Countryfile Calendar competition 2022: winner and finalists

Meet the winners of the Countryfile Calendar photographic competition for 2022! Here is our guide to this year's competition, including how to order your copy.

The setting sun on the horizon of the ocean casts a perfect line of gold through the hole in the rock at Durdle Door in Dorset

Entries and public are now closed for the 2022 Countryfile Calendar photographic competition and the finalists and winner have been announced. Here you can view the winner and finalists.

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Who won the Countryfile Calendar competition 2022?

The winner of the Countryfile Calendar for 2022 was Andrew Gittos with his photo ‘Golden eye’. The winning photo was voted for by viewers and takes pride of place on the front cover of the Countryfile Calendar for 2022, sold in aid of the BBC Children in Need.

The setting sun on the horizon of the ocean casts a perfect line of gold through the hole in the rock at Durdle Door in Dorset
Golden Eye by Andrew Gittos won the public vote and the judges’ favourite category for the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.

What was the theme for the Countryfile Calendar competition 2022?

The theme for the 2022 calendar is ‘Miracles of Nature’ and each month features one of the 12 finalists from the Countryfile Photographic Competition.

Deer with bird

What is the official charity for the Countryfile Calendar?

The best 12 entries made up the Countryfile Calendar for 2022, which is now on sale in aid of the BBC Children in Need appeal. 2021 marks the 41st anniversary of BBC Children in Need.

Last year the calendars sold raised more than £3.1 million for BBC Children in Need and a minimum of £4.75 from the sale of each calendar will be donated to the appeal.

How do I buy the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022?

The BBC Countryfile calendar for 2022 is now available. The price per calendar is £9.99, UK postage included. Postage outside the UK will cost £7.50 per calendar.

The closing date for calendar orders is 31st of January 2022, so please place your order now to ensure you receive your copy!

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View the full details and order your BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022


How is the winner chosen?

John Craven chaired the judging panel and was once again joined by wildlife cameraman Simon King  and musician and broadcaster Cerys Matthews. Together they chose their favourite 12 photographs, which were then put to the public vote to find an overall winner.

Countryfile judges
Countryfile Calendar 2022 judges Simon King, Cerys Matthews and John Craven/Credit: BBC Images

View the 12 BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022 finalists

The Watch Tower by Helen Mathias

A lone tawny owl sits atop a fence post in the middle of winter
The Watch Tower by Helen Mathias was chosen as January’s picture for the BBC Countryfile Calendar.

Tiptoe Through the Snowdrops by Peter Bartholomew

A squirrel tiptoes through snowdrops with one leg raised as though creeping
Tiptoe Through the Snowdrops by Peter Bartholomew was chosen for February in the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.

Wave Power by Brian Nunn

Waves curl over dramatically on the sea with windmills in the background
Wave Power by Brian Nunn was the March choice for the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.

Bunny Flop by Gaston Galvan

A picture of a rabbit cleaning itself with one ear flopped over looking directly at the camera
Bunny Flop by Gaston Galvan was the March choice for the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.


Badger in the Bluebells by Rachael Bigsby

A badger walks through a woodland floor filled with purple bluebells in the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022
Badger in the Bluebells by Rachael Bigsby was the May choice for the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.

One Good Tern by Tony Davidson

A tern executes a perfect backflip midair sending sprays of water flying in synchronisation
One Good Tern by Tony Davidson was the June choice for the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.

Golden Eye by Andrew Gittos

The setting sun on the horizon of the ocean casts a perfect line of gold through the hole in the rock at Durdle Door in Dorset
Golden Eye by Andrew Gittos won the public vote and the judges’ favourite category for the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.

Otterley Content by Louise Hawkins

A sea otter reclines while looking at the camera on the mossy rocks
Otterley Content by Louise Hawkins was chosen as the August picture in the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.

Double Trouble by Jenny Hibbert

Two foxes sit one in front of the other wiith heads on either side looking like a two-headed mythical beast
Double Trouble by Jenny Hibbert was chosen as the September photo in the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.

Oh Dear! by Francisco Terreros

A stag stands under trees at night with foliage tangled in his horns which appears like a crown of leaves
Oh Dear! by Francisco Terreros was chosen as the October image in the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.
Magnificent Red Deer Stag at dawn

Pecking Order by Andrew Jones

A row of fence posts sticks up along a spit heading out into a fjord with mountains in the background and a seagull perched on each one
Pecking Order by Andrew Jones was chosen as the November picture in the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.

A Winters Dream by Mike Johnston

A snow landscape
A Winters Dream by Mike Johnston was chosen as the December image in the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2022.