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‘Photograph of the Season’ 2024 Competition

The ‘Photograph of the Season’ competition returns to celebrate the drawing to a close of the English shooting season and the start of great plans for the upcoming safari season.

Following on from the success of the 2022 competition, we call on all dedicated readers of The Explora blog and our many thousands of followers on social media, to enter your photography for the chance to win a Westley Richards limited edition ‘ASE’ Explora Deluxe Rucksack in walnut suede.

Last autumn Westley Richards launched its inaugural ‘Annual Special Edition’ collection, making available the entire travel bag range in a luxurious Florentine walnut suede. This collection is strictly time limited to 12 months and will not be repeated.

How to Enter


To enter the competition, simply e-mail us a photograph taken by yourself of a great moment in the field, to illustrate the theme 'Photograph of the Season'. To complete your entry, please sign up to the Explora Club.


“Whether on safari in the plains of Africa, in pursuit of quarry in the Americas, traipsing over a wind-swept hill in the UK, tracking through ancient woodland in Europe, or enjoying any other adventurous activities spent in the world's finest outdoor locations, we would love to hear from you."

Stephen Humphries – Creative Director


We require a high quality jpeg (min. 2mb), a brief caption with the location of the photograph and your full name, to be sent to Entrants must also be signed up to the Explora Club.

For more information on the Explora Club and to enjoy the many exclusives, including 10% off your next retail purchase, become a member via Westley Richards Explora Club page.


The Prize


The winner will be selected by our management and photographic teams here at Westley Richards, along with three runners up. The winner will receive a Westley Richards limited edition ‘ASE’ Explora Deluxe Rucksack in walnut suede and the runners up will receive our Bi-Centennial book - In Pursuit of The Best Gun 1812-2012 - signed by Trigger with a personal dedication.

Alongside the winners, selected entries will also feature on The Explora Blog, the Explora Club newsletter and Westley Richards social media channels. Entries will be reviewed anonymously and judged on their originality, narrative and overall quality.


Competition Timings


Deadline for entry of 'Photograph of the Season 2024' is 12th March 2024 with the winner and runners up selected and notified by 22nd March 2024. Only one competition entry is permitted per person. Full terms and conditions are below.



For inspiration, here are some of our favourites taken over the years from current and former members of the Westley Richards team, contributors to The Explora blog and previous winners of the Photograph of the Season competition...



Picture Credits: Silvio Calabi, Simon Clode, Enrique Cordeyro, Thomas Dames, Mark Hall, Brett Prestidge, Tyler Sharp, Stephen Sherbourne, Emma Slater, Ben White.




Terms & Conditions


To enter the competition, you should email a high resolution jpeg photographic image to to illustrate the theme “Photograph of the Season”.

You must include your full name along with a brief caption and location of the photograph. All entrants must be a member of Westley Richards Explora Club. To discover the member benefits and join, head to the Explora Club page. Only one competition entry is permitted per person.

Entrants submitting photographs must ensure that the image they are submitting is their own work, that they own the copyright for it, and that they do not infringe the copyright or other rights of any third party.

It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any image they submit has been taken with the consent of anyone who is identifiable in that image or the consent of their parent/guardian if they are under 18.

Entrants submitting an image will retain copyright and moral rights to their work however, by entering, all entrants:

  1. a) Grant Westley Richards & Co a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual licence to use the image to promote the competition or for similar future competitions.
  2. b) Grant Westley Richards & Co the right to use your name and county/state of residence for the sole purpose of identifying you as the author of your entry and/or as a winner of the competition.

When choosing the winner the judges will be looking for the most creative and original image that evokes the best interpretation of the theme “Photograph of the Season”.

The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. There is no cash or other prize alternative, however there is no time limit on using the prize. You must pay all other costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize.

The Explora Blog is the world’s premier online journal for field sports enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, conservationists and admirers of bespoke gunmaking, fine leather goods and timeless safari clothes. Each month Westley Richards publishes up to 8 blog posts on a range of topics with an avid readership totalling 500,000+ page views per year.

Blog post topics include: Finished custom rifles and bespoke guns leaving the Westley Richards factory; examples of heritage firearms with unique designs and celebrated owners like James Sutherland and Frederick Courtenay Selous; the latest from the company pre-owned guns and rifles collection; interviews with the makers from the gun and leather factory; new season safari wear and country clothing; recent additions to our luxury travel bags and sporting leather goodsrange; time well spent out in the field; latest news in the sporting world; and key international conservation stories.


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