Slough goes wild

Slough goes wild photo competition

The “Saving the Salt Hill Stream” project, run by WWT (Wildfowl & Wetland Trust), is working with local people, community groups and schools in Slough to improve the Salt Hill stream and its surroundings to create a cleaner, healthier watercourse that the whole of Slough can be proud of.

Working in partnership with Slough Borough Council’s Parks Team, Young People’s Service and Slough Youth Parliament, WWT is running a photographic competition, which aims to get people outside, exploring their environment and celebrating Slough’s local waterways and wildlife.

The judges are looking for creative photos taken in Slough to showcase its local waterways, streams and wetland habitat, and the wildlife that depends on it.

You don’t need an expensive camera - you are welcome to submit entries taken using your smart phone.

For each photo category there are three age categories: 8-12 year olds, 13-16 year olds and 17+.

We champion ethical wildlife photography that shows respect for the animals and their environment, which are accompanied by honest stories of your experience.

The competition launches on 1 March and you have until Friday 20 April to enter your photos.

Prize - one day photography workshop

The overall winner will win a one day photography workshop at WWT Slimbridge with Ben Cherry, an environmental photojournalist and Fujifilm X-Photographer. Ben will share his invaluable photography knowledge and give you access to the latest camera equipment to learn on. You will go behind-the-scenes to get closer to the animals, have a trip on our unique Landrover Wild Safari and your return travel from Slough to Slimbridge in Gloucestershire will be covered. Your day will be jam-packed with incredible adventures and the opportunities to take some amazing wildlife pictures to add to your portfolio! Read more about Ben on his website.

Judging panel

The winners will be selected by a panel of judges from WWT and Slough Borough Council. A WWT representative will contact those shortlisted and the winners will be announced at an event in Salt Hill Park on Saturday 12 May.

Deadline for entries

Closing date for entries is Friday 20 April at midnight.

Enter now

Before entering, please read about the competition categories and terms and conditions.

You can enter by completing the online form and uploading your photographs - the size limit is 4.1MB per picture. Entrants can enter up to three categories with one photo per category.

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