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Deadline: July 21, 2014
Winner is: Judged & Voted
Entry: Free Entry

Ulster Wildlife’s 2014 Photo Contest

Ulster Wildlife's 2014 Photo Contest Capture Northern Ireland’s amazing wildlife and wild places with your camera and enter Ulster Wildlife’s 2014 Photo Contest ‘Nature Matters’ this spring and summer.


There are 12 categories in total

Wildlife Portrait A photograph capturing the character of a local marine or terrestrial animal in its natural habitat

Urban Wildlife From city green spaces to town gardens, we are keen to see entries exposing your local wildlife

Plant Life (land/coastal/sea) Whether it is underwater kelp forests or prickly pines, giant oaks or coastal flowers, we want to see your best images of our beautiful plant life.

Ulster Wildlife Nature Reserves Visit any of our 19 nature reserves and capture it in your own unique way. (This is the only category which will be confined to our nature reserves).

Living Landscapes Use your imagination to capture our Living Landscapes around Northern Ireland

Living Seas Use your imagination to capture our Living Seas coastal landscape

Nature in Flight This active category is your chance to capture nature moving at its fastest (or in slow motion)

Under Water A category for intrepid photographers who can capture the marine life living under our waves

Nature and You How do you interact with your environment? Sailing or surfing through the waves, strolling through wondrous meadows, relaxing on sandy shores or picnicking in the forest.

Nature Up Close This is your chance to make us look at nature in a different way.

Budding Photographers (Age 12 – 18) We are excited to see entries from this age group in any of the above categories. Please include your age and chosen category with your entry

Budding Photographers (Under 11’s) We are excited to see entries from this age group in any of the above categories. Please include your age and chosen category with your entry

This year we are pleased to announce that our ‘Nature Matters’ 2014 Photography Exhibition will launch at Belfast City Hall and is generously sponsored by Bombardier Aerospace. The Photography Exhibition will run from 30th August – 20th September 2014.

On the opening day – Saturday 30th August – there will be a morning reception for our Winners, Sponsors and invited guests. Here we will announce the Overall Winner, voted by the public via a social media campaign in July/August.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The Individual Category prizes have been kindly sponsored by organisations including Alive Surf School, Black & Lizars, Denman, Dive Skool, DV Diving, Jackson Sports, the Sunflower Bar, Belfast and Wildlife Watch (each prize to the value of £100.00). Winners will also receive a 2015 ‘Nature Matters’ Calendar, featuring the winning images, and an invitation to the Opening of the ‘Nature Matters’ Photographic Exhibition at Belfast City Hall in August.

The Overall Winner of the 'Nature Matters' 2014 Photography Competition will be decided by a Public Vote once the 12 Individual Category Winners have been chosen by the Judges. This prize has been kindly sponsored by Black & Lizars (retail value £300.00) ELIGIBILITY: Open to all / All images must be taken in Ulster/Northern Ireland

All images must be submitted as JPEGs no larger than 2mb, saved at a high quality level, e.g. 10 in Photoshop, Adobe R GB (1998) and must be 1920 pixels on the longest dimension Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: All photographs submitted must be the work of the individual who submits them. USAGE RIGHTS: By submitting a photograph to this competition entrants agree that Ulster Wildlife reserves the right to free reproduction and exhibit ion the image in all media to promote Ulster Wildlife’s work. Photographers will be credited if an image is used.

The 12 winning images will be available to the competition's sponsors for promotional use connected with the competition. Photographers will be credited if an image is used. No images will be passed to a third party unless permission has been gained from the photographer beforehand.

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