2020 National Trust Handbook photography
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
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
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
and we'll assess the terms of entry to check they comply with our