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Galapagos photography competition

Swallow-tailed gull in flight
© Carlos Cuenca Solana

Welcome to our 2024 Galapagos Photography Competition!

This year’s winner will have their image included in GCT’s 2025 calendar and will receive a year’s free membership of Galapagos Conservation Trust.

The 2024 photography competition is kindly sponsored by Mundy Adventures.  

Our judges

Hannah Stitfall

Hannah Stitfall

Diego Bermeo

Diego Bermeo

Patrick Campbell

Patrick Campbell

Edwina Lonsdale

Edwina Lonsdale


We have six categories for you to enter. They are:

Monty Halls

It's almost impossible to take a bad photograph in Galapagos - the stark beauty of the Islands, the deep blue of the water, and of course the unique wildlife, make it a photographer's dream.

Monty Halls, GCT President

How to enter

Below we have outlined some of the rules and guidelines for our Galapagos Photography Competition, along with the full Terms and Conditions.

Ready to enter?

Please read, accept and comply with the Terms and Conditions of Entry listed above, make a donation to support the work of GCT, and upload your photos using our form.

Judging and Prizes

A selection of the best images from each category will be shortlisted by GCT staff and then passed onto our panel of expert judges.

The judges will consider the originality, composition, clarity, technical excellence, overall impact and artistic merit of each of the shortlisted images. They will then select an overall winning and runner-up image of the competition, as well as a winner and runner-up in each of the categories. 

Following an announcement of the winners, there will be a Public Choice vote. This will include all of the winners and runners-up as well as some of the shortlisted images. The public will then get the opportunity to vote for their favourite. 


The overall winner of the competition will receive:  

  • A year’s free membership of GCT 
  • A copy of GCT’s 2025 calendar 
  • Their winning image included in the 2025 calendar (if landscape format)   
  • Their winning image featured online and in the competition display at Galapagos Day  

The winner of each category will receive a copy of GCT’s 2025 calendar. 

If you don’t win, don’t worry! Your image may still make it into our 2025 calendar! 

* Only available for UK shipping  

Announcing the winners 

Winners will be announced at the earliest date possible after the competition closes. Please bear in mind that our judges travel a lot for work and may be in the field for extended periods of time. We therefore ask your patience on this announcement. The winning and runner-up images for each category will appear on the website and the photographers will be notified by email. 

Past competition galleries

We’ve had some stunning images sent in since we first launched our Galapagos Photography Competition in 2001. Take a look at some of our winners over the last few years...

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