Land Trust launches 2021 photography competition

26th February 2021

The Land Trust has launched its annual photography competition, with this year’s theme focusing on hope.

As the UK has received an indication of how we may begin to return to normality following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust is asking people to capture the parts of spending time outdoors that mean the most to them.

This could be the precious time spent with your bubble during lockdown, the beautiful moments of nature you’ve captured, or the memories you’re able to make as restrictions are gradually lifted over the next few months.

The Trust will be doing things slightly differently this year and will choose a monthly winner for the competition, starting in March and ending in October, before the competition closes and the overall winner will be chosen. Monthly winners will receive a £15 voucher of their choosing and the overall winner will receive a £100 voucher.

Last year’s competition saw over 200 entries, with more people getting out and capturing the beauty of the Trust’s sites through the first two national lockdowns.

The theme this year is also inspired by the 2020 winner, Laura Hope, whose winning photograph was of her daughter Sophie at Elba Park.


In submitting her entry, Laura said: “This photo was taken just after Sophie walked independently for 1.5 miles around the park, which is a huge achievement.

“I love the way the sun is shining behind her and the massive smile on her face. We call Elba Park her ‘happy place’ and that shines through in this photo. It means so much to us as a family.”

You can read more about Sophie’s amazing story here.

Anyone can enter this year’s competition. You don’t need to be a professional photographer. All entries need to be taken at one of the Land Trust’s 80 parks and green spaces – to find your nearest Land Trust space go to our visit us page.

The competition will close on Monday 1 November, with the overall winner to be chosen via a public vote on the Land Trust’s social media channels.

For full terms and conditions and details on how to enter click here.


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