Wildlife Photography Competition Launch

Wildlife photography competition Bird_on_camera_c_Chris_Maguire

Over £300 worth of prizes are to be won in photography contest launched by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Amateur photographers across Hertfordshire and Middlesex are asked to submit their best wildlife images for Wild Snaps, a photography competition run by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. The competition launched on World Photography Day, on 19 August and is open until 16 September. After the competition closes, the winner will be chosen by an online public vote.

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 and two runners up will each receive a pair of Wildlife Trust branded binoculars, all thanks to competition sponsors, Opticron.

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.

Alicia Sanctuary, the Trust’s Communications Officer, said: ‘Photography is a fantastic way to connect with nature and we want to encourage more people to get embrace the local wildlife around them. It is brilliant to have a community of people who regularly share photographs of wild places in Hertfordshire and Middlesex. That’s why we are running Wild Snaps for a second year, to give people a chance to show off some of the beautiful wild species and where they can be found across the county.’

Hannah Stitfall, Filmmaker, Photographer, Presenter and Ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts said: ‘There’s nothing better than getting out into nature and embracing wildlife. Getting that snap of an animal you have been waiting to see is one of the best feelings. This competition for The Wildlife Trusts, who I love working with, is just a perfect combination. I’d encourage everyone with a camera, whether it’s a smartphone or a long lens, to go out and snap up photographs of wildlife and take part in this brilliant competition.’

The competition is open to 16 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.

Robin on camera © Chris Maguire