Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), in association with Country Life
magazine, is throwing down a challenge to amateur photographers. Can you capture
the enduring beauty of the English countryside in the dead of winter, when the
days are at their very shortest and skies are generally grey? Photographs entered
for our competition must have been taken between dawn on Sunday 21 December
(the eve of the longest night) and dusk on Monday 22 December 2003 (the shortest
The competition is being run to promote CPRE and its work through the media
by working in partnership with one of the nation's leading countryside magazines.
Also to raise awareness of the enduring value of the countryside's beauty through
the seasons and the years.
One photograph per person can be entered as either an unmounted print (maximum
size 16 x 12in) or transparency (no glass mounts) in colour or black and white.
Digital images must be supplied as a print.
£400 for winning entrant aged 16 or under, £500 for the winning
entrant aged 17 or over. There will also be prizes of £50 for the runner
ups. The winning photographs and those of the runners up will be published in
a future issue of Country Life and on this website. The judging panel includes
Sir Max Hastings, CPRE President and Country Life editor Clive Aslet.