When it comes to wildlife, there’s even more reason to be on the lookout in the borough this autumn with the return of the Ealing Wildlife Group’s (EWG) third annual photography exhibition – which is now open and accepting entries.
People are encouraged to submit their best work for the chance to see their entry displayed in a special exhibition in Walpole Park.
The annual competition and exhibition has proved hugely popular with the local community since it was launched in 2017. It is organised in partnership between Ealing Council and Ealing Wildlife Group and aims to showcase the borough’s nature, parks and open spaces, and celebrate the important relationships between people and wildlife.
There are six categories to enter:
- Beautiful Ealing
- Fantastic Flora
- Relationships with Nature
- Up Close and Personal
- Urban Wildlife
- Young Wildlife Explorers (for under 16s).
You can submit up to three photographs for consideration, and they should celebrate the local wildlife, green spaces, biodiversity, environment and your relationship with them. Winning submissions being displayed in the public exhibition in Walpole Park throughout October and November 2019.
The competition is not judged purely on technical ability, of equal importance is your description of what the photo means to you and why it’s interesting. So, whether you’re a photographic enthusiast or an armchair wildlife observer, every skill level is welcome.
Sean McCormack, founder and Chairman of EWG said: “We’re incredibly proud and excited that our photography exhibition is entering its third year. We had an amazing response to the exhibition in both 2017 and 2018 – it really does highlight the joy and beauty that can be found in local wildlife and nature.
“The aim of our annual wildlife photography competition has always been to showcase our natural, wild spaces and celebrate the important relationships between people and wildlife in the Borough of Ealing.”
Councillor Mik Sabiers, cabinet member for environment and highways said: “Hopefully this competition and exhibition will help inspire residents of all ages to enjoy the green spaces and wildlife on their doorstep and I am sure Ealing’s flourishing fauna and rich biodiversity will provide the perfect backdrop for some beautiful photography.
“Whether you live in, work or are just visiting Ealing I’d encourage everyone to be on the lookout for the borough’s wonderful wildlife.
“And who knows, your picture could be a winning entry and be recognised alongside some of the best photography across the local area.”
To enter, photos must have been taken within the Borough of Ealing within the last 5 years. Entry is open until Friday September 13 at 6pm. Entry is on the EWG website where you can also see all previous winners, as well as full terms and conditions.
Winners will be announced at the grand unveiling of the exhibition in Walpole Park, starting at 1pm on Saturday October 5 at the bandstand pavilion opposite the Rickyard Café.