RSPB photo comp for youngsters
PUBLISHED: 00:36 22 February 2012 | UPDATED: 21:04 20 February 2013
The RSPB is looking for youngsters across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire to enter the Wildpix competition
The RSPB is looking for youngsters across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire to enter the Wildpix competition, now part of the British Wildlife Photography Awards.
Do you have an eye like a hawk for taking great pictures? Can you lie in wait patiently like a tiger hunting its prey for the action to happen? Are you quick on the shutter at just the right moment?
Don Fuller, RSPB south east youth officer said: Photography is a great way to get kids interested in nature and wildlife. When you look at things through a lens it really focuses the eye and you see things in a totally different light.
Berkshire and Buckinghamshire has some wonderful countryside but even if you live in a city or big town, and have a park or river nearby, you can see all sorts of wildlife. So we hope lost of youngsters will get snapping and send us their pictures.
The competition is open to all young people across two age categories: under 12s and 12-18year olds.
Subject matter can cover anything from marine life and animal behaviour to creepy crawlies and urban wildlife.
The competition winners will get some fantastic cash prizes - 300 in the under 12s category and 500 for 12-18s. Their work will be displayed in the BWPA book and the winning shots will also appear in an exhibition that will tour UK galleries.
The two lucky winners will also be invited to the BWPA award ceremony in London in September.
The awards are open from now until 12 May 2012. And it is free to enter!
The awards are a celebration of nature and the importance of protecting it. You can enter up to four images of any UK wildlife, but no photos of domestic pets, animals in cages or farm animals please.