THE Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is inviting entries into its tenth annual photo competition.
From birds and beetles to wildflowers and wild landscapes, the competition celebrates the beauty and diversity of Worcestershire’s wildlife and wild places.
12 winning photographs will win a spot in the charity’s 2021 calendar with a public vote taking place to choose the overall winning image that will take pride of place on the front cover.
A further 24 runner’s-up images will feature as smaller insets in the calendar.
All photos have the chance of being used to help the nature conservation charity to promote its work throughout the county.
Wendy Carter from the Trust said: “Over the last ten years we’ve seen several thousand entries from around 500 local photographers, which is fantastic because it means that so many people are being inspired by Worcestershire’s wonderful natural world.
“We’re really looking forward to what photographic delights the next few weeks will bring.
“Judging is always really difficult because we get such a range of stunning images of some of our most well-loved, and sometimes least-seen, wildlife. We’re never disappointed by what Worcestershire photographers manage to capture.”
All Trust staff judge a long-list of images, which are then whittled down to a short-list judged by a smaller team that includes two experienced wildlife photographers and previous winners of the competition.
The small team of judges, which includes professional wildlife photographer Pete Walkden and semi-professional Jason Curtis, are looking for striking images that make people say ‘wow’.
Photographers have until Monday, April 6, to enter. Entry forms can be downloaded from www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/photography-competition.