Photo contest to celebrate autumn in the Forest

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Published Thursday 6 November 2014

The Seasonal Snaps photo competition is back for its autumn edition, inviting people to submit their autumnal photos of the New Forest on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win great prizes.

The contest (enter here), run by the New Forest National Park Authority, aims to highlight the natural beauty of the Forest and encourage people to treasure the area. Entries can be submitted from 6 to 20 November 2014 and anyone can enter, with entries welcomed from anyone from professional photographers to smartphone-wielding amateurs.

Photos should capture autumn in the Forest, and a winning image could be a misty landscape view, an arty shot of fiery foliage, or a snap of the Forest’s free-roaming animals while out on an autumn stroll.

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 21 November and the four people with the most popular entries will win one of several exciting prizes, kindly donated by businesses:

  • A picnic day (including hamper) in Herbie the VW Beetle from New Forest Camper Hire (www.forestvwhire.com). Valid for six months
  • Family ticket to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu (www.beaulieu.co.uk). Valid until March 2016.

Barry Rickman, New Forest National Park Authority member, said: ‘Crisp clear days and the Forest’s golden foliage make this a great time to get out and about in the National Park. This competition is seeking to harness the power of social media to encourage people to celebrate the beauty of the New Forest in autumn 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:

  • Upload your picture to the Facebook page, or tweet a picture to @newforestnpa with a caption and #seasonalsnaps.
  • View all the entries and vote for your favourites on the Authority’s Facebook page.

For more on Seasonal Snaps or local photographers in the New Forest visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/photography.

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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 but there is a maximum of one prize per-person
  • 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:

Autumn stag 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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