Photo competition - Nature's Recovery

Bluebell Cawston Woods Peter Barrack

Peter Barrack

Photo competition!

Enter your photos on the theme of Nature's Recovery

Calling all our brilliant photographers! We're looking for photos on the theme of "Nature's Recovery".

There are two categories to enter: 

  1. Nature in crisis
  2. Nature returning 

The winner in each category will receive a birdfeeder and your choice of a beautiful bird mug. Please email your entries by Saturday 24th October 2020 and let us know which category your entry is for. You can enter up to 5 photos. If your image is too large a file size to email please use WeTransfer. By entering you agree to our use of your images in future communications materials with a credit. Please read the terms and conditions below. We look forward to seeing all your photos! 

What are we looking for?

Sharp, bright, clean images that tell a story and grab attention!

Your photo may include wildlife or people, a landscape or a close-up, an urban view or farmland. The way you interpret the theme is up to you, but you can consider what is affecting nature at the moment from the climate crisis to the rise in popularity of forest school activities for children.  

Here’s some ideas to inspire you:

  • A damaged landscape 
  • An urban view 
  • Wildlife affected by litter or pollution
  • People observing a natural disaster or the problems it has caused
  • Newborn life
  • Observing nature close-up 
  • Wild or calm weather
  • Wildlife in motion
  • Wildlife thriving in an unlikely place

Remember to include your full name and the category with your entry! Photographs must be a minimum 1MB – maximum 10MB file.

Winners will be announced here by Thursday 5th November. 

Enter your photos!

FAQs

What do I win?

There will be one winner in each of the two categories. Each winner will receive a metal bird seed feeder and their choice of bird mug. The mugs to choose from are in our online shop

The two winners will be contacted by email and asked for a postal address. Prizes will be posted out after the winners are announced on Thursday 5th November.  If the winner prefers, they can collect their prizes from Brandon Marsh visitor centre. 

Who is judging the photo competition?

The entries will be judged by staff members at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. 

Judges will assess entries and collectively agree on the competition winners. Digital adjustments are acceptable; and cropping is allowed.

The decision of the organisers is final and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the competition’s judging and organisation. 

How do I enter?

You can send your images to us (a maximum of five per photographer) by email. Email your full name, entry category and your images, to louise.barrack@wkwt.org.uk

If the image file size is too large to email please use WeTransfer to submit your entry.  Photographs must be a minimum 1MB – maximum 10MB file.

Closing date: Saturday 24th October 2020. 

How will my photos be used?

By entering the competition, you grant Warwickshire Wildlife Trust a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the images for any purpose to further its aims and objectives. More specifically to use:

  • On the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust website, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust social media channels and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust email communications.
  • In Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's magazine (Wild Warwickshire) 
  • In the press for the purposes of publicising this photography competition and the Nature Recovery project

The organisers will make every reasonable effort to ensure that name credits are given to any photograph published in any medium.

How will my personal data be used?

We will keep your personal details to enable us to use your images (see 'How will my photos be used' above). We value your support and do not pass on information about you to any group or individual outside the Wildlife Trusts.

Photo competition terms and conditions 2020

  1. Please make sure you have permission for any individuals that feature in your photos.
  2. An image will be rejected if it appears to have been taken in such a way that wildlife law or animal welfare requirements may have been breached or it has been otherwise taken in an irresponsible way.
  3. If you are under the age of 18 you must have permission to enter from your parent or guardian. By submitting an entry for the competition, your parent/carer/guardian is deemed to have given such consent and to agree to the use of the entry as described in these terms and conditions.
  4. By entering your images into the competition you agree that Warwickshire Wildlife Trust can use them in communications and promotional materials including online and digital materials and printed materials. (see FAQ on usage on this web page)
  5. All photographers will be credited. Please include the name you wish to be credited with your images.
  6. Closing date for entries is Saturday 24th October 2020. 
  7. By entering the competition, you agree to the provisions of these terms and conditions and to comply fully with them.
  8. The information given in these Terms & Conditions is correct, but Warwickshire Wildlife Trust reserves the right to change any of it without prior notice. By entering the competition, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these Terms & Conditions. Any breach of these Terms by an entrant will void their entry. If a breach has occurred but is discovered after the award of a prize, then the organisers may require the return of that prize.