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Enter the 2020/21 South Downs Photo Competition

Enter the 2020/21 South Downs Photo Competition

The South Downs National Park photo competition is now open, with a first prize of £250 on offer to the amateur or professional photographer who best captures this year’s theme of ‘My tranquil haven’.

To mark the 10th anniversary of the National Park, the photo competition is also being extended this year to include a youth category for budding young photographers.

For the main adult category, judges will be looking for images that showcase the tranquil beauty of the South Downs – whether that be a stunning landscape, woodland, or piece of history.

Those capturing images of the National Park should adhere to the government guidance of social distancing and avoiding busy hotspots.

The top prize for the adult category will be £250, with a runner-up prize of £150 and third prize of £50.

There will also be a wildlife sub-category, with judges looking for images capturing the amazing wildlife of the South Downs and the winner in the adult category will receive £100.

Meanwhile, there will be two further categories for budding young photographers – 10 years and under and 11 to 17. There will be a winner for the main theme of ‘My Tranquil Haven’, as well as best wildlife image, and the winner of each of these categories will receive a Colombia outdoors rucksack and a Colombia beanie.

Award-winning photographers Rachael Talibart and Finn Hopson are returning once again to judge the 2020 competition and the panel welcomes acclaimed Lewes-based photographer Carlotta Luke.

Those wishing to go out and take photographs should visit the National Park’s website page at for advice on how to stay safe. Please be aware that the Government guidance is being regularly reviewed and our advice may change.

Entries close on Friday 23 October.

Download an entry form here to take part:

All entry forms and images should be emailed to

Our terms and conditions can be read here.

Good luck everyone!

Here’s a few of last year’s entries to get you inspired:



" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "