The Wilder Side of Birmingham and the Black Country Can you catch it on camera?

The Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust is running a year long photography competition in association with Wex Photo Video, with £1,000 in prizes up for grabs.

To celebrate their 40th anniversary the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are asking people to photograph the nature on their doorstep to showcase the wild and wonderful world around us.

The popular view of our post-industrial region does not reflect the reality of the landscape, which, thanks to its rich historical mix of industrial and rural land boasts rare and special species like water voles, kingfishers and otters. Our vibrant and varied environment, our vast array of habitats including parks, allotments, gardens and verges as well as woods, canals, rivers and hedgerows, are home to wild lives of all sizes, from beetles and tiny wood mice to badgers, deer and buzzards. There is no shortage of inspiration whether amateur or professional.

Our wildlife is as varied and valuable as that of any other part of the United Kingdom.

Delia Garratt, CEO, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country said:

‘We know Birmingham and the Black Country is bursting with wonderful wildlife and talented photographers, we’re bringing them together to showcase the very best of people and wildlife thanks to Wex Photo Video. I can’t wait to see the brilliant images and creativity of entrants’

Paul Wareham. Marketing Director of Wex Photo Video said:

“As a multichannel retailer, we are very much involved in the photographic community and are always keen to encourage engagement in the art form we love. We are delighted to support the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust competition and look forward to serving entrants in our new Birmingham store.”

Full details and entry