The first Chew Valley Forest Twinning photography competition is now open for entries.
Amateur photographers (those who are not paid for their photographs) are invited to enter their own work which captures trees in the Chew Valley.
The photographs can take any form: a traditional landscape scene upclose shots of tree branches, wildlife (or even wild children as above) as long as the photograph includes trees. Adults and children alike are encouraged to enter, with a 15 years and under category as well as an adult class.
Entry to the competition costs £3 for adults and £1 for children with all money raised going to local organisation Chew Valley Forest Twinning, who are raising money to combat climate change through the planting of trees both locally and globally.
The competition is being run inconjunction with the Chew Valley & Wrington Vale Gazette, and the winning photographs will feature in the Gazette and a public exhibition of entries to be held in the summer.
A panel of judges including local photographer Gabriel Gilson and BBC documentary director Cassie Farrell will decide on the winner after all entries have been received by the deadline of 30th May.
Entries can be submitted via email to [email protected]
Entry fees can be paid in cash to the Gazette office or online at: www.virginmoneygiving.com/CVForestTwinning
If using the Virgin Money website please ensure you enter the same name as attributed to the submitted photograph and in the comment section enter the reference ‘CVFT photo competition’.
Full terms and conditions and more information on how to enter, plus tips on taking a winning photograph can be found at:
CVFT judge and BBC director Cassie Farrell offers her thoughts on how to get started capturing trees for the competition
To read a Masterclass of top tips from competition judge Gabriel Gilson visit:
For more on Chew Valley Forest Twinning visit:
The Chew Valley twins with India through the power of trees: