Vote for your favourite Essex wildlife image

Essex Wildlife Trust would like you to decide the overall winner of their annual photography competition

The six category winners of the Essex Wildlife Trust Photography Competition 2019 have been chosen, but the conservation charity is now calling on the public to vote for their favourite to decide the overall winner of the competition.

The panel of judges including the Trust’s CEO, Andrew Impey and the acclaimed wildlife photographer, Russell Savory had a tough job narrowing down all the wonderful images submitted to the competition. The 2019 competition saw over 250 participants and over 500 Essex-based images submitted; a record number for the annual competition.

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2019 competition, the images submitted never cease to astound and impress us all here at the Trust. We can’t wait to see which image is the public’s favourite!

The six category winners in the race to become the overall winner and take home the £200 prize, are as follows:

  • ‘A Wildlife Motion Picture’ won by David Blackwell’s well-timed image of a shaking fox.
  • ‘EWT to a Tee’ won by Matthew Chapman’s serene image taken at Hornchurch Country Park.
  • ‘Gardener’s World’ won by Rosemary McKerrell’s vivid image of a painted lady butterfly.
  • ‘Smart Work’ won by Joanne Vere’s beautiful image of a busy bee collecting pollen on ivy.  
  • ‘Pattern and Texture’ won by Andrew Neal’s detailed image of a common darter dragonfly.
  • ‘Young blood’ won by Thomas Rumsby’s stunning image of a pheasant in a flower meadow.  

A huge thanks to ACL (Adult Community Learning), part of Essex County Council and the largest provider of adult learning courses in Essex, for sponsoring the competition for another year in a row.

Voting closes at the end of January and the overall winner will be announced shortly after. Please visit to vote for your favourite to win and browse through some of the other stunning images submitted to the photography competition.