Countryfile Photographic Competition

The Countryfile Photographic competition is now open for entries. The theme of this year’s contest is Animal Magic and we want your pictures of bugs, birds and beasts. The best 12 will then make up the Countryfile Calendar 2015, which we’ll sell in aid of BBC Children in Need.

Last year's calendar raised an amazing £1,452,219!!

For this year’s competition we have two brand new judges - comedian & keen wildlife photographer Bill Bailey and zoologist & natural history presenter Dr Charlotte Uhlenbroek. They’ll be joining John Craven to choose their favourite 12 pictures, before we let you decide which of them is the overall winner.

But first we need your photos!

How to enter the competition

Once you have your ‘Animal Magic’ pictures, write your name, address and a daytime and evening phone number on the back of each photo with a note of where it was taken. You can enter up to three photographs per person.

Send your entries to:

Countryfile Photographic Competition

BBC Bristol

Whiteladies Road

Bristol

BS8 2LR

The competition closes at midnight on Friday 25 July.

Please ensure you read the full terms and conditions before entering.

Terms and conditions

The theme 'Animal Magic' is open to the interpretation of the photographer. But entries must feature either wild or farm animals, preferably in a rural setting. Pictures of pets are not eligible for the competition - nor are zoo animals. Any images of British wildlife in captivity must be declared as such.

The competition will have one overall winner voted for by Countryfile viewers. Not only will their picture take pride of place on the cover of the calendar, they’ll also get to choose photography equipment to the value of £1,000. The person who takes the judges’ favourite photo will also select equipment to the value of £500.

The competition isn’t open to professionals and, because we want something original, entries must not have won other national competitions. Each entrant can send in up to three photos, which must be taken in the UK – but they must be hard copies, not emailed or computer files. Unfortunately, entries can not be returned.