Julian Gardner photo award opens
Entries are now open for the annual photography competition, run by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). The Julian Gardner award gives amateur photographers the chance to capture the UK countryside, including people who live/ work there, game, wildlife, habitats and landscapes.
The competition, which has an adult and a junior category, was launched five years ago in memory of Julian Gardner, a Sussex farmer and lifelong supporter of the GWCT who was tragically killed while defending his property in October 2010.
The winner of the adult category will be awarded a sculpture of a hare, and the champion of the junior category – for children aged 16 and under – will be presented a sculpture of a leveret.
The images will be judged by a panel on composition, originality and technical ability, with the top three photographs from each section being printed in the GWCT members’ magazine, Gamewise, and featured on its website.
James Swyer, who is the magazine’s organiser and editor, said: “It’s a fantastic competition in memory of a great man who was an ardent supporter of the Trust and its work.
“Each year, the competition seems to grow in popularity and we are spoilt by the great selection of photos which are submitted. “I have no doubt that this year will be no different, and we very much look forward to receiving the entries – and then having
the difficulty of judging them.” Anyone wishing to take part should email a maximum of two photographs to photocompetition@gwct. org.uk by 30 April 2018.