To mark World Photography Day on 19 August, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are launching a new photography competition to showcase the best wildlife of Hertfordshire and Middlesex. The competition invites hobby photographers across Hertfordshire and Middlesex to submit their best wildlife images. Entries are open until 13 September, after which the winner will be chosen by a public vote.
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust wants your 'Wild Snaps'
The winning image will be featured in Wildlife Matters, the Trust’s membership magazine. The winner will also receive a £300 voucher for wildlife watching equipment, kindly sponsored by Opticron. Two runners up will each receiving a £100 Opticron voucher.
The competition entries will be shortlisted and the winner will be chosen by public vote. Everyone who votes will be eligible to enter a prize draw to win an exclusive one-on-one Smartphone Safari, a smartphone photography masterclass, kindly sponsored by Jet Black Squares.
Photography is a great way to get in touch with nature and we want to encourage more people to get outside, discover wildlife and get snapping.Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Frieda Rummenhohl, the Trust’s Communications Officer, said: “Photography is a great way to get in touch with nature and we want to encourage more people to get outside, discover wildlife and get snapping. We love to see the photos that our supporters have taken so we designed this competition to help showcase some of the fantastic wild places that can be found across Hertfordshire and Middlesex.”
Russell Savory is wildlife filmmaker and endorses the contest: “As a professional wildlife photographer and filmmaker, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and the work they do are very close to my heart and I would like to encourage every budding photographer to quite literally take a shot and take part in this fantastic competition.”
The competition is open from 19 August to 13 September and the winner will be announced in October.
For a full list of competition rules and to enter your images, visit hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/wildsnaps.