Competition 2020

Photography, poetry and stories of Garganey Trust reserves

Budding writer or photographer? Enter our completion celebrating the beauty of our reserves.

About the competition

The competition is based on both a celebration of the heritage of the reserves and the enhancement of conservation awareness.

Competition themes can include photography of the reserve’s wildlife, wilderness, archaeology, farming, flood risk management, water management and local history.

Entries will be promoted at a final exhibition to celebrate these captured images and stories.

Who can enter?

Anyone! We have a prize for both junior and senior categories.

What’s the prize?

There competition prize is a copy of the South Yorkshire Plant Atlas for the winning photograph and winning story or poem for both the senior (15+ years) and junior entries.

How to enter

All you need to do is send us a digital photograph you’ve taken of the reserves; or a story or poem about it.

Photos and stories need to be in digital format and should be submitted by email to the Engagement Ranger at

What’s the deadline?

Saturday 28th March 2020

The public will decide the winning entries. Winners will be notified the following month. Entries may be published in the local media. Please, only one photograph or story per contestant, and please make sure you have the permission of anyone in your photo to make it public.

How the winners will be decided

All entries will be shown on the Garganey Trust website. The public will then have a chance to vote for the winner.