New Norfolk nature photography competition opens
Entries are open for a new nature photography competition, hosted by Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT). The charity is encouraging people of all ages to enter, to be in with the chance of winning a pair of binoculars from competition sponsors ZEISS, worth over £1200.
The photography competition is free and open to all, with a closing date of 31st July. Photographers are encouraged to send their best images from across the seasons, with all portrayals of nature welcomed. Landscapes – especially NWT’s nature reserves – birds, mammals, plants, marine life, bugs, and people enjoying wildlife.
All entries must be submitted online at: www.norfolkwt.uk/photocomp
The competition will be judged by a high-profile line-up, including wildlife photographer andcameraman Josh Jaggard; wildlife presenter, conservationist and author Ajay Tegala; award winning, Norfolk-based photographer Paula Cooper; and conservationist and wildlife presenter, Jess French.
Judges will select a favourite photograph for each month of the year, and these will be printed in Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s 2024 calendar, before also being shown in an exhibition at NWTCley Marshes this Autumn.
Two special prizes will be awarded to the overall winners – the judges’ overall favourite and the best young photographer. Each will receive a pair of binoculars from ZEISS’ new SFL (SmartFocus Lightweight) range, worth over £1200.
All winners and runners up will additionally be invited to join a guided tour of NWT Cley Marshes with ZEISS Ambassador, Toby Carter, where the runners up will have to opportunity to purchase ZEISS products at an additional discount.
A spokesperson from ZEISS said: ‘We’re sponsoring this competition as we see it as a great opportunity to give back to those interested in nature, working closely with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, as well as having the opportunity to see some of the amazing entries.
‘Our SFL range is really exciting as it combines high quality optical performance, alongside a lightweight and compact design. Available in four different specifications, there is something for everyone.’
Louisa Barnard, Engagement Officer at Norfolk Wildlife Trust, said:
‘One of the best things about time spent in nature is the awe that it can make us feel. And photography can be magical, because it gives us a way to capture a sense of those awe-filled moments and to share them with others.
Whether it’s the robin you see on your daily dog walk, or a rare glimpse of a purple emperor butterfly, we want to see what it is that drives you to pick up a camera.’
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