Photo competition puts adventures in the uplands in focus
20 November 2017
Amateur photographers are being encouraged to enter a national photography competition celebrating British mountains, moorlands and bogs by entering images of their ‘adventures in the uplands’.
The competition is organised by the Community Science team at the Moors for the Future Partnership in the Peak District National Park.
Entries are invited in two categories: Adults and age 15 or under.
The winner of the ‘adults’ category will receive an Opticron wildlife spotting telescope. Second prize is a walking adventure gear bundle courtesy of Adventurequip outdoor shop, while third place will receive a £50 voucher for outdoor clothing and equipment from Alpkit.
The winner of the ‘age 15 and under’ category will receive a high resolution bird box camera - courtesy of Gardenature.
All winners and runners up will each receive a Community Science t-shirt.
The winning images will be selected by photographers Kate MacRae (Wildlife Kate) and Jack Perks.
The winning entries, runners up and selected photos from the short-list will also be on display in a touring exhibition next year.
Community Science project manager Sarah Proctor said: “Having made wildlife and water the focus of our last two competitions we’re looking forward to seeing what wonderful adventures people have while exploring Britain’s uplands. The competition theme can be interpreted in lot of ways, but we’re looking for dynamic, unusual and beautiful images to inspire people to enjoy our moorlands, mountains and bogs.”
The competition is intended to highlight the importance of the getting out and about in our uplands, as Jon Stewart of the National Trust – one of the project’s partners – explained: “This is a great opportunity to inspire people with what inspires you about having an adventure in our spectacular uplands. We know that being out and about is great for our health and well-being. Here’s your chance to showcase the many and varied ways that is true. From the thrill of seeking out and having unforgettable experiences with wildlife to conquering that summit the opportunities for capturing those special and shareable moments are varied. Along with the rest of the Moors for the Future partners the National Trust looks forward to being ‘wowed’.”
The deadline for entries is midnight on 31st December 2017.
To enter, submit up to four photos via the online entry form at:
Community Science, run by the Moors for the Future Partnership, is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is gathering together volunteers from local communities to become citizen scientists – recording valuable information about how our moorland environment and its wildlife are changing over time.