Nature photo of year competition
THE hunt is on for the county’s best wildlife photographer as Kent Wildlife Trust (KWT) launches its Photographer of the Year 2010 competition. Amateurs and professionals alike can enter in four categories: flora; fauna; landscape and coastline; and people. All pictures must be taken on KWT’s nature reserves, except those snapped on coastlines. There is a separate under-17s category. A personal guided tour of the trust’s nature reserves is among the prizes. Ray Lewis, of KWT, said: “This is the best time of the year to capture images of nature in all its glory with blossom, bluebells, primroses and wood anemones and all types of birds being easier to spot during the nesting season.” Judges include Phil Hurst, from the Natural History Museum’s photo unit. All winning photographs will be published in the Wild Kent magazine and exhibited around KWT visitor centres. The competition closes on July 30. Entries, except junior ones, require a donation of £10.
For more details log on to www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk
Winning photograph of the 2009 fauna category by Ashford resident Martin Till