To mark its 25th anniversary World Land Trust (WLT) is launching a new, international competition for trail camera images in association with The Times newspaper.
The World Land Trust International Trail Camera Competition 2014 is open to entries from organisations primarily concerned with conservation of wildlife and the environment. The competition has four categories, three for still pictures and one for moving pictures.
Each of the winning entries of the four categories will win a prize of £2,000 towards their wildlife conservation project. The overall winner will collect an additional £3,000, making the top prize £5,000. The competition prizes are sponsored by WLT corporate supporter Enterprise Plants.
The three categories for still pictures are: classic animal portrait, unusual wildlife behaviour, endangered species and new discoveries. The moving picture category is for footage of wildlife behaviour.
The competition opens on 9 August 2014, and the closing date for entries is 31 January 2015.
Each organisation that enters the competition can submit up to 10 still images and five sequences of moving images. The images must have been recorded by remote camera after August 2011. Images that have been previously entered into a competition are not eligible.
The competition judges are Sue Connolly (The Times Picture Editor), Jack Hill (The Times Photographer), David Bebber (freelance photographer) and Simon Barnes.