The KES Wildlife Photography Competition takes place throughout each school year, and is open to Upper Middle pupils. One Friday afternoon each half term is set aside for Upper Middle forms to take part. Photographs are taken in the school grounds, Winterbourne Botanic Garden and Edgbaston nature reserve. You will be given some instruction in wildlife photography before setting out to take your own images.
There are 5 categories: Patterns in Nature, Nature in Miniature, Nature in Action, Landscape and Weird Wildlife. The 'commended', 'highly commended' and winning entries in each category are presented at an awards ceremony at the end of the summer term, where the winner in each category will also receive a prize. All images presented in the awards ceremony are included in a competition book, which is available to buy subject to demand (see here for the 2012 book).
The competition is now in its 7th year, and 2015-16 marked the start of its 'second generation' with with the new categories listed above. Do take a look at previous years' portfolios under 'Archive' in the menu above.
What to do on your Friday session
Bring a camera, if you have one or can borrow one. Smart-phone cameras are fine. If desired, cameras can be left with Mr. Corns for safe-keeping in G1 at Friday registration.
Bring outdoor shoes/boots (which might get muddy) and a waterproof coat. We will still go out even in wet weather!
Come to G1 at 1:45 prompt. DO NOT BE LATE. You can change your shoes there, and the room will be locked while we are out taking photographs.