Launch of 2023 Photography Competition

The 2023 Fota Wildlife Park Photography Competition now open for entry!

Be in with a chance to feature in the 2024 pictorial calendar.

Closing Date: 31st August 2023 

Open to all, to enter fill in the form below and state your name/address/phone number and category – and if under 16 please state your date of birth.


  • Best picture by Club Photographer. Winning prize is €300 and a conservation annual pass. (Proof of current club membership required).
  • Best picture by Professional Photographer. Winning prize is €300 and a conservation annual pass.
  • **New category** ‘Native Species at Fota’. Fota Wildlife Park is home to many native species, including Red Squirrel, Hedgehogs and Kingfisher, this category is especially for native species in Ireland, but must be taken in the Wildlife Park. Winning prize is €300 and a Private Wild Experiences VIP Family Tour.
  • Best picture by Non-Club/Non-Professional Photographer. Winning prize is €300 and a conservation annual pass.
  • Best photographer using a Smart Phone / Tablet. Winning prize is a conservation annual pass.
  • Best picture by Under 16. Winning prize is Conservation annual pass for their family (please provide proof of age).


Some T&C’s:

Photographs must have been taken in Fota Wildlife Park between the dates of 1/1/23 and 31/8/23 and can feature general views, plants, animals, birds, or any inhabitant of the Wildlife Park, the Native at Fota category is especially for native species, including the seals, eagles and native chicks found at the Incubation house. These images must be taken inside the Wildlife Park.

You must be the sole author and owner of any photos entered.

Please respect the privacy of others when taking any photographs.

Drone usage is strictly NOT permitted in the Wildlife Park at any time.

By entering you are granting permission for Fota Wildlife Park to publish your images at any time in the future on any platform or publication (digital, print etc).

Fota Wildlife Park retains the right to free reproduction of any images submitted at any date.

Max entries are 5 photographs per category, entrants may only enter one category, with the exception of the ‘Native Species at Fota’ category, entrants to other categories can also enter the ‘Native Species at Fota’ category. (Please note, max of 5 photoghraphs per category means that you can enter up to 5 photographs in the Natives Species at Fota Category along with any of the other categories, meaning 10 total photograph submissions)

Camera club photographers are entitled to admission for €10 per head on display of a club membership card or proof of membership – until the 31st August 2023. Membership must be current during the dates of the competition. No booking necessary, this can be done on walk-up.

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