Give exposure to the Ouse Washes: EA photo competition

Heritage Lottery Fund

I was made aware of the following photo competition organised by the Environment Agency. I am afraid there is no cash prize here, but one could nevertheless gain eternal digital glory, as the winning image will serve as the Environment Agency’s Twitter banner image for the East of England region. With over 3,000 followers already, your image would get a lot of exposure on a daily basis.

The Environment Agency describes the task at hand as such: “get creative and think of what you think represents the spring in the east of England.” The image has to be a landscape photograph, taken in the East of England.

There are loads of professional and amateur photographers out there who can see the natural beauty of the Ouse Washes landscape – you can help us in putting the Ouse Washes landscape ‘on the map’.

Water defines the Ouse Washes landscape, and spring is also a great season for seeing wildlife flourishing in and around the various nature reserves in the area. So, get out and take that picture!

The Environment Agency will announce the winning picture on the spring equinox, March 20. See here for details how to enter the competition.

If you would like to share your pictures with the world, why not use this blog as your podium? See for instance this previous post for some unusual images taken with the aid of a kite. I am more than happy to showcase people’s work through the blog; just send me an email with your ideas or images.

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River Great Ouse at Earith – photo by Pete Johnstone for Cambridgeshire ACRE

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I am currently coordinating a partnership-led bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (for a circa £600K Heritage Grant bid) focusing on strengthening the unique yet vulnerable natural heritage in the Cambridgeshire Fens surrounding the Old west River, the new 'New Life on the Old West' project. Until recently I was the Programme Manager for the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme, leading on the 1-year development and 3-year delivery phases of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant-aided Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP) scheme (from Dec 2012 until March 2017), on behalf of and in close cooperation with a wide range of local, regional and national partner organisations. The Ouse Washes LP's portfolio of 51 projects have focused on: conservation works to historic and natural environmental assets; improving community participation & engagement with the landscape and its heritage; increasing access and learning opportunities; and providing more opportunities for training in traditional land management skills. The overall aim has been to leave a long-term legacy for this fascinating and unique landscape, in the process creating tangible improvements to social, economic and environmental aspects of this landscape, its heritage and communities.