Vote in the Great Big Green Week photography competition!


Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council would like you to vote for the winning photographs for their Great Big Green Week biodiversity photography competition!

In partnership with Welwyn Garden City’s Business Improvement District (BID), the council launched a photography competition in March inviting budding photographers to share their best pictures showcasing the rich diversity in Welwyn Hatfield. Entries included plants, animals, insects, countryside views and a variety of fungi. The competition was part of the celebrations for The Great Big Green Week (8 – 16 June). In total, over 30 were received.

Now, WHBC and the BID would like you to choose the most captivating images. To vote, follow these quick and easy steps:

  • Vitis WHBC’s Facebook page at
  • Find the three ‘pinned’ posts at the top of the feed, each displaying two shortlisted photographs in different categories.
  • Leave a comment with either ‘one’ or ‘two’ to indicate your preferred photo.

Mark your diary! The winning photographs be announced on WHBC’s Facebook page on 5 July. Each category winner will win a prize that celebrates their contribution to raising awareness of the stunning biodiversity in the borough.

WHBC’s Executive Director Resident Services and Climate Change, Sue McDaid, said

“Thank you to everyone who entered the competition and submitted photographs. As we reflect on the success of the Great Big Green Week, we hope the photography competition inspires our community to take steps to protect our biodiversity. I would encourage you to view all of the remarkable pictures we have shortlisted on Facebook and vote for your favourite.”

The BID’s Manager, Nicola Wolff said “I was really impressed by the array of photographs that we received, representing the beauty and diversity of our natural environment. We are very lucky to live in such a wonderful place. The engagement in The Great Big Green Week and the photo contest reflects our community’s dedication to protecting our biodiversity”.

To keep up to date with further environmental competitions, initiatives and events around the borough, please email

Published: 19th June 2024