Capture the South Downs in photo competition to win £250

A COMPETITION is offering a £250 prize to the person who can best capture ‘experiencing the natural world’ while being active in the South Downs National Park.

Monday, 13th May 2019, 4:12 pm
Picture: Autumn Gold by Lorraine Heaysman, winner of the South Downs National Park Photo Competition 2018/2019

The South Downs National Park photo competition is now open to amateur or professional photographers. 

Judges are looking for inspiring images that capture the beauty of the National Park – all while being active.

Judge Steve Watkins said: ‘I'm excited to see what the photographers produce. 

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It's a wide theme, so people can focus on their own personal interpretation of and connection to the National Park.

‘The key to creating a great image is to put in the extra bit of time and effort to elevate the photograph above being a mere snapshot.

'It may mean, for example, getting out for a walk earlier or later in the day than you normally would in order to catch the best light, or changing your viewpoint by lying on the ground or climbing a hill to capture the beauty and drama of people horse riding over the South Downs.

‘Small changes such as these can make a big difference to the resulting image.’ 

A second prize of £150 and a third prize of £50 are also on offer.