looking for any photo that you think is relevant to CJS, your fellow
readers and other professionals working across all of the the
countryside, conservation, ecology, wildlife, environmental education,
More detail on the categories and prizes here.
We're suggesting categories each month to guide you although you may
enter photos on any subject.
The October suggested theme is: Plants and Botany
Prize: membership to Botanical Society of Britain and
not necessarily looking for the most perfect, most technically accurate
image (although nice clear pictures are usually better than fuzzy ones!)
but those that reflect our glorious countryside and all that goes with
working in the management of landscapes, with wildlife, in education
everything that is part and parcel of daily life. We want to see the
best (smiling visitors on sunny days), the worst (sodden waterproofs,
overflowing wellies and wall still only half built), the wonderful (that
elusive moment as an otter slips into the water), the incredible
(dandelion seeds floating in a clear blue sky) and the humorous (the
perfectly placed background poledriver) that capture life working in the
More about the reasons for us
running a photography competition here.
See the winning photos here.
And don't forget to follow our
CJS want to thank all the wonderful organisations
who are supporting our competition by providing prizes.
This month (November) the prize is Botanical Society of Britain
and Ireland (BSBI) membership.
is for everyone who is interested in the wild and naturalised plants of
Britain and Ireland. We trace our origins back to 1836, when the society
was founded as the Botanical Society of London. We are now one of the
world's largest contributors of biological records: our data inform
scientific research and underpin evidence-based conservation.
We have always welcomed both professional and amateur members, and
remain the biggest and most active organisation devoted to the study of
botany in Britain, Ireland, the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man. Our
training, outreach and research programmes continue to support botanists
at all skill levels, and our grants programmes helps us support the next
generation of botanists.
The BSBI produces national
Atlases and county Floras of the distribution
of plants. We publish British
and Irish Botany and hold conferences,
workshops, indoor and field
As a BSBI member, you are kept informed by a newsletter
three times a year; your benefits include discounts on a range of
botanical books; and you are given exclusive access to our network of
100+ national expert referees who can help with the identification of
As well as the monthly prizes there are four over all prizes.
will receive an invitation to the gala opening of the
Photography Awards 2020. We have runners up prizes of a year's
membership of Society of
International Nature & Wildlife Photographers and a huge bundle of birdwatching books
complete with pocket binoculars.
These are chosen by the CJS Team however we are also going to open the
floor to readers with a Readers Choice photo which will win a year's
subscription to BBC Wildlife magazine.
More about the prizes
Simply email your photo (jpegs
firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and any
information you want to include about your photo: what it shows, where
it was taken and a caption for a funny one would be welcome too. If
you'd like us to tag you (or site / project) if we share your photo to
social media please include the relevant handles and details. You
can enter as many photos as you like, but each image may only be entered
rules are here - please read them before sending your photos, we'll
assume you have.
Be a responsible photographer:
In May 2019, the UK National Wildlife Crime
Unit (NWCU) launched a new social media crime prevention campaign titled
Undisturbed calling on all UK wildlife photographers
and drone operators to ensure the welfare of wild animals while
photographing or filming them. The
initiative runs until 1st November.
Read more in the article written especially for
CJS and please ensure you do not disturb your subjects to get
that winning photo.
We'll showcase your photos through our Instagram account (instagram.com/countrysidejobs) and share our pick
across our social media so make sure you include your social media
handles and we'll tag you in. Meaning that it's also a great way to publicise your site or project.
See the winners here.
Latest additions to Instagram
CJS is delighted to have been associated with the British Wildlife
Photography Awards from the very beginning and has, for the last few
years, sponsored the Botanical Britain category.
can read all our coverage from 2019's year's awards here.
to go to next year's British Wildlife Photography Awards gala exhbition
We have a
very special prize for the overall winner (and guest) of our photography
competition who will receive an invitation to the gala opening night of
next year's awards. This year's awards ceremony was held on
Wednesday 18 September and was hosted by Mark Carwardine. You'll get to see all the
winning photographs in high definition, get to meet the photographers
and the judges as well as representatives from the many supporters.
Entry is exclusively by invitation only, this really is a special prize
that money can't buy.
highly commended image will gain a years' membership to The Society
of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers which is
for pro and enthusiast photographers who enjoy photographing the
They say: "Whatever your interest is in photography, SINWP is
here to help and support you. So, if you would like to just learn
more about photography to achieve better results then help is on
hand. As a member of The Society of International Nature and
Wildlife Photographers there are lots of benefits you can take
advantage of. These include a listing on our website where you can
have an image of yourself, online gallery and your signature image -
which is your favourite image. Our online forum and members only
Facebook group continues to be the place to talk with fellow
photographers, both socially and also ask advise if you need any
help with your photography. We also have a monthly image
competition with plenty of categories including nature, wildlife and
macro and close-up photography. All images that receive a gold award
are put through to the annual Photographer of the Year, in which you
could be crowned Nature/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 at
the awards night in the annual Convention!