09 March 2016

Calling all wildlife artists and photographers

Previous GWCT NotecardThe Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is giving you the chance to show your creative side and design one of their new notecards.

The forever popular illustrated notecards are running low in stock, so the GWCT has decided to run a competition for their followers to design something new.

The GWCT are looking for all artists and photographers to send in their wildlife work. The top 10 entries will be selected by Peter Thompson, GWCT advisor and keen photographer, in the first week of June. GWCT members and the public will then be invited to vote for their favourite by 30th June.

The three most popular entries will be announced at BBC Countryside Live and be used as covers for a brand new set of limited edition notecards. Winners will also be presented with a print of their art work.

So it’s time to dust off those paints, dig out your cameras and get those perfect winter and spring images into the GWCT.

How to enter
Simply email your work to rbeeson@gwct.org.uk or tweet them to @gameandwildlife.

Competition rules
Entries are limited to one per person. Entries must not have been offered for sale or have won other competitions and they must have been taken or created in the UK. Images of zoo and captive animals will not be considered. Only digital entries supplied as high-quality JPEGs (a minimum size of 1MB, maximum 6MB) will be considered.

By submitting any images, you agree to grant the GWCT a perpetual royalty-free licence for use in our publications, on our website and in promotional material. The author will be credited where possible.

Entries close 31st May 2016.

Photo caption: Previous Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust notecard
Photo Credit: Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

ISDN radio broadcast line – at our Fordingbridge HQ we have an ISDN radio broadcast line, allowing us to conduct interviews remotely.

For information, contact:
Kate Williams
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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