Wildlife photography competition
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Photographers with a keen eye for flora and fauna are invited to take part in a competition in the South West starting this month.

OPAL South West and the Plymouth Woodland Project have set the challenge for participants to capture ‘urban wildlife’ and ‘wildlife in ex-industrial landscapes’ in Devon and Cornwall with the aim of raising awareness of the diverse wildlife on our doorstep and the challenges nature faces.

In total, there are four categories. Photos in the ‘urban wildlife’ and ‘wildlife in ex-industrial landscapes’ sections must have been taken within the last two years and need to be in wide angle or macro formats.  There is also a mobile phone category, and a fourth, general category for any other photos of nature and wildlife in the region, not specific in the other areas.

There’s an under-18s and over-18s section with a maximum of two pictures per category. Entries should be submitted to opalwildlifephotos@gmail.com as JPEG files, between 2MB and 10MB, except for mobile phone pictures.

Each submission should include:

  • The photographer’s name
  • The photographer’s date of birth and age category entered
  • The date the photograph was taken
  • The location of the photograph (name of the site, name of the village/town/city)
  • A valid email address and contact telephone number

The competition opens on Friday 20 March and closes on Monday 31 August 2015.

The winners will be announced on Monday 14 September and the best pictures will be exhibited at the University during a celebratory event. Winners will also receive a high quality canvas print of their photograph.

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About OPAL and the Plymouth Woodland Project

OPAL, with support from the Big Lottery Fund, also works with communities in studying environmental regeneration in Cornwall’s ex-mining landscapes; whilst the Plymouth Woodland Project, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund engages schools and the public in studying urban woodland ecology.

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