There is still plenty of time to prepare your entries for the Somerset Hedge Group 2014 digital photographic competition, as the closing date for entries is 1st October 2014. The competition follows successful competitions in 2008, 2010 and 2012, when many entries were received and the winners received cash prizes at a presentation evening. For previous entries, access the Flickr images from the Somerset hedge Group website at: www.somerset-hedgegroup.org.uk
With sponsorship from CPRE, the Mendip Hills AONB and Blackdown Hills AONB and Marshall Agroecology Ltd, this competition will run from now to the beginning of October 2014. Generous prize money of will be available for two classes: Open and Junior (aged under 15). The competition is for amateur photographers with a maximum of three entries per person. Digital images only.
So take your camera into the countryside and try to capture some of the wonderful Somerset hedgerow landscapes in summer sunshine. Have a look through your shots for hedge landscapes in autumn glory, winter frost and snow and crisp spring growth.
For an entry form and competition rules, go to www.somerset-hedgegroup.org.uk and print off a form. The Somerset Hedge Group Secretary is Joy Williams: [email protected] Entries to Dr Jon Marshall: [email protected]
More About The Somerset Hedge Group
The Somerset Hedge Group was formed in 1997 to co-ordinate the efforts of individuals and organisations who are concerned about hedgerows in the old county area of Somerset.
The objectives of the group are
• To increase everyone’s awareness of the important roles that Somerset hedges play in farming, wildlife conservation, cultural heritage and the landscape
• To provide appropriate advice to all involved with hedge management and the general public
• To undertake work that promotes the study, conservation, restoration and enhancement of hedges in Somerset.
Photo: 2008 Winning photograph “Zig-zag hedge” by Christopher Bryne, Wells.