Submit spring snaps of the Forest

seasonal snaps

Published Wednesday 22 April 2015

The New Forest’s Seasonal Snaps photo competition is back, giving people the chance to win great prizes for entering their springtime photos online.

View the entries so far and vote for your favourites.

Entries can be submitted on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram from 22 April to 6 May and the process is very simple:

  • Post a picture on Instagram or Twitter with #seasonalsnaps, or upload your snap on our Facebook page
  • Visit the Authority’s Facebook page to view all the photos and get your friends to vote for your entries.

The contest, run by the New Forest National Park Authority, highlights the natural beauty of the Forest and encourages people to treasure the area. It looks to build on the success of the autumn edition, which attracted over 4,300 votes across 222 photos.

Photos should capture spring in the Forest, perhaps foals frolicking, spring flowers bursting into bloom, or families enjoying long days in the great outdoors.

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

  • An overnight stay for two guests at New Park Manor, near Brockenhurst, including breakfast, a 25 minute massage or facial per person, full use of the spa facilities and a bottle of Prosecco on arrival
  • Family ticket to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu
  • Three course lunch for two at The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst
  • Family ticket on the New Forest Tour between 27 June and 13 September.

A selection of entries will also be exhibited at this summer’s New Forest Open Art exhibition at the New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst, which last year attracted around 10,000 visitors.

Previous Seasonal Snaps winner, now a competition judge, Alan Sutton said: ‘I’ve really enjoyed taking part in the last few Seasonal Snaps, and have been lucky enough to win a couple of great prizes. I think everyone should enter their favourite photos and get their friends to vote so they can win one of the excellent prizes. Even if you don't win then you still have the pleasure of sharing a special moment with like-minded lovers of the New Forest.

‘I’m looking forward to being a judge for one of the prizes in this spring’s competition, where I will be judging on technical ability and image quality, as well as taking subject difficulty into account.’

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 on Facebook must enter their email address and agree to receive a regular email newsletter 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 online or in any promotional material without credit.

Notes to photo editors:

Bellowing stag by previous winner Alan Sutton.

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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