CLA Countryside Photo Competition

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has launched a photo competition with a top prize of £1,000 aimed at showcasing the landscapes and people of the great British countryside.

In addition to capturing beautiful and unique rural landscapes, the CLA, which represents more than 30,000 members across England and Wales, particularly wants to celebrate the people who make the rural economy tick. So it is also offering an exclusive award for the best photograph of people working in the countryside.

The competition is part of The Countryside Matters, the CLA’s campaign demonstrating public support for continued investment in our countryside.

Robin Edwards, CLA South East Regional Director said:

“During 2018, we are asking members of the public to capture on camera the rich diversity of rural communities, workplaces, wildlife and the iconic features that make up our wonderful landscapes.

“We have some brilliant prizes on offer throughout the year and the winning entries will be showcased in the CLA’s Land & Business magazine. Whether you are an established photographer or you are handy with a smartphone, if you are passionate about the countryside I urge you to pick up your camera and enter our competition.”

The competition is open to the public. Monthly entries will close at noon on the 12th day of each month (any entries after noon will be entered for the following month). Prizes are offered in association with Tanners Wines, Ed Shepherd Photography and Combermere Abbey.

For full terms and conditions of the CLA’s photo competition please go to:

Entries should be sent by email to or by post to CLA Photo Competition 2018, 16 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PQ.

Please include a note with your full name, address including postcode, age (if you are entering the under 18s competition). If posting, send prints/or USB stick with pictures in JPEG or TIFF format.