We all know how important the Cardigan Bay SAC is for wildlife but do you have the patience, skill and luck to capture it on camera? For the first time we are holding a competition, open to all, to photograph the wild side of Cardigan Bay.
The categories are:
landscape / seascape
There is a separate class for photographers under 16. The winning pictures will be printed in the next edition of Tir a Môr and there will be an exhibition of the best photographs in the Boat Place in October. The overall winner will receive a pair of tickets for a two hour cruise along the coast in 2010. Other winners receive a warm glow of satisfaction!
The only rules are that the photograph has to be taken either within, or looking into, the Special Area of Conservation (see the map below) and that no wildlife be harmed or disturbed in any way while trying to take the photo! Pictures taken from boats less than 100m from cetaceans, seals and nesting birds will not be accepted, likewise seals and seabirds on land must not be approached! By entering a photograph, the owner gives the right for it to be used in any future publicity of the SAC and its conservation.
Email high resolution images by 27th September 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and a couple of lines about where, when and how you took the picture and what it means to you. Under 16s should also give their age. All winners will be contacted directly and a selection of entries will be shown on the SAC website.