The South Downs National Park photo competition is now open, with a first prize of £250 on offer to the amateur or professional photographer who best captures this year’s theme of ‘Experiencing the natural world’.
Judges are looking for inspiring images that capture the beauty of the National Park – all while being active. So whether it’s walking, cycling, horseriding, walking the dog, counting butterflies, bird-watching or having a picnic, the judges are looking for images that show people out enjoying the amazing landscape. Photographs that include people are encouraged, but stunning images taken while people are out enjoying and being active in the National Park are also welcomed.
A second prize of £150 and a third prize of £50 are also on offer. This year the judges are also looking for images capturing the amazing wildlife of the South Downs and the winner will receive £100.
Finn Hopson, competition judge, photographer, and owner of the Brighton Photography Gallery, said: “We are so lucky to have such an accessible landscape on our doorstep. Whatever the season and whatever the weather, the South Downs has something to offer everyone. I’m really looking forward to seeing the variety of things that people get up to in the National Park, from the most active and unusual pursuits, to the simple quiet enjoyment of some of the less well-known places.”
Rachael Talibart, competition judge and winner of awards including Black and White Photographer of the Year 2018, said: “I’ll be looking for imaginative and creative interpretations of the theme that highlight the many aspects of our beautiful National Park.”
Entries close on Friday 18 October. Find out more and download the entry form at www.southdowns.gov.uk/enter-the-south-downs-photo-competition/