South West London Nature Photography Competition is a digital photography competition to highlight nature conservation. This year shots need to be of nature in Richmond Borough and winners will be selected from two categories:
1) Shots of species in Richmond Borough… but NO DEER!. Shots of deer are excluded from this category as are they certainly not at risk. We would particularly love to see shots of any of the ‘at risk’ species below:
- Song thrushes
- Stag beetles
- Water voles
- House sparrows
- White-letter hair streak butterflies (found in Elm trees)
- Pollinators e.g. bees
2) Shots of habitats vital to ‘at risk’ species in Richmond Borough including:
Entry is free, maximum 5 entries per person, and entrants must be over 18 or have parental authorisation:
- Competition is open for entries until midnight 30th September 2018
- Photos need to be stills only and can be submitted:
- Online at longdayofnature.org.uk/photo-competition – fill in the application form and attach a high resolution image max
- Via Instagram by tagging and following @swlen.org.uk and using the hashtag #SWLENnature. Finalists will be contacted by private message and asked to submit the original image
- Via Twitter by tagging and following @richenvironment and using the hashtag #SWLENnature. Finalists will be contacted by private message and asked to submit the original image
- Judges will consider composition, originality, technical standard and the impact/empathy the shot creates. We are looking for shots that encapsulate the wildlife and biodiversity of Richmond Borough for this year, following years we’ll expand to South West London. The judge’s decision is final
- While we are hoping the competition gets people out enjoying the summer, we will be looking for the best shot across all seasons.
- The participant must be and will remain the sole copyright owner of the picture but will grant SWLEN and its subsidiaries the right to use the image in the ways listed below:
- In and/or on the cover of the Richmond Biodiversity Action Plan
- In an exhibition to support its launch
- On postcards produced to promote local species conservation
- On the SWLEN website and social media during and after the competition closes
- SWLEN may ask permission from the entrant to use their image in other ways to highlight and promote local nature and will attribute the image to the entrant.
- Finalists will receive an A2 sized print of their photo and the prints will be exhibited at the launch of the Richmond Biodiversity Action Plan
- Winners & finalists will be invited to the Biodiversity Action Plan launch to be held at the Barnes Wetland Centre, in November 2018
- The winners will also receive an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ tour with the Royal Parks ecology team.
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