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Wilder Kent Photography Competition 2019

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A Wilder photography competition for a Wilder Kent

We are delighted to be running our newly refreshed Wilder Kent Photography Competition 2019 to find Kent's Wildlife Photography of the year! 

All valid entries received will be considered for our grand prize of the title of Kent’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year and a short break in a luxury modern eco-cottage graciously sponsored by Kent and Sussex Cottages.

Submissions are now OPEN until the 8th December. Good luck!

Entry Categories

Our entry categories for this year have been given a refresh to follow the theme of our Wilder Kent vision... 

Wilder Woodlands and Grasslands

Woods and grasslands in Kent used to be part of the same natural system. But, for a long time, there has been a decline in these habitats. Kent Wildlife Trust has started to manage its own land in a way that mimics how nature used to work, as well as working with others who own land to look after it in the same way.

We are looking for images that represent Kent’s wild grassland and woodland habitats - the landscapes, plants and animals you can find in these habitats.

 

Key Words: 

Wilding, Grasslands, Woodlands, Nature Reserves, Heathlands, Flora, Fauna

Wilder Towns and Cities

People are part of nature. But we’re losing touch with it and this is causing us great harm. We need to reconnect with nature.

We are looking for images that represent the reconnection between towns, cities and people with nature. They can be the animals that are commonly seen in towns and cities, urban green spaces, plants, and people.

 

Key Words: 

People, Nature, Cities, Towns, Reconnection to Nature, Flora, Fauna, Urban Green Spaces, Road Verges

Wilder Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands

The cheapest and most sustainable way to build up our resilience to droughts and floods is to restore natural river, lake and wetland systems.

We are looking for images that represent Kent’s wild rivers, lakes and wetlands. The pictures can be about their ecosystem, landscapes, and the flora and fauna found in these habitats.

 

Key Words: 

Reed-beds, Ham Fen, Flora, Fauna, River Systems, Rivers, Lakes, Wetlands

Wilder Coasts and Seas

Kent Wildlife Trust has campaigned for marine reserves to protect our seas for decades. Many have now been created. We will work to make our marine reserves into safe areas where an abundance of sea life can thrive.

We are keen to see photos that show wildlife above and below the water, as well as photos that represent people being a part of the coast.

 

Key Words: 

Beach, Ocean, Coast, Marine Life, Choughs, People, Flora, Fauna 

Wilder Juniors (entrants ages 17 or under)

Those taking part in the photo competition will automatically be eligible for the ‘Wilder Junior’ category if 17 or under.

The photos should be linked to the overall ‘Wilder Kent’ theme with the ‘Wilder Woodlands and Grasslands’, ‘Wilder Towns & Cities’, ‘Wilder Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands’, and ‘Wilder Coasts and Seas’ categories in mind.

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The Wilder Juniors category is kindly sponsored by Unipet International.

Even Wilder (professionals and seasoned winners)

You will automatically be eligible for the ‘Even Wilder’ category if you are a Professional Photographer, where photography makes up more than 50% of your income (primary income) or you are a Seasoned Winner, anyone who has been a category winner for our photography competition in 3 or more years.

The photos should be linked to the overall ‘Wilder Kent’ theme with the ‘Wilder Woodlands and Grasslands’, ‘Wilder Towns & Cities’, ‘Wilder Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands’, and ‘Wilder Coasts and Seas’ categories in mind.

A maximum of four entries may be entered per applicant and you may distribute these amongst the categories however you wish. No single image may be entered into more than one of the categories.

Competition Rules

Please carefully read our terms and conditions. By submitting an entry to this competition, entrants agree to our terms and conditions.

Full Terms and Conditions

Submitting your Images

A maximum of four entries may be entered per applicant and you may distribute these amongst the categories however you wish. No single image may be entered into more than one of the categories.

Please clearly label/ rename your image file with the desired category name before submitting. example: 'wilder woodlands and grasslands' or 'wilder woodlands' 

 

Submit Images Here

Overall Prize

Bumble Barn - Kent & Sussex Holiday Cottages

Bumble Barn - Kent & Sussex Holiday Cottages

Kent & Sussex Holiday Cottages

Bumble Barn was named after its shape… of a bumble bee!

As well as an amazing shape, this eco barn has a stylish interior and a setting which will also capture your heart, with a stunning view over the patio to open countryside.  The barn, which sleeps six, is set in a peaceful and secluded hamlet along the old Roman road between coastal Hythe and medieval Canterbury and is perfectly located for exploring the countryside, whilst the seaside and Canterbury are also within easy reach.  The open living space and bedrooms are all beautifully presented and ensure this unique space offers comfort and versatility for friends and family looking for somewhere special to stay.

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Last year's winners

Take a look at the winning entries from our 2018 Wildlife Photography Competition:

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