CAN YOU TAKE CORNWALL'S BEST PHOTOGRAPH?

PUBLISHED: 13:20 23 July 2014 | UPDATED: 13:17 30 August 2017

2013's winning entry by Ashley Jackson

2013's winning entry by Ashley Jackson

The Woodland Trust and ice cream makers Kelly’s of Cornwall have launched a Summer photography competition

The Woodland Trust has teamed up with Kelly’s of Cornwall to launch their Wild Summer photography competition.

The Woodland Trust is teaming up with Kelly’s of Cornwall to launch this year’s Wild Summer Photography Competition, encouraging people to get outdoors and enjoy woodland across the UK.

Throughout summer the Woodland Trust and Kelly’s are encouraging budding photographers to capture their wild summer on camera for a chance to win an amazing getaway to the home of Kelly’s of Cornwall. There will also be a range of prizes for three runners up. The competition is open to all ages and abilities and can feature anything from wild animals at play, hazy summer sunsets enjoyed with delicious ice-creams or big kids and little kids going wild with dens in the woods.

Our trees, woods and countryside have provided inspiration for many iconic scenes and we want people to get out and create one of their own this summer.

Beccy Speight, Woodland Trust Chief Executive, said: “Our trees, woods and countryside have provided inspiration for many iconic scenes and we want people to get out and create one of their own this summer. There is no shortage of fantastic places to visit throughout the country to get up close and personal with nature.”

The Trust, the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity, wants to get more people out visiting our woods this summer. Just 13% of the UK is covered by woodland, which is one of the lowest amounts in the whole of Europe. The charity hopes to reconnect people with the great outdoors and remind them why it’s so special.

“An ice cream on a hot summer’s day is quintessentially British, especially if it’s an authentic Cornish ice cream like Kelly’s of Cornwall," says Lucy Morrison from Kelly’s. "Britain is filled with wonderful natural creations and that’s why we’ve teamed up with the Woodland Trust to encourage people to get outdoors and explore their local wildlife over summer. It’s the start of the summer holidays so while you’re out and about with the family, why not take a camera and capture your adventures on film – you could snap yourself an amazing ice cream experience in Cornwall!”

Last year more than 10,000 photographs were judged, featuring everything from inspiring ancient forests and colourful wildlife. Last year’s winning shot by Ashley Chaplin was used across national media, including the Guardian, Times and the BBC.

People have until September 30 to upload a competition entry at woodlandtrust.org.uk/wildsummer.

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