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Take your best shot

Take your best shot

August 12, 2016
Peacock - one of the winners of 2015 Bunny Park photo contest. By Chris Slow

If you love taking photos, or are always whipping out your smartphone or camera and snapping away, then try showing off your skills by entering a competition at your local zoo. The best shot will win a great prize.

For the second year in a row, Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre in Hanwell, commonly known as the Bunny Park, is holding a contest for the best photos taken at the zoo.

You can see some of last year’s winning entries here, including the shot above of one of the centre’s peacocks, by Chris Slow.

The competition is open to everyone, of all abilities, with a category for children (under 16 years old) and one for adults.

One of the winners of 2015 Bunny Park photo contest. By Louise Morgan
One of the winners of 2015 Bunny Park photo contest. By Louise Morgan

Your  entry can be on a subject of your choosing – animals, people, plants – as long as the shot was taken at the zoo this year.

Once the judges select a winner, the lucky person will get a private tour of the zoo (for them and their family) with the chance to meet many of the animals and feed some of the more charismatic of them, including the meerkats and lemurs. The photos of the winner and the runners-up will also get the chance to be displayed in the grounds.

Take a shot: How to enter

To enter, simply upload your photo to the photograph competitions posts on the Brent Lodge Facebook page, adding your age category and, if it is not obvious, where in the zoo you took the photo.

The closing deadline for entries is midnight on Wednesday, 31 August.

One of the winners of 2015 Bunny Park photo contest. By Sue Holmes
One of the winners of 2015 Bunny Park photo contest. By Sue Holmes
Entry terms
  1. You must own the rights of the photo you enter
  2. You must have the express permission of those in the photograph to use their image in this competition, and possible subsequent reproduction of your photo. Pictures of individuals aged 16 and under can only be entered with the express permission of their legal guardian/s
  3. Your photograph must have been taken in Brent Lodge Park between 1 July 2015 and 31 August 2016
  4. By entering the competition you are agreeing to these terms and understand that Brent Lodge Park may use, reproduce and manipulate your image as appropriate – including third party publications.