New Photography Competition Bringing Species Back from the Brink

6 December 2018

A new photography competition is calling on filmmakers and photographers to help save UK plant and wildlife species from the brink of extinction. 

Back from the Brink hopes to raise awareness of vanishing wildlife across the British Isles.  The project focuses in particular on the conservation of 20 species, including the Cornish Path Moss, the Shrill Carder Bee and the Narrow-headed Ant

Filmmakers and photographers of all ages and abilities are being invited to to send in images and films of the local nature and wildlife they care about. It could be animals and plants that are threatened, or those that are recovering or thriving.  

With eight different categories to choose from, the competition is looking for images and films that have a strong narrative to help inspire people to discover and value UK wildlife and landscapes.

Entry is now open via the Back from the Brink competition website, until Friday 30 August 2018.  The winners are due to be announced in mid-October 2019, and all winning films and photographs will be shown at a Back from the Brink festival in Autumn 2019.

The competition categories include a Young Person’s Award for those aged between 13 to 18, and an Innovation Award, which encourages creative new approaches to presenting stories about the natural world.  Find out more about all the categories on the competition website.

Developed by Natural England, the government’s wildlife advisory body, Back from the Brink brings together 19 charities and conservation projects from across the UK and has received a £4.6 million grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Feature image: Heathland, by Ben Hall