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Belfast Zoo’s Annual Photographic Competition Deadline!

Did you manage to snap a ZOOPER photograph during your recent visit to Belfast Zoo? You can be in with the chance of winning cash prizes or professional canvas prints of your photos, but you better be quick as entries must be in before 4pm on Friday 20 September.

Belfast Zoo’s 36th annual photographic competition (sponsored by Jessops and Phil Smyth Photography) launched on 22 April 2019 and invites amateur and club photographers to creatively capture the sights and scenery of Belfast Zoo and the animals that live there.

There are six categories to choose from including:

Category A – Best picture taken by a club photographer
Category B – Best picture taken by a zoo visitor
Category C – Best black and white picture
Category D – Best funny caption
Category E – Best picture taken by someone under 16
Category F – Best picture of zoo gardens or landscapes

Zoo manager, Alyn Cairns, said: “Despite the fact that the competition has been running for more than 30 years, we are always stunned by the high standard of entries, as well as the creativity and skills demonstrated. Our online form entry system makes it much easier to enter and we have already received more than 300 entries this year. We can’t wait to share the winning snaps!”

For further information, terms and conditions and you can enter the competition online at For any queries, please contact the zoo team on 028 9077 6277 extension 229 or email

Photo Caption: 2018 - Highly Commended - Best Picture Taken by a Club Photographer - Geraldine Ennis

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Last Updated: Thursday, 12th September 2019 12:14