The Riverfly Partnership is excited to launch its 2016 national photography competition 'Riverflies'* on 30th June 2016.
Digital photographs are invited from amateur and professional photographers featuring 'Riverflies' in a natural freshwater habitat setting. A 1st prize of £500 is up for grabs which it is hoped will attract large numbers of entrants and help the Riverfly Partnership to promote the importance of Riverflies as indicators of river water quality. The competition is being sponsored by Pro>Media whose owner and founding Director, Mark Vesey-Thompson shares the concerns of every Riverfly monitor:
'As a keen coarse & game angler, I am really pleased to offer support to the Riverfly Partnership and the important work that they are undertaking.'
Competition entries will be judged according to a range of factors including technical skill, diversity, originality and creativity of composition by a panel of four experts. The Riverfly Partnership is extremely grateful to the judges for agreeing to take part, they are: fly fishing journalist, photographer and traveller Paul Procter; wildlife film maker and author Hugh Miles; writer, author and angler Kevin Parr; Pro>Media print specialist and photographer Mike Hamling.
Here's what they had to say about being involved:
'Often overlooked, invertebrates form a complicated fabric upon which most life depends. This competition will hopefully create awareness about just how remarkable insects are and of the plight they face. I'm therefore delighted and honoured to form part of the judging panel.' - Paul Procter
'I am excited by this opportunity to view the work of people whose skill I admire and of a subject that has never before been more pertinent or allegorical.' - Kevin Parr
'As a Print Specialist and a keen photographer I am looking forward to using my knowledge and experience coupled with my interest in nature and wildlife to judge the forthcoming photographic competition.' - Mike Hamling
Full competition rules and details, including how to enter, can be found by visiting the Riverfly Partnership website: www.riverflies.org