The British Herpetological Society

The BHS Photographic Competition is a national event that is open to all current BHS and YH members. The competition is held every year at the BHS AGM which is usually held on the last Saturday in March. Entries are judged by all attendees on the day at the AGM. Winners will be contacted by email. For details on how to collect your prize contact .

The BHS would like to thank Peregrine Livefoods LTD for their very generous sponsorship of the Photographic Competition with prizes totalling £250.00 per year.

Photographic Competition 2020

The deadline for postal entries is 20th April 2020, or hand them to the Photographic Competition Co-ordinator Kim Le Breuilly at the BHS AGM on the 25th April if you are attending.

For further details see the competition flyer (pdfclick here to view PDF Flyer): 

BHS photographic competition 2020 

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Competition Rules

  • Entrants must hold current BHS or YH Membership and write their membership number on the back of each photograph submitted.
  • Members can enter up to 3 photographs, maximum size A4.
  • Entrants must submit physical photographs either by post, at least 7 days before the AGM or hand them to the Photographic Competition Co-ordinator Kim Le Breuilly at the AGM venue on the day.
  • Electronic submission of any file type will be rejected.
  • Submitted photographs will be judged by all attendees present at the BHS AGM on the day.
  • Prizes are awarded according to the number of votes cast for each photograph.
  • Prizes must be claimed within 12 months via Kim Le Breuilly at 

Competition Winners

View the embedded image gallery online at:

We hold a number of meetings and events throughout the year. Below is a summary of the meetings and events we organise annually.

For dates and information about this year's events please see the Upcoming Events page.

BHS Annual General Meeting (AGM)

All BHS members are welcome to join us at the AGM which takes place in the spring. As well as the normal Society business we have great speakers giving interesting talks and it's also an excellent opportunity to meet fellow BHS members!

The Annual BHS/ARC Joint Scientific Meeting

Every year in early December, the BHS Research Committee and Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) run a one-day conference called the Joint Scientific Meeting. Its subject is the "Biology and ecology of amphibians and reptiles". The meeting is held on a weekend at the fascinating Victorian premises of the Bournemouth Natural Science Society.

Registration is open to all, and the fee is much reduced for BHS members. The event is always excellent value for money, with a full day of quality speakers, buffet lunch, and refreshments. Generous breaks give plenty of time to catch up with old friends, and make new ones. The venue is close to Bournemouth's cliffs, and with the south coast temperate climate, makes for a pleasant stroll. Sometimes delegates even manage to spot a few introduced wall lizards during the lunch break!

Look out for flyers from September onwards, here on the BHS website, or on the ARC website.

The Annual BHS/Thames and Chiltern Group Autumn meeting in Amersham

This popular joint annual meeting from the BHS and Thames & Chiltern Herpetological Group usually takes place around October each year.