Calling all amateur photographers!

We are pleased to be hosting our first ever, free to enter amateur photography competition! Enter now and help us showcase the amazing species housed at The Deep. 

We are looking for 13 striking images which showcase our residents and their habitats which will go on to form a 2023 calendar which will be for sale in The Deepartment Store.

PLEASE NOTE: the theme of the competition is species within The Deep only.


There are 2 age categories within the competition - 

  • Junior - under 16's
  • Adult - 16 and over

Entrants can submit up to 3 images per category, with all photographs judged on the following criteria:

  • Composition
  • Technical ability
  • Originality
  • Emotive appeal
  • Suitability for inclusion in a Deep calendar/prints

In the spirit of the competition, entrants must not be professional photographers. 

The Judges

Our fantastic line up of judges are:                                               

Les Gibbon - Wildlife Photographer                   

Andy Doyle - Wildlife Artist, Search and Rescue Pilot 

Jackson Sage - Project Manager for Humber Estuary European Marine Site at Humber Nature Partnership 

Kira Mileham - Partnership Director - IUCN Species Survival Commission (International Union for the Conservation of Nature).

How to enter

Simply complete the form below and email it and upto 3 images (max file size 5mb) to

By submitting a form and images, entrants agree to the terms and conditions of the photography competition.

Competition closing date is 23:59 on Wednesday 31 August 2022.


Plan your visit

Opening Times

The Deep is open daily from 10am – 6pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 6pm weekends & school holidays (last entry 5pm)

Car parking is available at a cost of £3.75 for 5 hours and £2 from 6pm to 6am. Charges apply everyday including bank holidays. It can become full during school holidays alternative car parks can be found here.

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Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online
Adult £17.75
Child (3 - 15) £14.00
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE
Student*/Senior £16.75

* Students must provide a valid NUS card or proof of age is required for school/sixth form students

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