Rotary Launches Nature Calendar Photography Competition

Nature in the Wild Photography Competition

The Rotary District of North Wales and the Northwest launched an open to all comers nature photography competition on 8 July 2020. Their aim is to showcase 12 winning finalists in a printed calendar for 2021. The project is being hosted with an entry portal on The Societies of Photographers’ website ( and is chaired by Professional Imagemaker’s Editor, Mike McNamee.

The 12 prizes, crystal globes, are sponsored by Ormskirk Rotary in the memory of Paul Silcock a much-loved member who sadly passed away while undertaking Rotary duties; he was a keen photographer of both landscape and nature, among many other interests.

The calendar theme is Nature in the Wild, an open brief for all things concerning the natural world, both animals and the landscape itself anywhere in the world. The rules are available on the entry portal (it’s all digital, not prints) and, if you wish, you can make a voluntary contribution – but just make sure you give us pictures that we can, as an industry, be proud of. Phone carriers, camera carriers, novices, experts, all ages young and old are welcome to join in.

All sales of the calendar will raise money for Rotary Foundation Charities an arm of Rotary International. The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Rotary Foundation is supported solely by contributions from the public, Rotary members and friends of the Foundation. One of its most spectacular projects has been the worldwide elimination of polio, a task it is just a whisker away from completing even though COVID-19 has added unimaginable strains to its resources. But this is but a small part of Rotary’s mission throughout a world in which Rotarians work tirelessly on both local and international projects, some of which have featured in Imagemaker. Whether it is a new school or just a brass tap with clean water, some of the 1.2 million members are available to provide help from 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries – it is what they do!

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