Charity launches 2018 calendar competition – and we need YOUR photos!


Photographers are being invited to submit entries celebrating Staffordshire’s varied wildlife and landscapes for a 2018 charity calendar.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has launched a competition to find 12 stunning images of the wildlife and landscapes from across the county for its 2018 calendar which will go on sale next year.

The competition follows on the success of the 2017 calendar, which is now on sale, which saw dozens of high quality entries being submitted.

The Trust is urging people to pick out any photographs they have already taken, check for wildlife in their gardens or head out into the countryside across the county and start snapping. Images which capture all the seasons are required for the calendar.

From bees to birds and gardens to nature reserves and living landscapes, the Trust is looking for the special species and places which people can find across the county.

The 12 best entries will feature in the 2018 calendar and winners will all receive one copy each.

Jon Owen, Assistant Communications Officer for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said:

“We know there are many excellent photographers who love taking pictures of wildlife and landscapes across Staffordshire.

“We are lucky that our wildlife and landscapes are so varied, from the rocky ridges of the Roaches near Leek to ancient lowland heath buzzing with rare wildlife, like Highgate Common in Wombourne.

“We are especially keen to see any images which epitomise Staffordshire.”

To purchase the 2017 calendar visit the Trust’s online shop at

Closing date for entries is Friday 28 April 2017.

To enter the competition and to see terms and conditions, visit