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Grab your camera and get involved in RSPB Cymru's first ever 'Winter Seascape' photo competition for young people

Last modified: 14 November 2012

View of the Welsh coast

Image: Dave Lamacraft

If you are a keen photographer or just like snapping shots with your camera phone RSPB Cymru want you to enter its first ever Winter Seascape competition. 

 RSPB Cymru is urging young people around Wales to step up for nature by visiting Wales’s coast this winter and photographing the dramatic scenery they see.

This will be the first ever photographic competition organised by the conservation charity in Wales, and aims to highlight the amazing seascape of Wales and show how important this habitat is for wildlife.

Gareth Cunningham is RSPB Cymru Marine policy officer and  is organising the competition. He says: “Whatever stirs your imagination or inspires you, whether it’s the starling roosts around Aberystwyth pier or the winter sea in all its stormy glory, we want to see your images.”

The winner will receive their photograph printed onto canvas and a free voyage for themselves and a friend or parent to RSPB Ramsey Island next year, redeemable between April and October 2013. This fantastic prize is courtesy of RSPB Cymru and Thousand Islands Expeditions (

Entries should be uploaded onto RSPB Cymru Photo Group on Flickr or RSPB Cymru’s Facebook page, with Winterscapes in the title and where the photograph was taken, by Monday 7 January.

A maximum of three entries per person is allowed and the photographs must be taken in Wales. Runners up can look forward to their images being displayed alongside the winning entry on the website.

Copyright of all competition entries will remain with the photographer, but RSPB Cymru reserves the right to publish the winning pictures free of charge for publicity purposes. Entrants must not be professional photographers and must be between the ages of 16 and 21. For more info go to or call Gareth on 02920 353 000.

How you can help

Current proposals to create marine protected areas in the waters of each country offer almost no protection for seabirds. With the support of people like you, we can continue to fight for better protection for our seas.

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