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Not too late to enter wildlife photo competition

Not too late to enter wildlife photo competition

September 28, 2020
Detail from Ealing Wildlife Group photo competition winner - ‘A Perfect Camouflage’ by Malgorzata Sikora

There are still a couple of days left to enter the borough’s annual wildlife photo competition – and young people are particularly being encouraged to get involved.

Run by Ealing Wildlife Group (EWG), the photo competition is in its fourth year, having proved incredibly popular. It will lead to an exhibition of photography in Walpole Park to highlight the wonderful nature and wild spaces on our doorstep, celebrating the important relationships between people and local wildlife in Ealing.

The judging panel consists of a panel of wildlife and/or photography enthusiasts, including members of EWG, Ealing Council’s park rangers, as well as amateur and professional photographers.

There are six categories. One of which is for children under 16 years old and the organisers are particularly keen on seeing more pictures from talented young photographers. This is called the Young Wildlife Explorers category.

A detail from a winning picture from last year is above. It is called A Perfect Camouflage and was taken by Malgorzata Sikora (with thanks to EWG for supplying it).

You have until 8pm on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 to enter. You need to submit entries on the Ealing Wildlife Group’s photo competition page

The competition is not judged purely on technical ability, of equal importance is entrants’ description of what the photo means to them and why it is interesting. It means that this year’s entries could come from anyone – from a skilled photographer to an armchair wildlife observer.

As long as they were taken in the borough, they can have been taken any time in the last five years. You can find all of the rules and the judging criteria online if you are interested in taking part.

EWG plan to announce the winners at the opening of the exhibition in Walpole Park in central Ealing this autumn. A list of winners will be posted online afterwards on the EWG Facebook page and the EWG website.

Previous winners can be seen on the EWG website.

The EWG is an inclusive community of locals interested in nature and wildlife in the borough and beyond. Since 2016 it has grown steadily in membership and secured funding for several community environmental projects. You can find out more and join up via the EWG facebook group.