Tales from the Riverbank Photography Competition

Tales from the Riverbank Photography Competition

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Feeling inspired by our splendid chalk streams? The Tales from the Riverbank Photography Competition aims to find images that showcase their special qualities, as part of the Watercress and Winterbournes Landscape Partnership Scheme.

It focuses on the headwaters of the Rivers Test and Itchen: the Bourne Rivulet, Candover Brook, Cheriton Stream, Pillhill Brook, River Arle, Upper Anton, and Upper Test. It has four main categories (Heritage, Landscape, People, and Wildlife) plus bonus Young Photographer and Community Choice prizes.

The competition is now closed for entries. Huge thanks to everyone who submitted their photos - we look forward to sharing news of the winners soon!

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Guest judges

We're incredibly lucky to have several amazing photographers as guest judges for this competition. Sharing their expertise are Jack Perks, who specialises in freshwater wildlife, and Dick Hawkes, who has extensively captured our local chalk streams. Our under-18s category will be judged by the brilliant Megan McCubbin, who brings her own experience as a celebrated young nature photographer.


Photography tips

The competition might be closed, but our chalk streams are still great places to get inspired. With technology improving each year, more of us than ever have the ability to take fantastic photos. Whether you're a camera whizz or a smartphone snapper, check out our top tips for capturing chalk streams on camera.

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