Incredible prizes to be won
Our brand-new photography competition aims to celebrate all that is so special about shooting and the British countryside. We’re on the hunt for images that tell shooting’s story and point to a much bigger picture – the camaraderie, the food, the wildlife, the people, the places…
A select panel of judges will determine the category winners based on originality, creativity, the message being conveyed, and technical quality. And the overall winning image will be chosen by you…
So many ingredients combine to make our country pursuits what they are. We hope that the BASC Top Shots Photography Competition, through its four categories, will showcase a few of these ingredients in all their glory.
Closing date for entries is 1 February 2020
We all know how shooting and associated activities go hand-in-hand with wildlife conservation. We’re looking for photos that demonstrate these benefits, whether that’s a close encounter with a particular species or an insight into a management practice that helps them – from coppicing and predator control to muirburn and planting hedgerows.
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WIN a pair of Swarovski CL Companion 8×30 binoculars
The new CL Companion 8×30 has a 132m (144yd) field of view to give you the perfect overview. Its impressive optics with 8x magnification ensure your viewing is smooth and jitter-free. The ergonomic design of these compact, lightweight (490 g/17.2 oz) binoculars makes them an excellent companion providing you with unique experiences when you’re on the move.
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Our four-legged friends are a constant source of joy, entertainment and interest. This category is not restricted to gundogs in action; images of terriers, lurchers and hounds are all welcome – both in the field and in training.
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WIN 25 bags of Skinner’s Field and Trial dog food
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Skinner’s popular Field & Trial range has been tried, tested and trusted by generations of sportsmen, gamekeepers and gundog trainers. Their range of 19 diets has been specifically formulated to support active and working dogs of every age, breed and energy level, to sustain their energetic output and help prepare and support the development of muscles and cardiovascular systems for explosions of energy use and post-exercise replenishment.
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In the field
From deer stalking to bush beating, and wildfowling to decoying pigeons, this is your chance to submit your ‘out there and doing it’ photos. Have you an image that captures excitement or anticipation, the beauty of our natural environment, friendship, the next generation…? We want to see them!
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WIN a Schöffel Country Ptarmigan Tweed Range bundle
A choice of:
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- Ladies Moleskin Breeks in Forest
- Ladies Tweed Cap in Sussex Tweed.
- Ptarmigan Tweed Coat in Buckingham Tweed
- Ptarmigan Tweed Plus Twos in Buckingham Tweed
- Countryman Tweed Cap in Buckingham Tweed
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Designed in collaboration with renowned Scottish tweed manufacturers Lovat Mill, in a process that spanned 18 months, Schöffel Country’s new season tweeds, the Buckingham and Sussex, were created to reflect the natural hues of the Great British countryside.
The roots of the gentlemen’s Buckingham Tweed lie in traditional estate tweeds found across Britain and features bold blue tones that reflect slate, water and stone whilst red hues mirror the bracken, earth and majesty of the sport of shooting.
The base of the ladies’ Sussex Tweed was created with a total of twelve colour yarns to give a rich, warm and luxurious look and feel, topped off with colours of lilac and heather to add a touch of femininity and still be in-keeping with the natural aesthetic.
Both tweeds translate through Schöffel Country’s shooting, country lifestyle and accessory collections.
Field to fork
A celebration of game and wild, ethically-sourced, sustainable and delicious food. From a family afternoon plucking and dressing the previous day’s harvest, to an arty recipe shot of the very end result, the field to fork category aims to attract a range of engaging and palate-punching images.
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