Nature lovers invited to get snapping for annual competition


Teenager Anton Poon took this winning shot last year

Prizes include a high-spec birdbox camera and nature books for schools

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust has opened its annual nature photography competition for 2024.

Nature lovers of all ages are being invited to send their best shots of animals, plants, people and scenery at the Trust’s nature reserves and in the community.   This year the vote is also being thrown open to the public, with a new ‘People’s Choice Award’. 

There’s also an extra category for mobile phone photography.

Prizes include a high-spec birdbox camera, an exclusive wildlife photography masterclass with GG Wildlife Experiences and all winners will have the chance to see their photos featured in the Trust’s 2025 wildlife calendar. There are also bundles of nature books for younger entrants to win for their schools.

Last year nearly 150 people submitted almost 500 photographs for judging.

Rachel Levis, BBOWT’s Head of Events, said: “We’re thrilled to launch our photography competition again this year, as it’s always such a treat to see so many amazing photos of wonderful wildlife taken on our patch.

“This year we have introduced a new People’s Choice Award, which is a great way of getting our supporters involved with the very tricky judging decisions. We hope everyone will vote for their favourite photo – and we can’t wait to see whether our expert judges agree!

“The mobile phone has opened up nature photography to almost everyone, so we’re pleased to include a new category for that this year. Anyone from a six-year-old with a phone to a professional photographer with all the kit can enter – so why not send us your best shot?”

Details of the categories can be found here.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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