To mark its 25th anniversary World Land Trust (WLT) launched an international competition for trail camera images in association with The Times newspaper.
The World Land Trust International Trail Camera Competition 2014 was 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 opened on 9 August 2014, and the closing date for entries was 31 January 2015. The winners will be announced later in 2015.
Each organisation that entered the competition could 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 were not eligible.
The competition judges are Sue Connolly (The Times Picture Editor), Jack Hill (The Times Photographer), John Burton (WLT Chief Executive) and Simon Barnes (WLT Council Member).