Malpas's Cheshire Wildlife Trust is calling on budding photographers to enter their wildlife photographs into a competition to win publication in its charity calendar for 2020.

The Trust, which is based at Bickley Hall Farm, wants snappers to send in the best of their area, whether it's the rolling fields of south Cheshire or up to the sea views around the Wirral peninsula.

Jo Darlington, director of fundraising and communications at the Trust, admitted she is looking forward to seeing what is on offer.

“We’re looking for photographs that celebrate the variety of wildlife and landscapes our region has to offer," she said.

"Whether that is general views of the Wirral coastline, our parks, woodland, meadows or towns or their fascinating bird, mammal, insect and wildflower inhabitants. I can’t wait to see all the entries.

The Trust is seeking the images for its 2020 charity calendar which will go on sale later this year; the 12 best entries will each feature as a full A4 page in the calendar and the winning photographers will receive a free copy.

Twelve runner up photos will also see their photos featured in the calendar and the overall winning entry will get the prized cover opportunity.

People are being urged to look through any photographs they have previously taken, as well as to check their garden and surrounding neighbourhood for any opportunities to take new shots.

Jo added: “We’d like the calendar to reflect the seasons, as well as the variety of wildlife that surrounds us.

“We are delighted to have leading wildlife photographer Ben Hall on the judging panel to help us make the final selection too.”

Ben’s work has appeared in leading wildlife and photography magazines including BBC Wildlife Magazine. He has won numerous awards for his photography and his reputation has led him to take photographs all over the world.

The competition is open to all ages and levels of photography experience. The Trust works across Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, Stockport, Warrington, Tameside, Trafford and Wirral, and welcomes photographs taken in any of these areas.

Closing date for entries is Thursday, May 31 and to enter the competition and to see its terms and conditions, visit