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Photo Competition to celebrate our Commons


Tuesday 04 September, 2018


We have more than 300 commons in Norfolk, and a new photography competition launched today hopes local people can capture the essence of why they are so special to us.

Head of people and Wildlife at Norfolk Wildlife Trust, David North explains: “Our heritage of commons across the county is part of what makes Norfolk so exceptional: brilliant for wildlife and great places to explore and relax. Help us celebrate them by entering a photo of your local common to our competition. It can have been taken previously or hopefully you’ll feel inspired to venture out to your local common now! It can be of people, landscape, wildlife: whatever is important to you, but must be taken in Norfolk and showing Norfolk commons.”

There are some fantastic prizes on offer, kindly donated by NWT Investors in Wildlife Jessops and Cley Spy. The star prize is an award-winning Jessops Academy Photography Experience Day worth £125. Second prize is an opticron digiscope adapter and third prize is Opticron 8x21 Adventurer binoculars.

Nathan Jermey at Jessops Norwich said: “At Jessops we are delighted to continue our support for Norfolk Wildlife Trust, particularly with an exciting competition that will stimulate interest in Norfolk's wonderful commons and wildlife photography.”

To enter email your photo as an attachment (no bigger than 4mb) to competition@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk along with the following details: your name, the name of the common and location, date taken and title of your image. You can send a maximum of three entries. Full terms and conditions here.

The competition closes midnight on Sunday 30 September, at the end of a week-long celebration of Norfolk’s commons. From Saturday 22 September, Norfolk Wildlife Trust is holding a week of free walks, talks, activities and events to celebrate our heritage of common land in the county. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 2 October 2018 and a selection of images displayed on NWT’s website thereafter.

The photography competition and Commons Week are part of a two year Wildlife in Common project, run by Norfolk Wildlife Trust in partnership with Norfolk County Council and University of East Anglia. It empowers local people to connect with their common land, survey commons for wildlife and ultimately may lead to the creation of new commons in Norfolk. The project has been made possible by National Lottery players thanks to £58,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), with additional support of £7,750 from Essex & Suffolk Water Branch Out fund.  
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