UK National Parks launch Winning Landscape photo competition

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THE UK’s family of 15 national parks are launching a photo competition on April 12 with a special prize – submit your winning landscape taken in a national park and you could win a pair of boots to boot.

The UK’s national parks are home to some of the most stunning views in the country – if views could compete in the Olympics they’d be up there on the podium – and now is your chance to snap your favourite, gold medal-winning landscape and win some prize-winning outdoor gear into the bargain.

The competition will be judged by TV adventurer Ben Fogle, president of the Campaign for National Parks, Kathryn Cook from the UK Association of National Park Authorities and Emily Carr from its partner organisation, outdoor gear specialist Merrell.

The competition will run from noon on April 12 to noon on May 10 and will be open to all who upload an image to www.nationalparks.gov.uk/visiting/winninglandscapes.

Ben Fogle, CNP’s president, said: “The UK’s national parks offer some truly gold medal-winning views, which is why I think the UK national parks team’s idea to seek out fans’ best photos is a great idea.

“I look forward to seeing some stunning views and to judging the winning landscape in May.”

The winning image will be picked from a shortlist of up to 10 photographs.

The lucky winner will get to pick a pair of Merrell footwear.