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Photography competition

To celebrate our fungal world, we invite you to capture your favourite fungus on camera!

Fungi play vitally important roles in the natural environment and in our lives. This year, our theme for UK Fungus Day is the many faces of fungi, encapsulating the myriad of ways that fungi contribute to our world.  Fungi are with us throughout history in folklore and mythology, playing important roles in ecosystems, and in modern use to benefit society. So we encourage anyone to submit their best fungus photo to capture the many faces of fungi, with prizes for the winner and runners up in each age category!

There are three age categories for entries: up to 11  / 12 to 17  / 18 and above

Photos can be taken on any device, and must be sent digitally using the online entry form below. 

Key dates and deadlines:

  • Open for entries from: 1 September 2023

  • Closing date for entries: 9 October 2023, 17:00 BST

  • Winners and runners-up announced: 3 November 2023


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Open for entries from 1 September - 9 October

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Thanks for entering the competition!

The UK Fungus Day 2023 photo competition is now closed and we aren't able to accept any late entries. Thank you to everyone who took part!

2022 photography competition
winners and runners up

Rules of entry

  • The 2023 UK Fungus Day Photography Competition is free to enter.

  • Only entries submitted from 1st September until 9th October 2023 17:00 BST will be accepted.

  • All members of the public are welcome to enter.

  • There are three age categories for entry: up to 11 years of age; 12-17 years of age; 18 years of age and over.

Entries will be judged according to the rules and the requirements below:

  1. Entries must be digital photographs

  2. Images must have been taken by the named entrant

  3. Maximum of three entries per entrant

  4. Entries must be submitted via the online competition entry form. The following details must be supplied:

  • Entrant's name and an email address*

  • The age category of the entrant

  • A title linked to the UK Fungus Day theme of The Many Faces of Fungi

  • A summary of where the fungus was found (e.g. woods, beach, grassland, city street) and when the photo was taken


*For entrants under 18, an adult may prefer to submit the entry. In this case, please include a note in the Summary section to explain any differences between name/email address and the entrant's details.


The competition will be judged after the closing date of 9th October 2023. There will be one Winner and two Runners-Up in each age category.  Winners and Runners-Up will be contacted by email and announced on this website and on our social media channels.  The decision of the judges is final.

Use of images

Photos submitted by Winners and Runners-up will be displayed on the UK Fungus Day and British Mycological Society websites, included in British Mycological Society newsletters and social media channels, and may be used for future promotion of the competition. Other entries of merit may be posted on the UK Fungus Day Facebook page.


By entering this competition, you are agreeing to the use of your image by the British Mycological Society as described above.

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