Swan by Jason SteelKent Wildlife Trust has launched its 6th annual Wildlife Photography Competition to encourage local residents to venture out this spring and summer to capture images of the natural assets of the ‘Garden of England’.

The four broad categories cover Fauna (mammals, insects, birds etc.), Flora (plants, trees, lichens, fungi etc.), Landscape, Coastline & People and Junior (aged 17 and under). Photographs can be taken at nature reserves, parks, schools, gardens, seaside etc., but must be in Kent.

The competition is free to enter and open to all* – with super prizes to be won and the winning entries showcased in Wild Kent magazine and the Trust’s website and at its five visitor centres. An awards evening will be held for the winners at the sponsor’s premises – The Barnyard Restaurant at Upchurch near Sittingbourne – in the autumn.

The expert judging panel will be chaired by a representative of the Natural History Museum Photographic Unit. Closing date for entries is 31st July 2013.

For conditions of entry and an entry form, go to http://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk or call 01622 662012 or email info@kentwildlife.org.uk