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2020 National Trust Handbook photography competition

For the fourth year running, the National Trust has launched a search to find a photograph to adorn the cover of its 2020 Handbook, which will be seen by over 5 million members. 2020 also marks the conservation charity's 125th anniversary.

Both amateur and professional photographers are being encouraged to enter the competition, which has as its theme 'places that make you feel good'.

Perhaps you'll take a photo of your friends catching their breath after an exhilarating hill walk, capture the moment a kingfisher swoops into view, or the pure childlike glee of someone jumping in a puddle?

The Trust are particularly looking for images that reflect the impact that the beautiful places in their care have on people's well-being.

The winning photos will inspire the charity's 5 million members to get outdoors, seek adventure and build memories each time they pick up their Handbook.

The annual competition runs from 1 May 2019 until 23:59 on 1 September 2019. The winners will be selected by a judging panel and announced in November.

Last year, the National Trust received more than 7,500 entries to the competition on the theme 'our space to explore'. The winning Handbook image was taken by Ed Silvester, a Trust member who lives in High Wycombe, and showed Ed's 10-year-old son bounding over rocks at Prawle Point in South Devon.

Full details of the competition can be found at

Other competitions

The National Trust welcomes amateur photography at its properties. There are many photographic competitions held within the UK that you are entitled to enter using photographs you have taken on National Trust land. In general we encourage photographers to enter their work but entering competitions that insist you, as an entrant, sign over your rights are not allowed. Therefore, if you are in any doubt about the validity of entering images please contact and we'll assess the terms of entry to check they comply with our policies.