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Tales from the Riverbank Photography Competition

Photo by Michael Parker

Chalk streams like the Upper Anton are amazing places that give a home to animals like kingfishers, otters, and brown trout. Why not get inspired by these precious waterways, with a photo competition from your local Wildlife Trust.

They are looking for photos of the Test and Itchen headwaters, as well as their people, heritage, and wildlife. Whether you’re a camera whizz or a smartphone snapper, capture these amazing places and you could be a winner.

The competition is free to enter and will be judged by professional photographers. There are special ‘Young Photographer’ prizes for under-18s. With £75 of gift vouchers are up for grabs – simply enter by 31 August.

Looking for inspiration?

Sometimes, all you need to get started is a great idea. Why not try photographing:

  • People exploring the streams and their banks – perhaps volunteers are working in your area, or your family is doing a stream dip.
  • Local heritage features – maybe you’ve come across a historic bridge, water meadow mechanisms, or the remains of a mill.
  • Streams within their wider landscapes – try different times of day, underappreciated places, or perspectives that add interesting context.
  • Freshwater wildlife – even everyday species can be fascinating; consider the patterns of plants and the fine details of insects.

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