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Cheltenham Music Festival: Wildlife Photography Competition

PUBLISHED: 10:28 15 April 2014 | UPDATED: 10:28 15 April 2014

Cheltenham Music Festival - April 14

Cheltenham Music Festival - April 14

Archant

Cheltenham Music Festival and Cotswold Life are running a competition to find the county’s best wildlife photographer.

The competition is inspired by Cheltenham Music Festival’s spectacular Festival finale concert The Great Animal Orchestra, which takes place on Saturday, July 12.

The Great Animal Orchestra is an incredible piece of music created by composer Richard Blackford in response to a lifelong project by environmentalist Bernie Krause, which is all documented in Krause’s book of the same name.

Krause travelled the world, recording sounds of all the animals he came across including the noise of the Sumatran rainforest, the call of American Pacific Tree frogs, the rumble of African elephants, and the clamour of South American birds.

On his travels he collected a staggering 4,500 hours of recordings, featuring more than 15,000 species, including animals that are now extinct.

Visit www.wildsanctuary.com to be inspired by the amazing work of Bernie Krause and hear a selection of his extraordinary wildlife recordings.

Cotswold Life readers and their families and friends can now contribute to this unique artistic and ecological collaboration by sharing their photographs of wild animals in their natural habitats.

Entrants don’t have to fly to an exotic destination to capture their creatures though; snaps of squirrels or snails are just as fascinating as pictures of pandas or parrots.

Just as The Great Animal Orchestra is about listening and learning, this photography competition is about looking and learning. The winning photo will not only show good composition and timing skills, but also the ability to recognise and record the animal’s distinctive expression.

PRIZES

Winner

• Up to 4 complimentary tickets to The Great Animal Orchestra concert on Saturday 12th July

• Meet and greet with Bernie Krause at the concert

• A signed copy of The Great Animal Orchestra by Bernie Krause

• A year’s subscription to Wild Travel or Photography Monthly magazine

• Photograph exhibited at Parabola Arts Centre throughout the duration of the Music Festival

Runner-Up

• 2 complimentary tickets to The Great Animal Orchestra concert on Saturday 12th July

• A year’s subscription to Wild Travel or Photography Monthly magazine

• Photograph exhibited at Parabola Arts Centre throughout the duration of the Music Festival

Guidelines for entrants:

i. Must be of wildlife; images of household pets will not be accepted

ii. Only one image entrant per person

iii. There will be one winner and one runner up

v. Images must be supplied as jpegs at 72ppi; if successful, the winner must be able to supply an image up to 300ppi for print purposes

vi. Judges decision is final

HOW TO ENTER

For your chance to win this fantastic prize simply send your image along with a brief description and your full contact details quoting code CLCFP0314 to competition@cotswoldlife.co.uk or post your entry to The Great Animal Orchestra Photography Competition, Cotswold Life, Archant House, Oriel Road, Cheltenham, GL50 1BB.

Terms & Conditions: Competition closes April 18. The winner will be the entrant who displays good composition and timing skills, along with the ability to recognise and record the animal’s distinctive expression. No purchase necessary. Employees and relatives of Archant, the competition prize supplier and associated companies are not eligible to enter. Entries that are illegible or not in accordance with the rules will be disqualified. Winners will be notified within four weeks of the closing date. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. In the event of the advertised competition prize being unavailable for whatever reason, Archant is not responsible and is not required to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. The winner must be willing to take part in post-event publicity if necessary. UK entries only. One entry per person. By entering this competition are agreeing to be contacted by Archant Ltd for relevant offers, if you don’t want to receive these offers please write no offers on your entry.

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To purchase tickets for The Great Animal Orchestra on Saturday July 12, please visit www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music

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