Biodiversity photography competition

Ireland’s National Biodiversity week kicks off this Friday 19th May with over 50 free events taking place across the country, celebrating Ireland’s diverse species and natural habitats.

From bat walks and urban beekeeping to whale watching and eco-village tours, there will be no shortage of activities, with all events free of charge, and most suitable for children.

As part of the celebrations, the ‘Biodiversity Photographer of the Year’ competition, invites budding nature photographers to submit their best shots highlighting Ireland’s rich biodiversity.

There are cash prizes of up to €500 for winning entries and all photographs must be taken within the month of May 2017, and submitted via email to by midnight, 31st May.

Winning entries will be selected by Frank Miller, Picture Editor at the Irish Times and an exhibition of winning photographs will take place in Dublin in June.

By Paul O’Rourke