Snap up a prize in national parks photo competition
This is an archived press release
Wednesday 18 April 2012Take only pictures, leave only footprints – good advice to photographers everywhere, but especially in a national park where perfect pictures could win prizes.
The UK’s family of 15 national parks is running an Olympic-year competition to find the most stunning photographs of the most beautiful scenery in the country. No gold medals are on offer but the winner will be able to choose from Merrell’s spring/summer collection of outdoor gear.
Tony Favell, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority, said: “I hope many people will enter the competition and do justice to our spectacular views.
“The Peak District has inspired brilliant images down the years, from brooding Kinder Scout to dramatic Stanage Edge and bucolic Dovedale. We have many other super settings and I urge everyone with a camera to get out there and do their best.”
Other national parks across England, Scotland and Wales include the ever-popular Lake District, the secluded North York Moors, the northern-most Cairngorms, the newcomer South Downs and the sea-swept Pembrokeshire Coast.
Any of these and more could make an impression on judges Ben Fogle, TV adventurer and president of the Campaign for National Parks; Kathryn Cook, co-ordinator of the UK Association of National Park Authorities, and Emily Carr, of partner company Merrell.
The closing date is noon on Thursday May 10, and the winner will be announced on May 15. To enter, go to www.nationalparks.gov.uk/winninglandscapes
Photographs must be in electronic jpg format, of 1 to 5MB, in colour or black-and-white, and entrants must give permission for their pictures to be reproduced.