Welwyn Hatfield Biodiversity Photography Competition

Flower bed with red and yellow flowers

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, in partnership with the WGC BID are excited to announce a biodiversity photography competition.

The UK is one of the world’s most nature depleted countries, with on average, only about half of its biodiversity remaining. It is in the bottom 10% of countries globally for biodiversity.

Action on Climate Change is one of the Council’s key priorities and as part of our response to the climate emergency, the Council, in collaboration with local communities and partners, aims to improve biodiversity around the borough and enhance our natural environment.

To highlight the beautiful flora and fauna around our borough, we are inviting the community to enter our biodiversity photography competition.

Councillor Paul Zukowskyj, Leader of WHBC said:

Communicating to everyone what wonderful biodiversity we have in our borough is crucial. We need everyone’s support to deliver action on climate change to protect, preserve and enhance our environment. Photographs can help raise awareness, which is why I’m so enthusiastic to see the nominees and winners of this competition. Get out into our green spaces, get those cameras out and get snapping!

Entries will be judged by a selected group of Councillors, council officers and the WGC BID team. There will be a winner and runner up prize for every age category, with prizes donated from local businesses.

To enter our competition, all you need to do is:

  • Digitally capture something naturally beautiful that show cases Welwyn Hatfield’s biodiversity (Biodiversity refers to the variety of ALL living species on Earth, including plants, animals, bacteria, and fungi etc).
  • Send the image to climatechange@welhat.gov.uk 
  • Include a title and a description about what it is and where it was taken (must be within the borough).
  • Provide your name and age, so we can allocate you into the correct age category.

Entries must be received between 04.03.2024 and 20.05.2024, so that they can be printed and ready for display at various locations in WGC and Hatfield during the Great Big Green Week (8th – 16th June), with winners and runners up announced during this week.

*T&Cs apply.

Published: 5th March 2024