To mark Earth Day today the team at the River & Rowing Museum are excited to launch this year’s Wildlife Photography Competition: Colour in Nature following the success of its competition last year even though the world is in a very different place. The Museum is temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but the team is planning ahead for re-opening and working on an exciting programme of events and activities to welcome everyone back into the Museum.
The emergence of nature, in all its beauty since we have been in lockdown has been an incredibly positive outcome of our current situation. Even from your window, you can’t fail to have noticed nature thriving and at its most beautiful in the quiet and serenity of our new ‘normal’.
Helen Cook, Head of Education at the Museum, says: “We hope the competition will provide an enjoyable focus for time spent outside and a chance to stop and look at nature during these unusual times, even if it’s just through a window. Time outdoors might be limited at the moment but it is still possible to notice and enjoy nature. Enter our exciting wildlife photography competition for children to record the wonderful wildlife on our doorstep.”
There are book vouchers for the schools of winning entries and wildlife-themed goodie bags for the individual winners and runners up. Their entries will go on display in the Museum’s Community Gallery once we are able to welcome visitors again.
For full details on the competition, click here. Good luck!