Get ready for Julian Gardner Award 2015

As spring is finally is finally round the corner, UK’s top wildlife research charity is asking amateur photographers to go outside and take a prize-winning picture of British wildlife or countryside. Organized by Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Julian Gardner Award is now in its 4th year and is handed to the photographer who has encapsulated the beauty and wonder of British nature most successfully.

The award is handed in 2 categories – adult as well as sixteen-and-under. Last year’s adult category champ was Shaun Barrow of Barnstaple, He took it for his dramatic snapshot of a cuckoo, when Mairi Eyres of Llangedwyn clicked the delicate photo of a beetle which won the sixteen-and-under category.

The competition would be judged by Laurie Campbell, award-winning wildlife photographer, Peter Thompson GWCT advisor, as well as GWCT publications editor Louise Shervington. The winner will be declared at CLA Game Fair 2015 this summer. Peter Thompson, offering his advice to probable entrants, told that at times the most amazing snaps are relatively simple, portraying an incredible landscape or spectacular individual species in its natural environment, allowing nature to show itself.

The award is named after Julian Gardner, the Sussex farmer, who was tragically lost his life while defending his property in October 2010. The award event is made possible by a donation from Julian’s friends and family.