Young Wild Photographer Competition Launched by Wildlife Conservation Charity Hen Harrier Action

Following the success of its Young Wild Writers competition last year, which attracted over 300 entries, upland wildlife conservation charity Hen Harrier Action has today announced the launch of a new competition aimed at young photographers.

The charity’s Young Wild Photographer competition is open to all young people between the ages of 12 and 18, and entries are encouraged to capture the essence of Spring as a season of renewal and reawakening. The judges are looking for images that concentrate on wildlife, plant and insect life in the UK. The competition is open until midnight on the 31st of March, and the winning entries will be announced on the charity’s live Skydancer Day broadcast via YouTube on Saturday 4th of May.

Winning and shortlisted entries will be displayed on the charity’s website and social media channels, and the overall winner will be interviewed for the Skydancer Day broadcast.

Hen Harrier Action Co-chair Indy Kiemel Greene, a familiar face from BBC Springwatch and 8 Out of 10 Bats, said “Spring is a fantastic season when I love to spend time in the British countryside. There are so many visual spectacles to capture the imagination and inspire your shots, from dew-laden spiderwebs in the morning sunlight to the emergence of early butterflies and the welcome return of our migrant birds like the Chiffchaff and Wheatear.”

Young photographers are invited to submit their best image capturing the theme of Spring renewal, with judging taking place during April, and a first prize of a £300 photography voucher awarded to the overall winning entry, with a further three highly commended images receiving £100 vouchers.

Full details and the competition entry form can be found here:

Young Wild Photographer Competition 2024