South West Coast Path Photo Competition

Competition now closed - winners to be announced in the new year!

Porthgwarra, Miles Cowton

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Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to enter their best pictures of the Coast Path in this annual photo competition. The South West Coast Path is one of the world's greatest walks. The aim of the competition is to showcase its landscape and wildlife by taking beautifully crafted photographs.

This year the selection panel is excited to have David Noton on board as the professional judge alongside the Coast Path team. David is an award winning landscape and travel photographer who writes regular columns for Practical Photography and Outdoor Photography. He is no stranger to photographic competitions either, having won awards in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition on a number of occasions.

For inspiration, take a look at last year’s winning shots through our flickr gallery below.

This year's twelve top photos will feature in the 2017 South West Coast Path calendar. The South West Coast Path team choice will appear on the front cover of the calendar. Each copy sold will raise a minimum of 25p for the South West Coast Path Association for path improvements.

The 2016 calendar featuring last year's winners is now on sale from the South West Coast Path Association Shop and lots of other outlets

The prizes:

David Noton

1st prize: Thanks to the generosity of The Thurlestone Hotel, the winning photographer wins the following:

Two nights bed and breakfast for two, including a ‘walker’s special’ – mini foot treatment and glass of bubbly.

PLUS - Thanks to the generosity of David Noton, the winner also receives a £100 voucher towards products from his website shop 

They will also receive the collection of runner-up prizes. 

2nd prize: The photographer of the 2nd prize (South West Coast Path team's Favourite Photo) wins a luxury one night stay at The Mullion Cove Hotel on the Lizard in Cornwall with dinner bed and breakfast.

Runner-up prizes: The photographers whose pictures are chosen for the other 10 months of the 2017 calendar will win:

  • Annual membership of the South West Coast Path Association 
  • Your choice from the wide range of award-winning guidebooks for walking, trekking, climbing and mountaineering, cycle touring and hill and mountain skills, produced by Cicerone press.
  • A copy of the 2017 calendar featuring their photo.

We are grateful for the support of our media partners below who are helping to promote the competition in their county magazines and will also announce the winners early next year.


Click here to enter your photos now

Last years winners - click below to play. 

These are the photos that feature in the 2016 South West Coast Path calendar.