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Photo competition launches

The South Downs National Park photo competition returns for 2021, with a first prize of £250 on offer to the amateur or professional photographer who best captures this year’s theme of “Nature Makes Me Happy”.


Judges will be looking for uplifting images that capture the beauty of the natural world – whether that be landscape, wildlife, rivers and coastline, woodland, a piece of history, or people enjoying the National Park. The broad theme could also cover those “happy places” in the South Downs that replenish the soul.


The top prize for the adult category will be £250, with a runner-up prize of £150, third prize of £100 and fourth prize of £50.


The youth competition returns with categories for 10 years and under and 11 to 17. There will be a prize of a family pass to Marwell Zoo for the 10 years and under category, while the prize for 11 to 17 category will be a family pass for a segway ride at Go Ape.


The deadline for entries is Sunday 31st October. To download the entry form see www.southdowns.gov.uk/care-for/photocompetition2021/

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