BVA's Veterinary Photographer of the Year

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Are you a photography enthusiast? Or perhaps you just really enjoy taking great pictures of animals?

The BVA Veterinary Photographer of the Year award is the perfect way to showcase the life of our members and their bonds with patients. Over the past couple of years, we have received hundred entries from vets across the profession with an interest and passion for photography.

The 2021 competition will open early next year. Keep an eye on this page and our social media pages to find out more about the competition and the categories closer to the time. 

Either way, we're inviting BVA members to take part in our photo competition. In return you could win £250 of John Lewis vouchers and the chance to get your photograph published and displayed at BVA Members' Day.  

Who can enter?

The competition is open to all BVA members. Your membership must be active at the time of entering. BVA employees are not allowed to enter.

Not a BVA member? Find out more about joining BVA.

Who can enter? Image

Photos

Photos must be original and belong to you. We cannot accept photos that have previously been published, including in other photography competitions. However, it's fine for the photos to appear on Flickr or your own social media sites.

Please submit the original photo (not a copy from social media) as we need your photo(s) to be high quality. The file size for each image should be between 1MB to 5MB. We may contact the winners to ask for higher resolution versions at a later date.

Past winners

vaccinating a dog

One shot, two lives by Laura Caballero Pastor

One vet community winner 2019

sheep in lake district

Conversations at Dawn by Jennifer Dykes

All creatures great and small winner 2019

Pair of wild ponies on Long Mynd, Shropshire by Steve Ashman

Pair of wild ponies on Long Mynd, Shropshire by Steve Ashman

All creatures great and small winner 2018

The best part of the job by Peter Myatt

The best part of the job by Peter Myatt

Human:animal bond category winner 2018

Rare and native North Ronaldsay and Dartmoor sheep by Jen Rowland

Rare and native North Ronaldsay and Dartmoor sheep by Jen Rowland

Wonderful World of Animals category winner 2017

Happy Gastromony by Mandy Knight

Happy Gastromony by Mandy Knight

You and Your Work category winner 2017

Egyptian fruit bat in flight

Egyptian fruit bat in flight by Stephen Powles

Wonderful world of animals category winner 2016

Equine surgery – no foot, no horse

Equine surgery – no foot, no horse by Karen Coumbe

You and your work category winner 2016

Permission and copyright

It's 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're 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. You retain the copyright of your image(s). Where possible, we will credit the photo to you. 

This page should answer any questions you have about the competition, but if not then please email [email protected]