Big, varied and home to millions, be it people or wildlife: Essex is a fertile hunting ground for photographers seeking to capture that perfect picture. So, be inspired by our county's wonderful wildlife and wild places, and compete via the following six categories:
Most of us now have a classy camera in our pocket. Show us just how upwardly mobile you can be by submitting images of wildlife snapped on your smart phone. A call of nature with a difference!
Pictures must be taken in your Essex garden, be it big or small, rural or urban.
A wildlife motion picture
No, not a movie - we want your action shots! Anything that shows nature on the move or animated wildlife behaviour: flying birds, boxing hares, skulking foxes...
Nature's funny side
Our judging panel is always up for a laugh - see if your picture(s) of amusing wildlife antics, poses and plumage can be the joker picked out of the pack.
EWT to a Tee
Images must be taken at an Essex Wildlife Trust site - with 87 nature reserves, 2 nature parks and 11 visitor centres, there is plenty of scope. Wildlife, people or landscapes, it's up to you...
Entry is for children, aged 6-14, only: images of any Essex wildlife or wild place.