Celebrate the Forest with your summer snaps


Published Wednesday 23 July 2014

Our Seasonal Snaps photo competition is back for its summer outing, inviting people to submit their seasonal photos of the Forest on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win great prizes.

The summer edition of Seasonal Snaps runs from 23 July to 6 August 2014 and is open to all, with entries welcomed from anyone from professional photographers to smartphone-wielding amateurs. Photos should capture summer in the Forest, and ideally be taken while on a car-free adventure.

A winning photo could be the view from the top deck of the New Forest Tour or the shoreline at Lepe after a trip on the Beach Bus. It could be a wonderful landscape view from the saddle of horse or bike, or just a snap of the forest’s free-roaming animals whilst out on a stroll. By exploring without a car you’re helping to care for the fragile landscapes of the National Park.

The winners will be chosen by a public vote, which will be open throughout the competition on the National Park Authority’s Facebook page. The results will be announced on 7 August and the four most popular entries will win one of several exciting prizes, kindly donated by local businesses:

Seasonal Snaps entrants will also be helping to mark National Parks Week. This nationwide celebration of all that is good about the UK's National Parks takes place this year from 28 July to 3 August.

Barry Rickman, New Forest National Park Authority member, said: ‘This competition is seeking to harness the power of social media to encourage people to celebrate the beauty of the New Forest and encourage others to protect and cherish the area.

‘I wish all the entrants the best of luck and I hope they enjoy photographing the unique landscape of the National Park.’

Entering the competition takes only a couple of minutes and the process is very simple:

  1. Visit www.facebook.com/newforestnpa and ‘like’ the page
  2. Upload your picture to the Facebook page, or tweet a picture to @newforestnpa with a caption and #seasonalsnaps.
  3. View all the entries and vote for your favourites on the Authority’s Facebook page.

For more information on National Parks Week visit www.nationalparks.gov.uk/visiting/national-parks-week-2014.

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Terms and conditions:

  • Entrants must be 16 years or older to enter
  • Photographs must have been taken within the New Forest National Park by the person submitting
  • Multiple entries and votes per-person are allowed
  • Competition not open to National Park Authority staff or their relations
  • Photos can have been taken any time and with any type of camera or phone
  • Entrants must ‘like’ New Forest National Park Authority on Facebook to be eligible to win
  • By entering the contest, entrants agree to have their submitted name displayed on our website and used by us for any purpose, at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation. We reserve the right to disqualify users, without notice, and for any reason. Entrants agree to allow New Forest National Park Authority to use their entry in any promotional material.

Notes to photo editors:

Summer pony by Luke Parkinson.

Notes to editors:

About the New Forest National Park Authority

Protect - Enjoy - Prosper

The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:

  • Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park - Protect
  • Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.

We also have a duty to:

  • Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.

The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.

Visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk to find out more.

Media Contact:

Matt Stroud, Communications Assistant, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
Email: matt.stroud@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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