BVA's Veterinary Photographer of the Year

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A vet's life in lockdown category winner

A new working normal: multitasking to new levels by Adele Williams

Specialist equine vet working on referral report writing whilst breastfeeding baby at home. Nurseries were closed during the first lockdown but this vet mum had to continue working whilst looking after the little one at home. Note entirely necessary glamorous yet comfy gold slippers to complete the look.

April 2020

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All creatures great and small category winner 

In the spotlight by Ellie Dudson

A cool sunny afternoon in the parlour.

January 2021

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Happy pets that make us smile category winner

In Expectant Anticipation of a Tennis Ball by Harriet Williams

When camping in Croyde the summer before last, my cousins went coasteering. Due to some medical problems at the time, I was resigned to the role of official photographer, but was readily distracted by this energetic fox red lab sprinting back and forth into the sea after a tennis ball. Most of the shots were blurred by the action, but this was a stand out and has been one of my favourite shots ever since. In particular I love the colours - the ochre hue of the lab set against the blues of the rock and sea, with a little snippet of the owner's lemon yellow dress, really take me back to that summer.

July 2019

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A vet's life in lockdown category highly commended

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Lockdown Day III by Nat Scroggie

This image was taken on day 3 of 5 harrowing emergency shifts in early lockdown. We had to re-use our surgical masks each day, scoring the day on the front to keep track.

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Lockdown loyalty by Tina Nurse 

This is my loyal companion during lockdown. This picture reflects our quiet walks in solitude.

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All creatures great and small category highly commended

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Kjötbollur by Sofia Croppi

Horse trip in northern Iceland, moving a few dozen horses and coming together with other farms for the seasonal competitions.

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Showing his best side by Clare Hogston

Close up portrait of a Swaledale Tup taken at the Masham Sheep Fair in Yorkshire. 

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Happy pets that make us smile category highly commended

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Got your back! by Pedro Costa 

Photo taken before second lockdown in an amazing sunset in Birling Gap, East Sussex.

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Snow angel by Katherine Siddons

Missy, 5, is an American Akita who we rescued in 2016 and has completely transformed our lives. She loves being outside, especially in the snow! She’s certainly got the coat for it!

 

Past winners

One vet community winner 2019 Image

One vet community winner 2019

One shot, two lives by Laura Caballero Pastor

You and Your Work category winner 2017

Happy Gastromony by Mandy Knight

You and Your Work category winner 2017 Image
Wonderful world of animals category winner 2016 Image

Wonderful world of animals category winner 2016

Egyptian fruit bat in flight by Stephen Powles

Permission and copyright

It is the entrant’s responsibility to get permission from the subject of the photograph. This includes seeking the owner’s permission if the subject is a pet.

Entrants must be the sole owner of the copyright for each photo they submit. Entrants can only submit their own work and must not infringe on any rights of a third party.

By entering the competition, you are granting BVA a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable licence to reproduce, publish and communicate your photo/s to the public. You retain the copyright of your image/s.

Terms and conditions

  1. Eligibility
    1. You must be BVA member to enter the competition.
    2. Your BVA membership must be active at the time of entering.
    3. BVA employees are not allowed to enter the competition.
  1. How to enter
    1. All images entered must fit into the specified categories.
    2. Entries should be submitted via our online form.
    3. No more than 2 images may be submitted per person per category.
    4. Entrants must supply their name, email address, image name, image description and date of when the image was taken.
    5. The competition must be entered in each entrant’s own name. You cannot enter the competition on behalf of anyone else.
    6. The image size should be between 1MB and 5MB.
    7. All images must reflect Covid-19 guidance.
    8. We are unable to accept postal entries.
    9. The original image should be submitted.
    10. We cannot accept photos that have previously been published, including in other photography competitions.
  1. Permissions and copyright
    1. It is the entrant’s responsibility to get permission from the subject of the photograph. This includes seeking the owner’s permission if the subject is a pet.
    2. Entrants must be the sole owner of the copyright for each photo they submit. Entrants can only submit their own work and must not infringe on any rights of a third party.
  2. The prize
    1. The winner of each category will receive £250 worth of John Lewis vouchers.
    2. All prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.
  1. Judging and notification
    1. The entries will be judged by a panel put together by BVA.
    2. The winners will be notified by email.
    3. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, the judges reserve the right to disqualify them and select another winner from the eligible entries.
  1. Property rights
    1. By entering the competition, you are granting BVA a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to reproduce, publish, and communicate your photo(s) to the public - this means your photo(s) could appear in our publications, webpages, emails, membership material, social media channels etc.
    2. You retain the copyright of your image(s). Where possible, we will credit the photo to you.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the competition please email [email protected].