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Photography Competition 2017

Big, varied and home to millions, be it people or wildlife: Essex is a productive hunting ground for photographers seeking to capture that perfect picture.

Our competition has six categories. We are inviting individual entrants to submit a maximum of three entries, distributed among the categories however they wish. No single image may be entered into more than one category. Pictures must have been taken in Essex, in 2017.

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What's on

Our visitor centres organise a regular programme of events and activities for adults and families. The Trust has fourteen Local Groups across the county that organise a programme of walks and talks for local members. Non-members are welcome at these events. Booking is essential for most centre events, so make sure you call or visit the centre in advance to avoid disappointment.

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  • Wed, 23/08/2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: The Naze Centre

    Our introduction to outdoor survival is an opportunity to have a go at some basic survival skills. Try and build a shelter on the beach using basic materials, whittle your own cooking sticks and try some simple fire lighting skills. To finish the session we will be toasting marshmallows over the fire! Suggested donation £5. Please book.

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    Activities at The Naze

  • Wed, 23/08/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

    Caterpillar Club is back for 2017, join us for fun indoor and outdoor activities for preschool age children - what will we be doing? Exploring, Discovering, Playing and Creating! Under 5’s. £6 per child. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

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  • Wed, 23/08/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Langdon Visitor Centre

    A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre schoolers. Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling) Booking essential

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    Children in the garden

  • Wed, 23/08/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Mucking Wharf Road

    An event especially for the under 5's. Follow our dinosaur trail - will you find them all? There will also be a craft activity and story. Booking essential for this event, donation £5 per child, under 18 months free. Children must be accompanied.

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  • Wed, 23/08/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm

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  • Wed, 23/08/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre

    Join us in our lovely woodland to build your own den

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  • Wed, 23/08/2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road, Downham, CM11 1WT

    Want to get adventurous outdoors? Enjoy making fires, building shelters, tracking animals? For children aged 8 to 12 years. Children may be unaccompanied. Booking essential.

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    Young Adventurers

  • Wed, 23/08/2017 - 10:30am - 2:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

    A drop off session for 8-12 year olds

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  • Wed, 23/08/2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Eastwood Road North

    A drop off event for 11-16 years!

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    Green Bunch

  • Wed, 23/08/2017 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: The Naze Centre

    Drop in between 1.30pm and 3.30pm to take part in our pirate crafts, treasure trail and pirate boat building. This is a seld-led activity afternoon with our education rangers on hand to help. Suggested donation £4 per child

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    pirate crafts and activities