The South Downs National Park is calling for all budding photographers to submit their best photo of the beauty spot for the opportunity to win £250.

The 2023 annual photo competition has the theme of “A New Perspective", with first place claiming £250, the runner up getting £100 and a third prize on offer of £50.

There is also a wildlife category, with a top prize of £75 for a stunning shot of one or many of the beautiful creatures inhabiting the South Downs, and a prize of £75 for the best photo taken on a mobile phone.

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The rolling chalk hills, river valleys, forests, grassland and heaths, as well as the pretty towns, villages and cultural heritage, all provide plenty of photographic material and the challenge is now for people to put their own creative stamp on what they see.

Judges will be keen to see viewpoints that are a little bit out-of-the-ordinary and show off the South Downs in a way people may not have seen before.

Returning to judge the competition are award-winning professional photographers Rachael Talibart, Finn Hopson and Carlotta Luke, as well as Claire Blow, deputy editor of Outdoor Photography magazine.

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The youth competition also returns this year for budding young photographers – with categories 10 years and under and 11 to 17. The prize for 10 years and under will be a family ticket to Birdworld, while the winner of the 11 to 17 category will win a family ticket to Marwell Wildlife.

Claire Blow said: “We are lucky to have a wonderful variety of different landscapes in the South Downs, offering so much great potential for photography. I’m delighted to be on the judging panel for this year’s competition and can’t wait to see some fresh and creative views!”

Entries close at midnight on Tuesday 31 October. Find out more and submit your entry at