KEEN photographers have just a few weeks left to enter their best pictures in a charity’s popular annual photography competition.
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is looking for more shots which put the area’s stunning wildlife and wild places into view with winning entries set to feature in the Trust’s 2015 calendar.
Organisers are hoping this year will see even more entries than 2013 when more than 350 photographs were submitted by around 60 photographers.
Wendy Carter, communications manager for the Trust, said: “We’re constantly impressed by the quality of the photographs and the range of subjects that are captured.
“Last year we saw everything from dragonflies to owls and wildflowers to rainbows.”
The competition is open to everyone and the calendar will feature photographs that highlight the diversity of wildlife across the county as well as the range of places that wildlife calls home.
“Worcestershire is such a great county – we’ve got beautiful countryside and some fabulous species of wildlife,” she added.
“Our nature reserves form part of this but most people enjoy watching wildlife in their gardens, villages, local parks and other green spaces.
“Wherever readers watch wildlife, we’d encourage them to keep a camera handy to make sure they capture the action.
“Many of last year’s winners were either taken in gardens or by people who were just going about their normal business. It just goes to show how we can all do something in our own gardens to help wildlife and how wildlife is all around is if we just stop to look.”
Staff at the Trust will be joined in judging the photos by the overall winner for the last two years, Jason Curtis of Far Forest.
Jason is also running two nature photography workshops for the Trust to help people get their most from their cameras and wildlife opportunities.
A total of 12 winning photographs will be featured as A4 images in the 2015 calendar, with one lucky photographer taking the prized front cover.
Images are also considered for the Trust’s range of greetings and Christmas cards that are sold to raise money for conservation work across the county.
The closing date is Friday, April 11 and entry forms can be downloaded from www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/photography-competition.