Global animal welfare charity Brooke has enlisted  ‘Dragons’ Den’ star Deborah Meaden, equestrian Gemma Tattersall and photographer Matthew Seed to judge a brand new photography competition for 2019.

The Brooke Photo Competition, launched on 1 May, challenges the public to get out and take their finest snap of a horse, donkey or mule and submit it to Brooke for a chance to win amazing prizes.

The competition is divided into two categories – photos taken with a smartphone or tablet and photos taken with a camera. The winner of the phone or tablet category will receive a three-session photography course for beginners at Photography Course London and two tickets to attend any WEX event across the UK. The winner of the camera category will receive a one to one masterclass with acclaimed equine photographer (and competition judge) Matthew Seed, along with a two-week loan of a renowned Hasselblad Professional Camera.

Entrants must submit their chosen image to Brooke’s website before 2 September and donate £10 to help make a difference to the lives of hardworking horses, donkeys and mules and the people who depend on them.

Brooke launches photography competition with star judges
Matthew – The Horse Photographer

Matthew said:

“I was delighted to be approached by Brooke to judge their equine photography competition. I have long supported the work of equine charities and Brooke does invaluable work to help raise awareness and ease the suffering of working equines around the world.”

Fellow judges Deborah Meaden and Gemma Tattersall are also looking forward to choosing a winner. Deborah said:

“Brooke is a charity that is very close to my heart, so I was honoured to be approached to judge this photography competition. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Brooke’s work in India and was shocked by the conditions that horses were working in. By taking part in this competition, you’ll be helping Brooke make lasting improvements to the lives of working animals in places like India, and beyond.”

Brooke launches photography competition with star judges
Gemma Tattersall

Gemma Tattersall added:

“As a long-time supporter of Brooke, I was excited to be approached to judge this photography competition. Whether you have a horse of your own or like to admire them from afar, this competition is a great opportunity to show off your photography skills and raise awareness of Brooke’s work helping working horses, donkeys and mules around the world.”

Supporters are able to enter more than one photo, but each must be registered separately. To enter, visit

Terms and conditions can be found here.