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Photo contest seeks to save endangered British species from the brink

Heathland sunrise

Are you an avid wildlife photographer, or do you know someone who is?

Back from the Brink – an ambitious conservation project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund – is looking for film makers and photographers to help draw attention to the vanishing wildlife in the UK.

The project aims to save 20 British species from the brink of extinction, including the endangered Little Ramshorn Whirlpool Snail, Cornish Path Moss, the Ladybird Spider,  and the Narrow-headed Ant. 

Photographers of all ages are being asked to pick up a camera and celebrate the magic of wildlife and landscapes they discover. 

We want you to share stories of what you find beautiful, what you worry about losing, and the positive changes you find encouraging. Whether you see yourself as a filmmaker, a presenter or an innovator, this competition gives you the opportunity to inspire a nation to care about and conserve wildlife and habitats.”

James Harding-Morris

What is the competition about?

For the competition itself, there are eight different film categories and four categories for photography. With a Storytelling Award included, a creative approach is definitely encouraged. 

The competition has been created in partnership with the charity Wildscreen, and the winning films and photographs will be screened and displayed at the Back from the Brink Festival’ in the autumn of 2019.

Take part in Back to the Brink and capture your favourite wildlife moments

Take part in Back to the Brink and capture your favourite wildlife moments

How do you enter?

To enter, you'll need to produce stories with a strong narrative about the natural world, inspiring people to discover, value and act for the UK’s wildlife and natural spaces.

Competition entries can be submitted from today until Friday 30 October 2019. For more information, see

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