2019 Photo Competition

The National Rural Network (NRN) have launched a national photo competition to highlight the importance of preserving habitats for the future of our native animal and plant life.

This competition is open to all, farmers and non-farmers but images must focus on habitats within your local area.

Commenting on the theme of the competition, The NRN’s Philip Farrelly said, “Habitats and natural ecosystems are crucial to the preservation and conservation of biodiversity. There are many large-scale projects such as restoring drained peatlands, the Pearl Mussel Project and the Hen Harrier Project that have the objective of protecting threatened species and their habitats.

“Restoring peatlands is important to reinstate lost habitats, while also playing a vital role in carbon sequestration. The Pearl Mussel Project is managing and enhancing ecosystems to maintain and protect some of Ireland’s most pristine waters, while the Hen Harrier Project is a land-based species focused scheme, which educates farmers on how to correctly manage their land to encourage successful breeding seasons of the ground nesting birds,” said Mr Farrelly.

Photos should be emailed to farmphoto@nationalruralnetwork.iewith a description of the habitat and its location. Only entries submitted in landscape format as a JPEG file between 3MB-7MB will be accepted. Entries close at 5pm on Monday 20th May 2019.

Two lucky winners will each receive two tickets to BLOOM in the Park, 30 May to 3 June 2019.

Biodiversity photo competition 2