Black Down and Burrington Ham – Photograph competition

Monday 19th January 2015

Photographer SM(Photo - Mendip Hills AONB Unit 2015)The Discovering Black Down Project photography competition has been launched and is open for entries until 31st October 2015. People are invited to take photographs of the wildlife, landscape and historic features of Black Down and Burrington Commons to celebrate this special place in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The best 12 photos will be selected for the 2016 Discovering Black Down Calendar and the overall winner will receive a £50 prize.
A gallery on the Discovering Black Down web site will highlight entries as they are sent in through the year. There is no restriction on the number of entries each person can enter to encourage people to capture special features throughout the seasons.
Stuart Bardsley Discovering Black Down Project Officer said

‘We hope that local photography clubs will organise trips to Burrington Commons as part of their events programmes and promote it to their members. We also know that many groups, including scouts and guides amongst others, use the site throughout the year for various activities, walking, cycling, and horse riding. We would like everyone to have a go at this competition as it is often just about being in right place at the right time with a reasonable camera or even a smart phone.

You don’t have to commit to taking photos for a whole year so if you find that you can only visit once and get a great shot, then why not submit it to share with everyone and be in with a chance of it being featured in the calendar’
For more information on the competition see or contact Stuart Bardsley, Discovering Black Down Project Officer on 01761462338.