Capture the Essence of Deer with Deer Photographer of the Year 2023

A Celebration of Deer Photography

Deer Photographer of the Year (DPOTY) is a new international photography competition launched in 2023 to celebrate the life of deer. The competition is open to photographers of all ages and nationalities, and aims to showcase compelling and ethical deer photography that informs, educates, and inspires.

Deer in Their Natural Habitat

Deer Behavior

Portraits of Deer

Creative Deer Photography

Young Deer Photography


The prizes for DPOTY 2023 include:

  • Overall Winner: £1000 cash
  • Category Winner: £100 cash
  • Commended Images: A selection of commended images will be chosen by the judges and will be featured on the DPOTY website and social media channels.

How to Enter

  • Register: The first thing to do is to register for the competition. You can register on the DPOTY website.
  • Select Your Photographs: Once you have registered, you can select the photographs you wish to enter. You can enter up to five photographs in each category.
  • Upload Your Images: When the competition is open (1st September 2023 to 30th November 2023), you can log onto the entry portal website and upload your images.
  • Fill in the Background Information: You will need to fill in some background information about each image, such as the location and date of the photograph.
  • Enter Competition!: Click the “Enter Competition!” button to submit your entry.


The photographs will be judged by a panel of experienced wildlife photographers. The judges will be looking for photographs that are:

  • Technically excellent
  • Compositionally strong
  • Captures the essence of deer
  • Demonstrates ethical photography practices

The Importance of Deer Photography

Deer photography is an important tool for conservation and education. It can help to raise awareness of the plight of deer and their habitat. It can also inspire people to connect with nature and to appreciate the beauty of deer.

Get Involved

If you are a photographer who is passionate about deer, we encourage you to enter the Deer Photographer of the Year 2023 competition. You can also get involved by following DPOTY on social media and by sharing your deer photographs with the hashtag #DPOTY2023.

Deadline: 30 November 2023


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