Woodland Trust Photography Competition

Enter your photos in the first Nature Detectives national photography competition for children, for the chance to win a digital camera.

The overall theme of the competition is ‘nature, trees and woods’ and is open to all youngsters under 14 years old.

Standing proud in a Cumbrian park

Standing proud in a Cumbrian park

Organised by The Woodland Trust it is hoped that children will go outdoors and explore the environment around the home, school or local green space.

1st prize is a Fuji 14 megapixel DIGITAL CAMERA (donated by Sainsbury’s) and a Gorillapod bendy, wrap-around tripod.

Hints and tips

Getting a good photograph can be quite difficult especially for a beginner not used to a digital camera.

For this reason a helpful pack of information has been put together that is available via email.

The easy guide to photography pack includes tips on basic photography, composition, perspectives and using different times of the day to offer different lighting and texture.

Get involved

Clubs, schools and other organisations can also get involved learning more about nature possibly as a summer project.

A poster is available here for your noticeboard.

Competition details

Further details can be found on the NatureDetectives website.

You can enter your photos in these categories:

  • general – nature, trees and woods
  • a bug’s eye view
  • discovery
  • whatever the weather
  • snap it with feeling
  • nature’s playground

Photographs are to be uploaded to Flickr and must have the following information

  • The child’s name and age must be in the title.
  • The category name must be added as a tag.
  • Add a bit of background to the photo in the description box.

Closing date for entries is midnight 30 September 2010. Full rules can be found here.

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