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Photo competition celebrates Bracknell Forest’s natural wonders

Hands holding camera phone and taking a photo of countryside

Amateur photographers have until Friday 5 November to take part in a free to enter competition that celebrates the borough’s natural wonders.

The annual photography competition, which is run by Bracknell Forest Council and sponsored by the Economic Skills and Development Partnership, Duncan Yeardley Estate Agents and Bracknell Camera Club, invites photographers to take part, and be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes.

The competition aims to celebrate our amazing natural environment, which is important for our health and wellbeing, provides a vital home to wildlife and a boost to our local economy. It coincides with the Bracknell Forest Giants' event in The Lexicon this August, where trees have taken over the town centre, as part of a fabulous celebration of the borough's forest.

Photographers can each submit up to 10 digital images. Entries demonstrating that thought has being given to the competition theme will be scored more highly. Photographers may wish to take inspiration from the importance of forests, connecting to nature, urban wildlife and sustainable environment.

Nick Thring, Managing Director at Duncan Yeardley Estate Agent, said:

“It's great to have an annual photo competition that highlights all the best things that Bracknell Forest has to offer for business and leisure.

“We felt that 'natural wonders’ was a fitting theme to be celebrated this year, as it recognises how important access to nature has been for residents’ wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.

“In addition to receiving images that celebrate local nature, we’re also keen to see examples of how residents are helping to protect it. Walking and cycling instead of driving, planting trees and shrubs, and sourcing food grown locally are just some of the actions we can take to help reduce our carbon footprint. I look forward to seeing all of the entries.”

Cllr John Harrison, Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection, said:

“With so many quality green spaces available to residents to explore and enjoy, they will be spoiled for choice when capturing Bracknell Forest natural wonders.

“We hope that our competition will engage residents in a creative project this autumn and give them the opportunity to show off their photography skills.

“Good luck to all those who enter.”

Images can be sent to photos@bracknell-forest.gov.uk. Unfortunately we can’t accept hard copies at this time.

See our website for more information about the photo competition, including terms and conditions.