ORCA Photography Competition 2017

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2017 ORCA Photography Competition

It’s back! Returning for its fourth year the ORCA team are looking forward to seeing your photographs of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the wild.

Categories & Prizes:

First Prize – ORCA Photographer of the Year 2017

A year’s free ORCA membership

Sea Safari whale and dolphin two-day mini-cruise for two people in 2018 (terms and conditions apply)

Your photo will appear in our members’ newsletter Flukeprints – if you wish to become a member click here

Your photo may appear on our 2017 e-Christmas Card


Second Prize – Highly Commended

A year’s free ORCA membership

A copy of 'Mark Carwardine's Whale Watching in Britain and Europe' or a copy of 'Mark Carwardine's Ultimate Wildlife Experiences'.  Mark Carwardine is an ORCA patron.

Your photo will appear in our members’ newsletter Flukeprints – if you wish to become a member click here


NOTE: We may award more than one person a Highly Commended prize.


Entries are now open and close on 31 October 2017

Judging will take place by ORCA staff/trustees and if there is a tie, it may also go to public vote on social media/online

Winners will be announced on the ORCA website.


How to enter:

Email your image in JPEG format to photo@orcaweb.org.uk.  In the text of the email please provide us with your full name (as this will form the credit on the picture should we use it in the future) and your location.  Please also give us a brief paragraph about how you came to take the photo, including where you were when you managed to capture this image.   Multiple entries will not be accepted. 

Entry to this competition is free, however if you would like to support ORCA, you can give a donation or become a member. 

Entry is considered acceptance of the terms and conditions, outlined below

Terms & Conditions