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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. 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, with prizes for the winner and runners up in each age category!

This competition is for adults only, 18 years of age and over. (Anyone younger than this should take a look at our Fungi Connect pages to find ways to engage with the Kingdom Fungi!).

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: 23 April 2024

  • Closing date for entries: 7 October 2024, 17:00 BST

  • Winners and runners-up announced: 1 November 2024


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Open for entries until 7 October 2024

Upload your photo here

Thanks for entering the competition!

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Rules of entry

  • The 2024 UK Fungus Day Photography Competition is free to enter.

  • Only entries submitted by 7th October 2024 17:00 BST will be accepted.

  • All members of the public are welcome to enter.

  • This competition is for adults only, 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

  • A title of the photo

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


The competition will be judged after the closing date of 7th October 2024. There will be one Winner and two Runners-Up.  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. 

Entrants will be asked if they give permission for their image to be stored in the ‘BMS Photograph Library’ for use by the British Mycological Society and its affiliated fungus groups in perpetuity; photos will be credited with the photographer’s name and will not be edited. Entrants are not required to give their permission for this and can still participate in the competition regardless.


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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