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CJS25: Photography CompetitionWe're looking for any photo that you think is relevant to CJS, your fellow readers and other professionals working across all of the the countryside, conservation, ecology, wildlife, environmental education, arboriculture sectors. More detail on the categories and prizes here.

We're suggesting categories each month to guide you although you may enter photos on any subject.

 

The October suggested theme is: British Wildlife 

robin nest box 

Prize: robin birdbox from Wildlife & Countryside Services

 

We're not necessarily looking for the most perfect, most technically accurate image (although nice clear pictures are usually better than fuzzy ones!) but those that reflect our glorious countryside and all that goes with working in the management of landscapes, with wildlife, in education everything that is part and parcel of daily life. We want to see the best (smiling visitors on sunny days), the worst (sodden waterproofs, overflowing wellies and wall still only half built), the wonderful (that elusive moment as an otter slips into the water), the incredible (dandelion seeds floating in a clear blue sky) and the humorous (the perfectly placed background poledriver) that capture life working in the countryside.

More about the reasons for us running a photography competition here.

 

logo: BWPACJS is delighted to have been associated with the British Wildlife Photography Awards from the very beginning and has, for the last few years, sponsored the Botanical Britain category.

You can read all our coverage from this year's awards here. 

Want to go to next year's British Wildlife Photography Awards gala exhbition opening?


 

Prizes!
CJS want to thank all the wonderful organisations who are supporting our competition by providing prizes. 

 

This month (October) the prize is a robin nest box from Wildlife & Countryside Services

robin nest boxWildlife & Countryside Services supply nest boxes, wildlife cameras, bat detectors, meadow turf and much more besides. Whatever you want on a wildlife theme, give Martin & Cheryl a call on 0333 9000 927 for great service with a smile.

Wildlife Services also take small groups of people to an amazingly biodiverse area of south-east Poland where you can watch beavers every day, wander the forest where wolves and lynx roam, and watch and photograph a myriad of amazing birds, insects and reptiles.

Sand lizards, purple emperors, fritillaries, red-backed shrikes, quail and corncrakes, among many others, are common here and there are lots of photographic opportunities.

Discover what beavers do to the landscape and how they benefit a multitude of other species and save Ł100 off your trip if you bring a friend - just quote “CJS100”.

  

As well as the monthly prizes there are four over all prizes.

The winner will receive an invitation to the gala opening of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2020. We have runners up prizes of a year's membership of Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers a bundle of birdwatching books.  These are chosen by the CJS Team however we are also going to open the floor to readers with a Readers Choice photo which will win a year's subscription to BBC Wildlife magazine. More about the prizes here.

 

Want to go to next year's British Wildlife Photography Awards gala exhbition opening?

We have a very special prize for the overall winner (and guest) of our photography competition who will receive an invitation to the gala opening night of next year's awards.  This year's awards ceremony was held on Wednesday 18 September and was hosted by Mark Carwardine. You'll get to see all the winning photographs in high definition, get to meet the photographers and the judges as well as representatives from the many supporters.  Entry is exclusively by invitation only, this really is a special prize that money can't buy.

 

Entries
Simply email your photo (jpegs please) to photo@countryside-jobs.com along with your name and any information you want to include about your photo: what it shows, where it was taken and a caption for a funny one would be welcome too. If you'd like us to tag you (or site / project) if we share your photo to social media please include the relevant handles and details.  You can enter as many photos as you like, but each image may only be entered once; it will be considered for the prize of the month and all entries are eligible for the overall end of year prizes.

the Full rules are here - please read them before sending your photos, we'll assume you have.

 

Be a responsible photographer: 

In May 2019, the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) launched a new social media crime prevention campaign titled Undisturbed calling on all UK wildlife photographers and drone operators to ensure the welfare of wild animals while photographing or filming them. The initiative runs until 1st November. Read more in the article written especially for CJS and please ensure you do not disturb your subjects to get that winning photo.  

 

Showcase
We'll showcase your photos through our Instagram account (instagram.com/countrysidejobs) and share our pick across our social media so make sure you include your social media handles and we'll tag you in. Meaning that it's also a great way to publicise your site or project.

See the winners here.

    

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