Countryfile Calendar 2019: competition winner, finalists and how to buy

The winning photo from the Countryfile Calendar competition 2019 features on the front cover. Sold in aid of the BBC Children in Need, see all the winning photos and find out how to buy your Countryfile Calendar in our handy guide


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. The winner of the competition has now been revealed.


Meet the winner of the Countryfile Calendar 2019 competition

MAY20-POLE-POSITION-David White-Winner

The winner of this year’s Countryfile photographic competition is ‘Pole Position’, taken by David White. The winning photo takes pride of place on the front cover of the Countryfile calendar for 2019, sold in aid of the BBC Children in Need. The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Seasons in the Sun’ and there were more than 40,000 entries.

Where can I buy the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2019?


You can buy your calendar online by visiting:


To order by phone, call the order line on 0330 333 4564. (Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply)


To order by post send your name, address and cheque to:

BBC Countryfile Calendar,
PO Box 25,
Melton Mowbray,
LE13 1ZG.

Please make cheques payable to BBC Countryfile Calendar.

What was 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 is sold in aid of the BBC Children in Need appeal.

judges Simon King, Cerys Matthews and John Craven
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.


Countryfile Calendar 2019 competition finalists’ pictures:

Sunlit Stag by Steve Adams
JAN20-Sunlit Stag by Steve Adams ©Steve Adams
Sunlit Stag by Steve Adams ©Steve Adams
Waxwing Lyrical by David Higgins
FEB20-Waxwing Lyrical by David Higgins ©David Higgins
Waxwing Lyrical by David Higgins ©David Higgins
Swan Lake by Mark Buchan Jones
MARCH20-Swan Lake by Mark Buchan Jones ©Mark Buchan Jones
Swan Lake by Mark Buchan Jones ©Mark Buchan Jones
Easter Bunnies by Lyndon Hill
APRIL20-Easter Bunnies by Lyndon Hill ©Lyndon Hill
Easter Bunnies by Lyndon Hill ©Lyndon Hill
Reflected Glory by Ian Wright
JUNE20-Reflected Glory by Ian Wright ©Ian Wright
Reflected Glory by Ian Wright ©Ian Wright
Little Wings by Barry Jones
JULY20-Little Wings by Barry Jones ©Barry Jones
Little Wings by Barry Jones ©Barry Jones
Fields of Gold by Sean Stones
AUG20-Fields of Gold by Sean Stones ©Sean Stones
Fields of Gold by Sean Stones ©Sean Stones
Posing Puffin by Philip Male
SEPT20-Posing Puffin by Philip Male ©Philip Male
Posing Puffin by Philip Male ©Philip Male
Autumn Flame by Simon Garratt
OCT20-Autumn Flame by Simon Garratt ©Simon Garratt
Autumn Flame by Simon Garratt ©Simon Garratt
Big Dipper by Peter Skillen
NOV20-Big Dipper by Peter Skillen ©Peter Skillen
Big Dipper by Peter Skillen ©Peter Skillen
Silver Shadows by Dawn Cotterell
DEC20-Silver Shadows by Dawn Cottrell ©Dawn Cotterell
Silver Shadows by Dawn Cottrell ©Dawn Cotterell

Last year’s winner

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.


All images credit: BBC images