Simply search VisitWoods for a wood, get shooting and upload. Here's how...
How to find a wood and upload images
already got a photo to enter? Just upload it to the wood page before 31st July 2013 and you'll be in with a chance. So far we’ve seen everything from snow scenes to mighty hornbeams...keep them coming.
This category celebrates our connection with forests. Because they’re our playgrounds, our inspiration - and they need our protection.
WWF is working hard to protect forests across the globe from the many threats they face - from illegal logging to climate change. As well as being a home to wildlife, forests are vital to our planet’s health and fundamental to our well-being. Forests also provide food, shelter, fuel and a source of income to 1.6 billion people in poverty.
This category is all about the wildlife you find on your woodland trips from birds and bees to deer and dormice.
Bringing two great "tree brands" together in a community outreach effort, DoubleTree supports VisitWoods to develop a series of natural education initiatives that encourage and inspire people across the UK to connect with and appreciate the importance of woodlands and their wildlife.
This category is for budding photographers aged 14 and under – capture your wild adventures and exciting discoveries out in the woods.
Explore secret hiding places, nooks and crannies. Experiment with different perspectives by crawling on your belly or climbing up high. Show off your favourite tree or an unforgettable wildlife sighting, or simply show us how you, your friends and family enjoy playing in the woods.
Ancient woodland is home to a wealth of wildlife and is the UK equivalent to rainforests. We’re looking for images of woods old or new demonstrating how they create our scenery and landscapes for all generations to enjoy.
Photos uploaded between 1st March 2013 and 31st July 2013 will automatically count as an entry.
Simply find a wood that's listed on this site, get snapping then upload your image.You can enter as many images as you like and you don't need to specify a category.
Entry terms and conditions
Supported by the Disabled Photographers' Society - access needn't hold you back from photographing nature.
How to find the right wood for you
If you're photographing people, please get their approval and if you're photographing children you'll need their parent or guardian's permission.
Entries for the Nature’s Playground category by children 14 and under should be uploaded by a parent/responsible adult on behalf of the child. You’ll also need their parents’ permission.
Overall winner - £500 in high street vouchers plus a 3 night stay for 2 at a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in the UK*
Category winners - 3 x £250 in vouchers, a Wildlife Whisperer nest box designed by Simon King, 4kg of premium bird food and a seed feeder from Garden Bird Supplies
5 x £50 high street vouchers for highly commended runners up.
*Prize excludes meals, refreshments and entertainment.
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