Competition invites people to get snappy this spring
A photography competition encouraging local people to get a snapshot of garden wildlife has been launched this month.
The Garden Wildlife Competition will challenge contestants’ photography skills asking them to show the wonderful things they have in their gardens this spring.
The competition – which is running across the whole of south London - wants photographs to picture native plants and animals including birds, butterflies, bees, flowers, and other British species.
There will be one grand prize for the winning photo and eleven runners up prizes.
The top 11 winning photos will be chosen by the Biodiversity Team but there will also be a chance for people to vote for the public favourite on www.sncv.org.uk. The competition opened on Monday 11 February and will be closing on the Friday 12 April.
These 12 photographs will be displayed at the Garden Wildlife Showcase in April and will also be included in our Garden Wildlife Calendar which will be distributed free at the annual BioBlitz in August.
Cllr Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee said: “We have a huge array of wonderful plant and animal life tucked away in people’s gardens across the borough and this is a great chance to show off our green credentials.
“We want to show people across the south of London how beautiful Sutton is. I know we have some very talented photographers here so this is a chance for them to flex their creative muscles and make sure Sutton plays a part in this wildlife project.”
To enter the competition, email your name, contact details, and up to five photos to email@example.com. Each photo should have a date and location so that it can be included in the species records.