Countryfile Calendar competition 2019: the theme, the finalists and how to buy

Updated: 28 August

The 2019 Countryfile Calendar Photography Competition has now closed for entries, the finalists have been named and the winner will be announced on the TV show in autumn when the calendar will go on sale.

28th August 2018
Countryfile Calendar judges

The BBC Countryfile Calendar 2019 competition has now closed for entries and the 12 best photos have been chosen to feature in the calendar, sold in aid of BBC Children in Need.

What is the Countryfile calendar theme for 2019?

This year’s theme is ‘Seasons in the Sun’. The competition judges were looking for photographs that show off the British countryside in all its natural glory throughout all the seasons.

The best 12 have now been chosen to make up the Countryfile Calendar for 2019, which will be sold in aid of the BBC Children in Need appeal.

Countryfile calendar judges
Countryfile Calendar 2019 judges Simon King, Cerys Matthews and John Craven/Credit: BBC Images

John Craven chaired the judging panel and was joined by Simon King the wildlife cameraman and Cerys Matthews the musician and broadcaster. Together they chose their favourite 12 photographs before opening the votes to the public to help choose the overall winner, which will be revealed on the TV show in autumn. 

Meet the finalists

Sunlit Stag by Steve Adams
Sunlit Stag by Steve Adams
Sunlit Stag by Steve Adams ©Steve Adams
Waxwing Lyrical by David Higgins
Waxwing Lyrical by David Higgins
Waxwing Lyrical by David Higgins ©David Higgins
Swan Lake by Mark Buchan Jones
Swan Lake by Mark Buchan Jones
Swan Lake by Mark Buchan Jones ©Mark Buchan Jones
Easter Bunnies by Lyndon Hill
Easter Bunnies by Lyndon Hill
Easter Bunnies by Lyndon Hill ©Lyndon Hill
Pole Position by David White
Pole Position by David White
Pole Position by David White ©David White
Reflected Glory by Ian Wright
Reflected Glory by Ian Wright
Reflected Glory by Ian Wright ©Ian Wright
Little Wings by Barry Jones
Little Wings by Barry Jones
Little Wings by Barry Jones ©Barry Jones
Fields of Gold by Sean Stones
Fields of Gold by Sean Stones
Fields of Gold by Sean Stones ©Sean Stones
Posing Puffin by Philip Male
Posing Puffin by Philip Male
Posing Puffin by Philip Male ©Philip Male
Autumn Flame by Simon Garratt
Autumn Flame by Simon Garratt
Autumn Flame by Simon Garratt ©Simon Garratt
Big Dipper by Peter Skillen
Big Dipper by Peter Skillen
Big Dipper by Peter Skillen ©Peter Skillen
Silver Shadows by Dawn Cotterell
Silver Shadows by Dawn Cotterell
Silver Shadows by Dawn Cottrell ©Dawn Cotterell

How to vote

For information on how to vote for your favourite finalist, click here.

Last year's winner

The winning image in the Countryfile Calendar 2018 was taken by Jarek Kurek
The winning image in the Countryfile Calendar 2018 was taken by Jarek Kurek

You can see the 12 finalists for the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2018 competition here

The Countryfile Calendar for 2017 raised more than £2 million for the charity. View the 12 finalists and winner of last years' competition here.

The competition has now closed

The closing date for entries is 23:59 on Friday 20th July 2018. The person who takes the winning photo will receive a gift card to the value of £1,000, to be spent on photographic equipment of their choice, at a number of outlets. The person who takes the photo the judges like best will receive a gift card to the value of £500 which can also be spent on photographic equipment at a number of outlets. 

The full terms and conditions are on the Countryfile website - where there are also details of the BBC’s code of conduct for competitions. See: www.bbc.co.uk/countryfile 

How to buy the 2019 Countryfile Calendar 

The overall winner of the 2019 Countryfile Calendar competition will be announced on the TV show in autumn. Watch this space for more announcements. 

All images credit: BBC images

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