A WILDLIFE charity has launched its annual photography competition in celebration of Cumbria’s wildlife and wild places.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust has called on the county’s budding photographers to send in their snaps of Cumbria’s wildlife for its 2023 calendar.

The 12 winning photographs will feature in Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s 2023 Calendar, and the overall winner will also feature on the calendar’s front cover.

The top three prize winners will also receive prizes from Wilkinson Cameras, including vouchers, with a value of £25 to £100, as well a ProMaster photography bundle worth £80 each, including an Impulse handy case, Hitchhiker mini tripod, Hurricane blower and cleaning cloth.

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Andrea Simpson, publications officer at Cumbria Wildlife Trust said: “We’d love to see the wildlife and wild places you encounter – whether your outside space is a window box or a few acres, or your rambles lead you through woodland, open countryside or along the coast.

“So keep your camera close and get ready to capture your connections with nature! We're keen to see entries from across the year, to reflect all the seasons, so don't forget to look back and submit any past favourites too.

“Whether it’s interesting animal behaviour, stand-out flora, unusual insects or familiar friends – capturing these encounters on camera is a wonderfully satisfying way to preserve your connection with nature. And don’t forget, all competition entrants have the chance to win a fantastic prize courtesy of Wilkinson Cameras!”

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The closing date for entries is midnight on Monday, August 29, 2022.


For more details, including full Ts & Cs, go to www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/get-involved/photo-comp