It has been a crazy year, with most of us stuck at home or working incredibly hard. Easter hopefully will see the start of restrictions easing, so what better way to celebrate being outside in nature again than to dust off your camera and show us what spring means to you! This is an incredibly easy photography competition, we would just like nature pictures taken over the easter break, they should show the wonders of the natural world and how the places around us are bursting into life.
You can submit up to 3 images per category and our team will pick the ones that we feel meet the brief, and are of a technically and creatively, very high standard.
What are the categories and prizes are here you say … this is the most important bit, so here they are:
We initially thought we would do a simple ‘enter to win’ competition, but judging such a broad range of potential subjects, one against the other, can be difficult. So, we have decided on 3 categories to really help focus everyone’s minds!
(1) Nature in bloom
This category is all about flowers & plants and how, at this time of year, they are just emerging and starting to fill our landscape and gardens with bright vibrant colours. Please note, we are hoping to see wild or garden flowers not inside bouquets or florist examples.
(2) My lockdown companion
Over lockdown those of you who have pets will have really appreciated how they have supported us and kept us going through some lonely times, so this category is all about showing your love and appreciation for them with some wonderful pictures, capturing their crazy personalities or their simple calming influence.
(3) Backyard Safari
Our final category includes all that lovely wildlife that exists just outside your door, from the yearlong birds who stay around in the coldest of weathers to seasonal but sleepy animals who are just yawning and making their way out of their winter hideaways to greet the spring sunshine. Everything from small jumping spiders to larger mammals, as long as you found it here in the UK and close to your home, it counts!
So, onto the second most important bit, the prizes!
- Each category winner will receive a Wild Arena ‘Membership Plus’ worth £199, which includes a number of options for a photographic day out.
- The runners up will receive a Wild Arena ‘Membership Extra’ worth £49, which also includes a photography session with us.
- Finally, we will also pick an overall winner who will also receive a fantastic Lowepro bag worth £200!
The winners will be contacted via email on 1st May and then announced on our website and Facebook on 2nd May 2021
How to Enter
To enter simply send us your pictures (as a Jpeg file no larger than 2Mb), to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open to all residents of the UK except Wild Arena employees. By entering the competition, the participants agree that their name and nearest town of residence may be released if they win.
- All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not contravene the rights of third parties.
- All images must be taken over the Easter period (29thMarch to 16th April) in the UK. We may not be able to verify everyone’s images, so we are expecting you to be honest.
- Technical spec: images must be entered as .jpg files no larger than 2Mb.
- Entrants grant Wild Arena the right to place their entry onto the Wild Arena website in relation to the competition.
- Entries must be submitted by 23rdApril 2021.
- The winning entrants will be the ones that in the judge’s opinion are the best.
- Once photos are submitted, they cannot be changed.
- The judges’ decisions are final.