North West Wetland Photographer of the Year

How to enter

North West Wetland Photographer of the Year 2024 celebrates the wonders of wetlands.

Pick up your camera, capture a beautiful wetland moment at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, and submit it to this year’s photography competition. Your photo can be of anything that celebrates wetlands. It could be of a wetland landscape, a close up of a wetland species, black and white or full colour – it’s your choice!

The competition is free to enter, open to all UK residents. You have until midnight on 16th August 2024 to enter!

Photos can be taken with any camera (with the exception of drones) - including phone cameras, but must have been taken at WWT Martin Mere!

The categories

This year, we will have an adult and junior category.

  • Adult: ages 18+
  • Junior: ages 13 - 17 (age as on the closing date of 16th August 2024)

The prizes

The winners of each age category will be given free individual annual WWT memberships. Existing members will be given free renewal for the following year.

Martin Mere will host an exhibition with the winners, runner ups, and shortlisted entries on display from September to October 2024.

How to enter

  1. Entries must be submitted by email to by midnight on 16th August 2024.
  2. Entries must include your name and category (adult or junior).
  3. You can submit up to 5 photos in total with a combined maximum total file size of 20MB.
  4. Please format your email as below, and include your images in the body of the email, not as attachments: Email subject: Wetland Photography Competition Email body: Images Full name Category (junior or adult)
  5. If your photo has been shortlisted, WWT Martin Mere will contact you to let you know by 23rd August 2024. The winner of each category will be contacted by 30th August 2024.

The details