Still time to take part in tree photography competition
Published: 3 November 2020
There’s still time to get out and about and take a picture of your favourite tree in Exeter.
The City Council has launched a photography competition in the run-up to National Tree Week – 28 November to 6 December.
Entries close on Friday 20 November and the best picture will win a tree – kindly donated by Devon Tree Services - and a framed photograph of the picture. There is also an under-16 category for budding junior photographers, with the same prizes donated by the City Council.
Cllr David Harvey, Lead Councillor for Environment and City Management, said: “With another national ‘lockdown’ people can still get out and about for exercise and enjoy Exeter’s many green spaces safely whilst social distancing. This is the perfect opportunity to combine a walk in the park, your local woods or even the back garden with a photograph of your favourite tree.
“These are difficult times and for many nature is a source of great comfort and has been proven to help with mental health. Exeter has so many beautiful trees so we’d be interested to see your favourites.”
People can post their pictures on the City Council Facebook site or email their entry in to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 a location of the tree
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.
The competition is open to amateur photographers only, with a maximum of two entries per person.
A judging panel will decide the best pictures and prizes awarded to the best adult and best junior entry.
“We’re conscious that not everyone in Exeter will have a garden or a spot to plant a tree, so we would be more than happy to find a suitable place if that’s the case,” added Cllr Harvey.