Walks And Walking – VisitWoods Photography Competition

Walks And Walking – VisitWoods Photography Competition

VisitWoods are currently running a photography competition to win £500 in High Street vouchers, a 3 night stay for 2 at DoubleTree by Hilton and other great prizes including 3 x £250 in vouchers, a Wildlife Whisperer nest box designed by Simon King, 4kg of premium bird food and a seed feeder from Garden Bird Supplies, 5 x £50 high street vouchers for highly commended runners-up and you can enter the VisitWoods Photography Competition as many times as you want to.

Walks And Walking - VisitWoods Photography Competition - Simon King

Walks And Walking – VisitWoods Photography Competition – Simon King

“I’d encourage everyone to enter. It’s a great way to get up close and personal with trees, woods and nature and more importantly appreciate their value.” – Simon King

Between now and the 31st July all you have to do is visit a wood, take a picture, upload it to the VisitWoods website and you will be in with a chance of winning a prize. There are 4 main categories; forests and people, all creatures great and small, nature’s playground and ancient woods and modern wonders.

Forests & People – Sponsored by WWF

This category celebrates our connection with forests. Because they’re our playgrounds, our inspiration – and they need our protection. WWF is working hard to protect forests across the globe from the many threats they face – from illegal logging to climate change. As well as being a home to wildlife, forests are vital to our planet’s health and fundamental to our well-being. Forests also provide food, shelter, fuel and a source of income to 1.6 billion people in poverty.

All Creatures Great & Small – Sponsored by DoubleTree by Hilton

This category is all about the wildlife you find on your woodland trips from birds and bees to deer and dormice.
Bringing two great “tree brands” together in a community outreach effort, DoubleTree supports VisitWoods to develop a series of natural education initiatives that encourage and inspire people across the UK to connect with and appreciate the importance of woodlands and their wildlife. This picture is of a Fallow Deer in Epping Forest I took on a walk to Gifford Wood.

Walks And Walking - VisitWoods Photography Competition - Epping Forest Fallow Deer

Walks And Walking – VisitWoods Photography Competition – Epping Forest Fallow Deer

Nature’s Playground – Sponsored by nature detectives 

This category is for budding photographers aged 14 and under – capture your wild adventures and exciting discoveries out in the woods. Explore secret hiding places, nooks and crannies. Experiment with different perspectives by crawling on your belly or climbing up high. Show off your favourite tree or an unforgettable wildlife sighting, or simply show us how you, your friends and family enjoy playing in the woods.

Ancient Woods & Modern Wonders – Sponsored by the Woodland Trust

Ancient woodland is home to a wealth of wildlife and is the UK equivalent to rainforests. We’re looking for images of woods old or new demonstrating how they create our scenery and landscapes for all generations to enjoy.

For more details of the VisitWoods Photography Competition click here

Want more ideas of where to go walking? Go to our Walking Routes page or try one of over 30 Epping Forest Walks

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