‘Keep them wild’ photography competition – win a drive on the wild side with the EWT’s big cat experts


World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on 3 March, and the theme for 2018 is Big cats: predators under threat. To celebrate this, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), champion of conservation in Africa, is launching a photography competition, and asking the public to help us ‘keep them wild’.

The aim is simple – we want to see your photos of beautiful big cats where they belong, in the wild! Send your photo, featuring any of the big cats found in South Africa (Lions, Leopards, or Cheetahs) to
cheetah@ewt.org.za and let us know where it was taken. This could be inside or outside of a protected area, but should not be in a captive facility.

You could win a fabulous game drive with the EWT’s big cat experts, and the chance to learn more about our amazing cats, while seeing them in the wild! Entries close on 3 April 2018, so send those photos in today!

Competition rules:

  • Entries close on 3 April 2018 at midnight, and the winner will be announced on 9 April 2018, via social media and email.
  • The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The prize is for the winning photographer and one guest to join the EWT’s Carnivore Conservation Programme team members on a game drive in one of the reserves where we work with Cheetahs.
  • The prize does not include travel to the game reserve selected.
  • The prize does not include interaction, such as touching or walking with, any animals.
  • Photographs must be of one of the three species of big cats found in South Africa (Lions, Leopards, and Cheetahs). These photographs must be taken in the cats’ natural habitat (inside or outside a protected area). Selfies with cubs or adult cats, or any photographs taken at captive facilities will not qualify.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Entries are open to anyone aged 12 and above.
  • Entries open to people residing within South Africa.