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Drusillas Animal Photographer of the Year

Can you convince our animals to smile for the camera?

Attention shutter bugs!

We are thrilled to announce our Drusillas Animal Photographer of the Year Competition is back for 2021!

Do you have a passion for portraits? An eye for images? The skills for stills

You could be in with a chance to win a family ticket for four to Drusillas!

The competition opens on 19th August to celebrate World Photography Day, and invites entries until the competition closing date of 16th September 2021.

The photograph voted as the winner of each category will win a Family Ticket for four to Drusillas, inclusion on the Drusillas website, and a special Photographer of the Year certificate.

The 2021 Categories are:

  • Fledgling Photographer of the Year (open to children up to 12 years)
  • Animal Photographer of the Year (open to anyone aged 13+)
  • Mobile Photographer of the Year (our NEW mobile phone-only category)

For each category, we are looking for a unique, beautiful and creative moment captured in a single frame, starring one of the amazing animals at Drusillas. The photo must have been taken within the last two years and submitted by 16th September this year.

After entries close, our judges will select six finalists for each category, then the winner is up to you as we take it to a public vote! 

Finalists will be posted to Drusillas Facebook and Instagram on Monday 20th September and voting will close at midnight Friday 24th September.

*Entries are now closed. Finalists will be announced on Monday 20th September on our Facebook Page

Terms and Conditions:

  • All photographs must have been taken within the last two years at Drusillas Park
  • All photographs must be of Drusillas animals only; we cannot accept photos that clearly show a member of the public's face or photos of animals from other zoos. This is strictly a Drusillas animals only photo competition
  • Please remove watermarks and logos before submitting. Photos with watermarks and logos cannot be accepted.
  • Each person can submit a maximum of five entries to a category
  • Photos may be edited in photoshop or other editing programmes, including mobile filters, as long as it is entirely your own work
  • Please only enter the category appropriate for your age
  • Parents and guardians may submit photos for their children. Please ensure you provide your full name in the entry form if you submitting on behalf of a child
  • All entries must be received by the advertised closing date - midnight 16th September 2021
  • Photos shot on mobile phones are welcome to be submitted in any category, but only photos shot on mobile phones can be submitted to our Mobile Photographer of the Year category
  • Drusillas Park will pick a selection of six images per category and put these to the public to vote for the winner. Votes will be counted by likes. Only likes on the offical Drusillas Park Facebook page will be counted. The winner will be the photograph that has the most likes at midnight on 27th September. This vote will take place on the Drusillas Facebook page. Voting will open Mon 20th September and will close midnight 24th September
  • Winners will officially be announced on Monday 27th September

Drusillas reserves the right to use all photos submitted to this competition in their future marketing, advertising and social media materials. By submitting a photo to this competition you are agreeing to Drusillas having free, unlimited and irrevocable use of your photo. Please do not submit any photos you wish to retain sole copyright over.     

 Please note, Drusillas will never contact you asking for card details or other sensitive information in relation to this competition. If you suspect you have been contacted by someone posing as Drusillas and feel at all unsure, please forward the message to our team [email protected] so we can verify.


Good Luck!