runner-up or re-offer the prize to any future competition.
  17. Submission of a photograph for the competition is taken as an agreement to these rules.

If you have any questions, please contact the team on

We look forward to seeing your images capturing the Gloucestershire countryside!