Capture ‘From Dawn Till Dusk’!
The Countryfile Photographic competition is now open for entries. The theme of this year’s contest is ‘From Dawn Till Dusk’ and we want your pictures of the British landscape, its wildlife and its inhabitants, captured at dawn, at dusk, and all hours in between. The best twelve will then make up the Countryfile Calendar for 2017, which we’ll sell in aid of BBC Children in Need.
Once again John Craven will be chairing the judging panel which this year includes Deborah Meaden from Dragon’s Den, comedian Rhona Cameron, and wildlife cameraman Simon King. They’ll be helping John choose their favourite 12 photographs before we let you decide which of them is the overall winner.
But first we need your photos!
How to enter the competition
Once you have your ‘From Dawn Till Dusk’ pictures, write your name, address and a daytime and evening phone number on the back of each photo with a note of where it was taken. You can enter up to three photographs per person.
Send your entries to:
Countryfile Photographic Competition
The competition closes at midnight on Friday the 22nd July.
Please ensure you read the full terms and conditions before entering.
The theme 'From Dawn Till Dusk' is open to the interpretation of the photographer. But entries should feature landscape photographs of the British Isles, or wild or farm animals, preferably in a rural setting. Pictures of pets are not eligible for the competition - nor are zoo animals. Any images of British wildlife in captivity must be declared as such.
The competition will have one overall winner voted for by Countryfile viewers. Not only will their picture take pride of place on the cover of the calendar, they’ll also get to choose photographic equipment to the value of £1,000. The person who takes the judges’ favourite photo gets to choose equipment to the value of £500.
The competition isn’t open to professionals and, because we want something original, entries must not have won other national competitions. Each entrant can send in up to three photos, which must be taken in the UK – but they must be hard copies, not emailed or computer files. Unfortunately, entries cannot be returned.
It’s estimated that every year thousands of farm animals are killed or injured by pet dogs. It’s a particular problem at this time of year when pregnant ewes and newborn lambs are in the fields. Recently on Countryfile Tom met Terena Plowright, a shepherdess and dog trainer who has set up Sheepwatch UK to help reduce the number of attacks. She wants farmers to report all cases of dogs worrying sheep so that they can build up a picture of the true scale of the problem.
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