Autumn Wildlife Photo Competition

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust competition closes soon

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London SW13 9WT
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Local photographers out snapping colourful scenes need to hurry if they want to win a prize. Entries to the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust’s (WWT) photography competition have been flooding in, but there are only a few weeks left to enter before this first of the four seasonal heats closes on 30 November.

The competition is being held in association with Canon, in celebration of the Scott Antarctic Expedition Centenary, and offers an amazing £50,000 worth of fantastic prizes for the national winners, including a grand prize for the Portfolio Photographer category of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica. Sir Peter Scott, who founded WWT, was the son of Scott of the Antarctic.

WWT London Wetland Centre will draw up a shortlist of London wildlife photographs submitted into the autumn heat of the competition and the winners will receive a certificate and a coveted place on a WildArena photography workshop at the centre.

Entries can be submitted into Wetland Wildlife, Wetland Landscapes and Wildlife & People categories, as well as the People’s Choice category in which the public vote online for their favourite entry. There is also a Junior category for under 18s, a World Wetlands category, and the Portfolio Photographer of the Year Award for which entrants must submit three or more photographs in two or more seasonal heats to qualify.

Quirky winner 2010 - Tough Guy, Robert B J Falcon

During autumn, London Wetland Centre looks beautiful, with russet leaves beginning to fall and colourful migrant birds arriving in their hundreds, making perfect subjects for the novice or experienced photographer. This season is one of the most beautiful and exciting times to visit the Centre.

For more details on the competition or to enter, go to December 1 marks the opening of the next stage – the winter heat.

November 5, 2011