We are excited to announce the Animals in the Wild photographic competition will begin next week.

The competition is part of our campaign against recreational hunting, and in particular the photographic hunting competition run by Narooma’s pro-gun and pro-killing “Huntfest”.

Our competition encourages animal lovers and nature enthusiasts to get out into the wild and shoot native animals with a camera, and not with a gun. It is a chance to explore the natural beauty that Australia’s forests and nature reserves have to offer and the beautiful creatures that make these habitats their home.

The competition opens on Monday the 12 May 2014 and closes at midnight (AEDT) on Sunday 1 June 2014.

Animals in the wild invitationThe prize of a $100 voucher will be awarded to the best picture in each of the following categories:

a. The most beautiful image of an animal in the wild in Australia
b. The image that most evokes a connection with an animal in the wild in Australia
c. The image that conveys the threats facing native animals in Australia
d. The image that best conveys the reality of the hunting, guns and killing culture in Australia

Terms and conditions for the competition, and further details on how to enter are on the website here: http://animalsinthewild.info/

We look forward to receiving your entries; please forward the link to this page to any budding photographers who might also be interested in entering. If you have any questions please contact david.shoebridge@parliament.nsw.gov.au