grousecompBASC is launching a photo competition to celebrate the start of the grouse season on the Glorious Twelfth. Submissions will be accepted from August 12 to August 31. To enter, simply tweet your image with the hashtag #twelfie. We are accepting all general photography related to grouse shooting.

Duncan Thomas, BASC northern director, said: “Grouse shooting is one of the UK’s oldest traditions. This competition is a way for people who shoot to share their experiences with a wider audience. Some great photographs may even encourage others to give shooting a try. So this season, get out there and send us some glorious twelfies!”

BASC chairman Peter Glenser said: “Grouse shooting in the UK has an annual value of almost £100 million, and supports the equivalent of over 2,500 full-time jobs.

“On top of that, the work to preserve exceptionally rare heather moorland as a result of grouse shooting helps support numerous species of endangered wading bird. This competition is a chance for us all to celebrate a time of year that is of the utmost importance to the economy and conservation.”

Ian Grindy, a BASC council member, said: “Around 40,000 people take part in grouse shooting annually, and the average shooting day brings forty people together. This competition is a way to expand the social side of grouse shooting even further.”

The prize for the competition is a grouse jacket worth almost £700 from James Purdey & Sons.
The runner up will receive 500 Eley Zenith cartridges available in your choice of 12 or 20 bore.

For the competition rules, click here:

For more information about grouse shooting, click here:

Rules of submission:


  • By submitting your photographs to this competition, you give BASC permission to use your photographs in press releases, articles and campaigns for the advancement of shooting and conservation.


  • When submitting photographs, please use the #twelfie hashtag and tag @BASCnews in the tweet. Submissions that do not fulfil both of these criteria will not be accepted.


  • Submissions will be accepted from August 12 to August 31. Submissions made before or after this time will not be accepted, but may still be used in BASC’s image archive.


  • We will contact entrants to acquire their images after the end of the competition. Please keep possession of the highest quality version of your images, free of watermarks or logos, so that you can provide them to us.

Garry Doolan

Garry Doolan is BASC’s deputy director of communications and public affairs. He has more than 20 years experience of journalism and the media. He joined the organisation in 2016 and is a keen shooter and beater, with his springer spaniel Quincy.

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