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Hedgerows Photography Competition

Hedgerows are a wonderful feature of the Sussex landscape. They provide homes and food for wildlife including our much-loved hedgehogs. Calling all photographers – it’s time to get snapping hedgerows!

We hope you’ll take photographs while you are on the CPRE Sussex Hedgerow Hike in September – find out how to join at:

But if you can’t join the Hedgerow Hike, you can still enter our Photography Competition.

You can submit photographs which capture the beauty and interest of Sussex hedgerows – whether in the wider landscape; a close-up of hedgerow life; or an action shot.

Anyone can enter – and send us up to three photos taken in Sussex this September. There are three age categories:

Category 1: Under age 12

Category 2: Age 12-16

Category3: Age 17+

Prizes are books and the opportunity to have your photo posted on our website, or included in our newsletter or other publications.

Please let us know where you took the photo, plus anything else you want to tell us about it.

If you are under 18, please include your age, plus permission from your parents/guardians to enter the competition.

Photos should ideally be between 1MB and 5 MB size, about 1900×1200 pixels. Landscape format is preferable but not essential.

Please email your entries to using the heading CPRE Sussex Photography Competition.

Terms and conditions

You must have taken the photograph yourself.

If your photo includes an identifiable person you (or for under age 18 photographers your parent/guardian) must send us a copy of the written permission of the person on this Consent Form

The judge’s decision is final.

The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 3 October 2021.

The photo must not be under copyright.

By entering you give permission for CPRE Sussex to reproduce the photographs free of charge and display them in digital or hard copy format.

We won’t be able to contact unsuccessful photographers.

CPRE Sussex will only use your personal details for administering the competition and will keep them only as long as needed for this. CPRE Sussex will not pass your details to a third party without your prior permission.

If you are photographing wildlife the Wildlife Trusts offer the following advice: Wildlife photography best practice