WWT Martin Mere Launches 40th Anniversary Photography Competition

11 March 2015

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has launched a 40th anniversary photography competition to showcase the best wildlife on display at the centre. Upload your best snap taken at the centre over the past year for your chance to win some fantastic camera equipment.

The competition will be judged in two categories, one for adults and one for children under the age of 16. First prize in the adult competition is £500 worth of Panasonic camera equipment and first prize in the junior section will receive £300 worth of Fuji camera equipment, both prizes have been donated by London Camera Exchange.  As well as being entered to win these great prizes, all pictures entered will be on display for everyone to see in the exhibition hall throughout the month of June.

To enter the competition for your chance to win one of these fantastic prizes, upload your best pictures taken at the centre between September 2014 and May 2015 to either the Flickr group “Martin Mere 40th Anniversary Photograph Competition” or upload your pictures to Instagram using the hashtag #MM40Photocomp.

Closing date for the competition is the 31st May 2015 and the winners will be informed in the first week of June. For further details please visit: http://www.wwt.org.uk/photocomp.
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am to 6pm from the 28 March and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6.  The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations.  Visit the web site http://www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere/ to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight WWT Wetland Centres.

Contact: Victoria Fellowes on 01704 891240 or email [email protected]

Notes to editors

• The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is one of the world’s largest and most respected wetland conservation organisations working globally to safeguard and improve wetlands for wildlife and people
• Founded in the UK in 1946 by the late Sir Peter Scott, today we complement wetland conservation work carried out worldwide with a network of nine UK visitor centres
• Wetland Centres are where people can have close encounters with awe-inspiring nature – wildlife clusters near water so there is always something to see at a Wetland Centre, every day of the year
• As well as hundreds of species of birds, you can also see other wetland creatures like otters, watervoles and dragonflies in their natural environment
• WWT Wetland Centres hold year-round events such as walks and talks, canoe safaris and feeding sessions, photography and craft classes, children’s activities and a host of special guest speakers
• All WWT Wetland Centres have comfortable hides, easy pathways, fully stocked cafes and gift shops, Disabled and Mother & Baby facilities and lots of interactive ways to get close to wildlife
• WWT members enjoy free access to all nine visitor centres and are kept up to date with developments through an award-winning quarterly magazine, Waterlife

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