Capturing the wild side of nature
Last modified: 30 May 2012
RSPB Old Moor nature reserve is searching for the cream of nature photography.
“The Nature of the Dearne Valley” launches on 1 June and will culminate in a travelling exhibition of the finest pictures in May next year. The top prize is a day’s personal tuition from professional wildlife photographer, Craig Jones.
The competition will have six different themes, each running for a two-month period. They include people in nature; images of winter; and local heritage.
The competition is open to two age groups – under 13 years old and over 13. All photographs must be taken on one of the RSPB’s six reserves in the Dearne Valley perhaps need to name them. Prizes, including gift vouchers and photography books, have been sponsored by The Park Inn Rotherham, and Dearne Valley Green Heart among others.
The competition has the support of the Dearne Valley Camera Club and Tony Elliott, their exhibition officer, will be one of the judges.
Tony said: “We are looking forward to seeing the new and stunning ways photographers can capture the wonderful wildlife and natural world around the nature reserves in the Dearne Valley.
“We know that people around here are passionate about where they live and we would like to see this come through in their work.”
Full details and terms and conditions for the competition can be obtained by calling into the visitor centre at Old Moor or ringing 01226 751593 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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