Charity launches 2020 calendar competition – and we need YOUR photos!

Photographers are being invited to submit entries celebrating Staffordshire’s varied wildlife and landscapes for a 2020 charity calendar.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has launched a competition to find 12 stunning images of the wildlife and landscapes from across the county for its 2020 calendar which will go on sale later this year.

The competition follows on the success of previous calendar competitions organised by the Trust, which have seen hundreds of high quality entries being submitted.

The Trust is urging people to pick out any photographs they have already taken, check for wildlife in their gardens or head out into the countryside across the county and start snapping. Images which capture all the seasons are required for the calendar.

From bees to birds and gardens to nature reserves and living landscapes, the Trust is looking for the special species and places which people can find across the county.

The 12 best entries will feature in the 2020 calendar and winners will all receive one copy each.

Jon Owen, Press and Social Media Officer for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “We know there are many excellent photographers who love taking pictures of wildlife and landscapes across Staffordshire.

“We are lucky that our wildlife and landscapes are so varied, from the rocky ridges of the Roaches near Leek to ancient lowland heath buzzing with rare wildlife, like Highgate Common in Wombourne.

“We are especially keen to see any images which epitomise Staffordshire.

“This year is a very special year for us with it being our 50th anniversary so hopefully we’ll continue in the same way as previous years and be sent plenty of high quality photos.”

Closing date for entries is Friday 7th June 2019.

To enter the competition and to see terms and conditions, visit www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/photographycomp