Snap your ‘iconic’ image of the New Forest National Park

Published Friday 15 May 2009

Top prizes are on offer this year to winners of the annual New Forest National Park Authority and Forestry Commission photography competition.

This year’s competition promises to be bigger and better than ever before with the top prize being £500 worth of photography vouchers.

For the first time the competition has also gone digital with a dedicated email address and a mobile phone category.

The theme is your ‘iconic’ image of the New Forest National Park, part of a national celebration of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty.

Martin O’Neill, Director of Information and Visitor Services at the New Forest National Park Authority, said: ‘The aim of this year’s competition is to encourage a record number of people to take part. We want as many people as possible to send in their ‘iconic’ pictures of the New Forest to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.

‘So whether you are a fan of the famous New Forest pony or enjoy the woods, heaths or salt marshes of the National Park we want your photographs.’

Photographs should be no bigger than 5mb and mobile phone photographs need to be over 1mb.

This year’s categories and prizes in photography vouchers are:

  • Overall outstanding picture £500
  • Best picture over 16s £250
  • Best mobile phone picture £150
  • Best picture under 16s £100

Closing date for the competition is Monday 16 November 2009.

Before sending your photograph visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/photography_competition to read the rules and complete an entry form.

Email all entries with the completed entry form to photocompetition@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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Notes to Editors:
For more information about the 60th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 visit www.diamondsinthelandscape.org.uk

Media Contacts:
Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
Email: karen.evans@newforestnpa.gov.uk

Libby Holmes, Communications and Communities Manager
Email: libby.holmes@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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