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Get snapping - competition seeks to find Exeter’s favourite trees

Published: 25 October 2022

Get snapping - competition seeks to find Exeter’s favourite trees Tree photo competition

It’s that time of year again when budding photographers are being asked to take a picture of their favourite tree in Exeter as part of a photographic competition.

It’s the third year running that the City Council has run the competition, teaming up with Devon Trees Services who are offering up a series of great prizes.

The person who takes the best image will win a Haynes manual for Trees and a framed photograph of the picture, with the runner-up receiving a framed photograph of their picture . Once again there is also an under-16 category for budding junior photographers, with the same prizes for the winner and runner-up.

The competition is being organised in the run up to National Tree Week – 27 November to 5 December.

Cllr Amal Ghusain, Lead Councillor for City Management and Environmental Services, said: “This competition has always proved popular with the people of Exeter. Last year’s competition attracted more than 100 entries with some fabulous pictures sent in.”

“Exeter has so many beautiful trees so we can’t wait to see everyone’s favourites!” she added

Pictures must have been taken recently – after 24 October 2022 – and images submitted from last year’s competition will not be allowed. There is a maximum of two entries per person and the deadline for entries is 18 November.

The competition is only open to people living in Exeter and they must be amateur photographers. The City Council reserve the right to reproduce any pictures submitted in future publications, online stories or social media posts.

Pictures can be with or without people but must include a tree from within Exeter. They can be selfies, arty shots, black and white or colour images. They might be fun shots with children, friends or family in or just a simple shot of your favourite tree. If there are people in the shot, please ensure that they have given their permission to be photographed.

People can upload their pictures by using the following link, or alternatively email their entry to Alternatively, pictures can be sent to: Public Realm Trees, room 3.32, civic centre, Exeter EX1 1JN. Entries must be clearly marked ‘ECC tree photo competition’ and have a name, age of photographer and an accurate location of the tree and the date the picture was taken.

A judging panel will decide the best pictures and prizes awarded to the best adult and runner-up and best junior entry and runner-up.

National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year). This year it takes place from Sunday 27 November to Monday 5 December. Further information about national events can be found on the Tree Council website

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