Wildlife photography contest

PUBLISHED: 17:33 26 September 2008 | UPDATED: 11:15 17 June 2010

Devon Wildlife Trust is making a final call for photographers of all ages and abilities to take part in this year s charity wildlife photographic competition.

Devon Wildlife Trust is making a final call for photographers of all ages and abilities to take part in this year's charity wildlife photographic competition.

Photos, which have to be taken at one of the charity's 40 nature reserves, need to be taken before October 31.

In the past the competition has attracted a range of subjects and encouraged many more people to visit DWT's wildlife sites.

The winning photographs, together with the names of the photographers, will be published in the charity's magazine Wild Devon which is sent out to over 30,000 members. Selected entries will be exhibited around the county in 2009.

The competition is open to any amateur photographer and there are two categories; Children under the age of 16 and Adults. There is a £2 fee for each adult entry and £1 for children.

Last year's under 16 winner was an image of foxgloves by 5 year old Matthew Kean from Plymouth.

DWT Volunteer Pat Bussell from Exeter has organised the competition and said: "We want everyone to try and visit their local DWT nature reserve this month.

"There are over 40 around the county and all a full of interesting subjects to snap.

"So whether it is a bird, flower, insect plant, fungi or a scenery shot of riverside, woodland, heath or meadow why not have a go!"

The event has this year been sponsored by London Camera Exchange (Exeter) , Francis Clark Chartered Accountants, The Moorland Rambler, Norwich Union and Eggesford Garden Centre.

The results of the competition will be announced in December. For more information about the competition, visit www.devonwildlifetust.org and click on 'Photo competition 2008'.


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