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RSPB launches photography competition

 27th Feb 2012

The RSPB has announced a new photography competition, designed to encourage young people to appreciate their natural surroundings. 

The Wildpix competition is part of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) and has two age categories: the under 12s and the 12 to 18-year-olds.
In terms of subject matter, the photographers are largely being given free reign to snap whatever catches their eye, be it a marine animal or an urban fox creeping around at night.
However, there can be no photos of domestic pets, animals in cages or farm animals and the wildlife must be in the UK.
Don Fuller, south east youth officer for the RSPB, told Kent News that the region could provide much inspiration for youngsters looking to get involved: "Kent has some wonderful countryside and coastline but even if you live in the city and have a park or river nearby you can see all sorts of wildlife. So we hope lost of youngsters will get snapping and send us their pictures of Kent." If you are concerrned your skills are not up to entering a competition, we can help, Photography Courses offer tutorial DVDs, E books and monthly videos.
Prizes up for grabs include £300 for the winner of the under 12s category and £500 for the 12 to 18s. The winners will also have their work displayed in the BWPA book, as well as seeing it in a touring exhibition in UK art galleries.

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