South West Coast Path Photo Competition

Entries now being taken for the 2015 competition!

Porthgwarra, Miles CowtonIt’s time to get your cameras out again for the South West Coast Path photographic competition. Last year the entries were of such high quality that it gave the judging panel a real headache! The 1st prize was scooped by a keen amateur who had not long taken up photography.

Click here to enter your photos

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, with the 1st prize winner on the front page. 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:

1st prize: Thanks to the generosity of The Thurlestone Hotel, the photographer of the picture chosen for the cover of the 2017 calendar will WIN!

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

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

David Noton2nd prize: Thanks to the generosity of David Noton, the photographer of the 2nd prize (SWCP Team Favourite Photo) will win a £100 voucher towards products from his website shop. They will also receive the collection of runner-up prizes.

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 - buy your copy here