The photographers of Northern Rivers have only over a week to go into their best habitat, wildlife or landscape snaps in Saved Nature Photography Contest. The winning entrants would share in US$ 24000 in cash prizes and have their work showcased at International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Parks Congress back in November.
The entries must tell a tale of a marine park, national park as well as other protected places and prompt others to discover and help save all these important places. The photographers could select from 3 categories – planet, people and park, as well as enter as an enthusiast, pro, student (aged 13-18) or even social.
Craig Parry, the International award winning Lennox Head photographer, stated that contests were a magnificent way to get exposure and feedback. He told that this is a fantastic way to build your profile as a photographer.
Already, he has entered his landscape snap called Life and Death – an aerial click taken just moments following a fire swept through Broken Head Nature Reserve in the year 2013 – in Saved Nature contest. It appears destructive, but it was started by lightning so it is just nature’s way of regenerating an area.
There is still time for you to enter Marwell’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The contest, this year, has 4 categories -
1. Native Wildlife – flora and fauna resident or native in the British Isles
2. Cute and Funny – mother nature at her cutest
3. Marwell Wildlife endangered – species at Marwell specifically classified by IUCN as critically endangered or endangered
4. Marwell Wildlife residents
For adults, entry cost stands at £5 and it is free for kids. You can enter twice, using up to ten images. Chief judge for 2014 is Laura Barwick, a well known natural history and wildlife photographer who has worked on shows including Nature’s Great Events and BBC’s Planet Earth. Two times, she has been on the judging panel for International Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, and she also has a very keen eye for innovative, fresh as well as inspiring imagery.
Other judges include Jason Brown, award winning wildlife photographer, and Paul Collins, The Southern Daily Echo picture editor. The top prize for this year is a 9 day trip through wildlife parks and reserves in Spain, worth £ 1355. Other top prizes include annual memberships to Marwell Wild-life and a special day at the zoo taking part in a Junior Photographic Experience.
The last date for submitting entries is 31st August. The terms and conditions for the contest can be seen at -
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