Wivenhoe Wildlife Garden Photographer of the Year Award
To promote the wonder of the natural world we will be holding our first annual photography competition for the 2013-2014 year in the wildlife garden. The competition will run until October next year so it can be judged and awards handed out at WWW Autumn Watch 2014. There are a number of categories that you can enter for and there is also a young photographer of the year award so all ages can enter the competition. We are looking into organising a display of all the winning photographs in the town to show off our wonderful local wildlife.
The categories are:
- 4 Seasons - 4 photographs, one for each season, are required for this category.
- Botanical Realms - photographs of the plant life in the garden
- Animal Portraits - photographs of wild animals that visit the garden
- Wild Weather - dramatic photographs showing the extremes of weather we can experience in the garden
- Miniature Worlds - up-close and personal photographs of the plants and animals that you may not spot unless you really focus
- Underwater World - the pond life was really exciting this year. In this category we are looking for photographs to show the goings on under the water
- Animal Behaviour - photographs that capture interesting animal behaviour
- Nature in Black and White - obviously black and white images of the nature in the garden
- People in the Garden - photographs of people working, using the garden to relax or simply having fun looking at nature
There will be some fantastic prizes to be won but none more so rewarding as actually spending time in such a beautiful area experiencing some of the amazing nature Wivenhoe has to offer. The Young Photographer competition will be divided into the following categories:
- 10 years and under
- 11 to 14 years
- 15 to 17 years
Get happy snapping and I look forward to viewing the images you capture of the following year in Wivenhoe Wildlife Garden. Details on how to enter will be posted at a later date.
If you would like some inspiration then visit the Wildlife Photographer of the Year webpage run by the British Natural History Museum: