Environmental volunteering charity BTCV’s annual photo competition has this year drawn in images of people all over the world looking after their local wildlife and green spaces. The overall winner was Tom Fyson who receives £500 for his photograph in the ‘Getting the job done’ category. It depicts a local Romanian villager hard at work bringing in the hay. The picture was taken in July 2007 during a BTCV conservation holiday as part of the Vargyas Gorge and Almas Community Project in the Carpathian Mountains, Romania.
Over 1,200 images were entered, with the winners being chosen by a public vote.
The other categories were:
Landscape and Wildlife – winner: Charmaine Murray, for a picture of the Nevada desert taken on a BTCV holiday as part of the The Nevada Outdoor School (NOS) a non-profit organisation that educates people about their local environment and encourages them to take more environmental responsibility.
Time Off – winner: Nicola Goddard: for her photograph of volunteers taking a break from the not so glamorous but vital task of litter picking whilst on the BTCV The ‘Beachsweeps’ in Cornwall October 2007.BTCV’s Publications Manager Rob Bowker said “The people that entered this year’s competition really captured the spirit of BTCV, and the standard of photography was so high it was difficult to select a short list. The total number of public votes was 9,084, and Tom won by just 11 votes. BTCV would like to thank everyone that entered.
“To celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2009, we are also in the process of compiling a photo archive on flickr so please keep sending us your pictures.”
The 2008 competition is now open, to enter and find out more about BTCV, our projects and how you can get involved visit www.btcv.org/news or call 01302 388883.
To view this year’s winners and entries go to here.