Wildlife Photography Competition
Doorstep Discovery: EFDC’s Wildlife Photography Competition was running for three months in lockdown earlier this year.
The competition was part of the first Epping Forest District Council Festival of Culture which provided a platform for diverse, community led cultural activities across the district. During the four months of the festival there were 82,564 engagements with the programme, 40 COVID-secure events working with 26 partner organisations from across the district.
There was both a public and judges vote to decide the winners, with John Price an established photographer and Alan Martin from Loughton Camera Club graciously giving up their time to assist with the judging.
Winners will be invited to a private view of the Natural History Museums Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition coming to the district for the first time in 2022. In addition to this the under 10’s winner received free workshops in this years summer programme with all the other winners receiving drawing packs.
Under 10 years winner
Public vote winner: Grass Snake by Harriet Papps
Judges winner: Grass Snake by Harriet Papps
11-18 years winner
Public vote winner: Red Fox by Tallulah Dean
Judges winner: Red Fox by Tallulah Dean (highest scoring on the public vote of all the
images with 180 votes)
Public vote winner: Red Dog Fox by Jimmy Waters
Judges winner: Frogs in the Lake in the Lower Forest by Keith Dark