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the Great Solent Birdwatch photography competition

The Great Solent Birdwatch photography competition

Win £40 of gift vouchers

If you’re inspired to take photographs along the coast during this year’s Great Solent Birdwatch, then enter your two best images for a chance to win one of two £40 gift vouchers.

Age categories

There are two categories – junior, for anyone under 18, and adults – with a prize for the winner in each category.

Photo subjects

We always welcome photos of our overwintering coastal birds – dark-bellied brent geese and wigeon ducks for example – but we’d be delighted to see any photos of birds you’ve seen in the Bird Aware Solent area during the Great Solent Birdwatch (23-31 October), or views of our beautiful coastline.

How to enter

Email up to two photos to before midnight on Sunday 14 November 2021 and let us know which category you’re entering (junior or adult) as well as when and where you took the photograph. The winner will be chosen by the Bird Aware Solent ranger team with the winner announced on social media by mid November.

Follow the Coastal Code

Make sure you follow the Coastal Code when you’re taking photographs: look out for birds, move further away if they become alert, keep dogs alongside you and follow requests on signs.

Share on social media!

As well as entering your photos into the competition, we’d love you to share them on social media using #GSB2021 – don’t forget to share your #surveyselfie.

For more details about the competition, see the Great Solent Birdwatch photography competition terms and conditions.

Oystercatchers on the beach

Great Solent Birdwatch photography competition terms and conditions

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