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Photography competition to find favourite trees in Exeter

Published: 15 September 2021

Photography competition to find favourite trees in Exeter Photography competition

For the second year running, people are being asked to take a picture of their favourite tree in Exeter as part of a photographic competition.

The person who takes the best image will win a Haynes tree manual, a tree trail field guide and a framed photograph of the picture, with the runner-up receiving a field guide. 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 run by Exeter City Council in the run up to National Tree Week – 27 November to 5 December, with the prizes kindly donated by Devon Tree Services.

Cllr David Harvey, Lead Councillor for City Management, said: “Last year’s competition proved so popular, with more than 70 entries, we thought it would be great to do it again and see if people’s favourite trees had changed.

“Exeter has so many beautiful trees so we can’t wait to see your favourites!” he added

People can upload their pictures directly 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.

The closing date for entries is 19 November but get snapping before Autumn winds blow all the leaves off the trees!

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.

Pictures must have been taken recently – after 13 September 2021 – and images submitted for last year’s competition will not be allowed. There is a maximum of two entries per person.

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.

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). In 2021, it will take place from Saturday 27 November to Sunday 5 December Further information about national events can be found on the Tree Council website National Tree Week - Take part in the Tree Council's Seasonal Campaign

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