Snap away those January blues and treasure your special moments in competition to celebrate the 70th anniversary of National Parks

7 January 2018

The UK National Parks and Campaign for National Parks has today (7 January) launched a new photography competition to celebrate the 70th anniversary of National Parks.

Around the theme of a ‘Moment in time’, this competition comes 70 years since the 1949 Act of Parliament that established the family of National Parks in England and Wales, including beloved landscapes such as the Lake District, Brecon Beacons and South Downs.

Pictures could explore the incredible history of world famous heritage sites, the people, wildlife and landscapes of the UK’s 15 National Parks.

Samantha Lewis' winner of the Hidden Treasures photo competition

Winner of 2018’s Hidden Treasures competition. The Castles, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. © Samantha Lewis

Andrew Hall of Campaign for National Parks, the national charity dedicated to the English and Welsh National Parks, said: “We are really looking forward to paying homage to the legacy of the men and women that fought for our access to the most beautiful countryside through this competition”

We are so lucky to have some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes on our doorstep. Whether it is the rugged coast of Pembrokeshire or morning mist in Exmoor we can’t wait to see what you can do with a camera!”

The winner will receive a feature spread in Campaign for National Parks’ membership magazine, Viewpoint.

To enter participants simply have to read the terms and conditions and tag their images on social media with the hashtag #NP70Moments

John Packman of the UK National Parks said: “We welcome everyone to share their National Park moments in time with us this January. Whether it’s a spectacular dark sky or a selfie on a walk, there’s no better way of kicking those January blues than with a celebration of the UK’s beautiful National Parks.”

Click here for further details and full terms and conditions

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Picture caption: Winner of 2018’s Hidden Treasures competition. The Castles, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. © Samantha Lewis

Andrew Hall: 0207 981 0891, 07394388645 or email andrew@cnp.org.uk

Campaign for National Parks

Campaign for National Parks is the only national charity dedicated to campaigning to protect and promote all the 13 National Parks of England and Wales.

National Parks are inspiring and breath-taking areas of our country. They are part of our cultural heritage, are important for wildlife, contain beautiful landscapes and benefit the nation. They are living and working landscapes and more than 100 million people visit the Parks in England and Wales each year.

Campaign for National Parks works with a wide variety of people and organisations, representing shared concerns, views and voices. We come together to address issues affecting National Parks and take action to keep these beautiful places safe.

For more information visit www.cnp.org.uk.