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‘Observing Narrowly’ Spring Photography Competition.

Gilbert White viewed nature by ‘observing narrowly’ and changed forever how we look at the natural world.

This year we will be holding four seasonal photography competitions culminating in a exhibition in 2022.

If you have a Spring nature photograph you wish to enter simply send it to or post it on social media using #observingnarrowly and tagging us!

Competition deadline is 23rd May 2021

Winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be announced on May 31st.


3rd Prize: 1 years Free entry for the winner, £10 voucher for giftshop or café.

2nd Prize: 1 years free entry for the winner and one other and £20 voucher for giftshop or café.

1st Prize: 1 years free entry for up to five people, and £30 voucher for the giftshop or café.

All prize winning pictures will be displayed in 2022 for our ‘Observing Narrowly’ Photography exhibition. 

The rules

JPEGs only

Please send us your photographs either by using the above email or by tagging and using the hashtag, if the hashtag we cannot be sure it is an entry. If you do not tag us there is a risk we will not see it.

Photographs must be seasonal (i.e. clearly show they were taken in spring) and nature related. 

The photographs do not have to be taken in 2021.

This competition is open to all ages and abilities and will all be judged together. 

Entries must be sent between 1st March 2021 and the 23rd May 2021. Any earlier or later entries will not be counted.

All entrants must own copyright.

All entries need to be high enough quality to be printed at at least A4. Maximum resolution of 2000 x3000.

By entering the competition you are allowing us to share your photograph on our social media (You will be credited).

By entering you are giving us use of the image with no payment.

A release for any recognisable people must be available.

By entering the competition you are agreeing to us potentially displaying your photograph in our ‘Observing Narrowly’ Exhibition in 2022.