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Photography competition – Your photo could feature in Wild East Devon’s 2022 calendar

To celebrate “Bluebell Week” starting on the 26th April, East Devon District Council has launched a photo competition to find the best spring photographs of 2021.

It could be photos of landscapes, wild flowers or wildlife you have spotted this spring. Simply submit your entry by email to wild@eastdevon.gov.uk or tag your image on social media with @eastdevon and #springeastdevon before the closing date on 31st May.

The top twelve winning entries will feature in the 2022 Wild East Devon calendar. The overall winner will receive a voucher for two places on one of our bespoke events this summer such as a VIP guided tour of Seaton Wetlands or on one of our ten nature reserves. Runners up will receive a selection of folding wildlife guides.

Wild East Devon Team Leader, Tim Dafforn, said:

We’re looking forward to seeing some great entries this year including landscapes and wildlife looking spectacular this spring. It has been a great year for wildlife but a challenging one for people so we hope that this competition will lift our spirits and help us appreciate our outstanding nature and the great outdoors.

In June, a judging panel will choose the winners and top 12. The winning entries will feature in the 2022 Wild East Devon calendar which will be available to purchase from November.

Wild East Devon Ranger, Will Jones, said:

Please be careful of your footsteps when taking the photos.  In your quest to capture the beauty of the wildlife and countryside, don't accidentally cause any damage.

By entering you agree to give permission for East Devon District Council and Wild East Devon to reproduce the image for marketing and promotional purposes. Please see the terms and conditions. By submitting an entry, you warrant that the entry is entirely your own work and not copied or adapted from any other source.  You retain all rights you have in the copyright and other intellectual property rights comprising your entry.  Please do not submit any content if you do not agree to these terms. Read the privacy policy about how we will process your data for this competition eastdevon.gov.uk/privacy

To mark spring in East Devon, Wild East Devon are teaming up with the Axe Vale & District Conservation Society for a week of events, activities and video for Bluebell Week, including the photo competition. Visit eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/bluebell-week

For more information about Wild East Devon visit wildeastdevon.co.uk or contact us on: 01395 51775 or email: wild@eastdevon.gov.uk