Get snapping to win award

AMATEUR photographers can get snapping to capture life in the Northumbrian countryside for a new competition.

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has set up the photographic contest in memory of Sussex farmer Julian Gardner, who died when he was protecting his property from thieves last October.

He was a lifelong supporter of the trust and his family have given a generous donation towards two trophies for the Julian Gardner Awards, a hare sculpture for the adult winner and a leveret sculpture for the aged 16 and under prize.

Photographs should show the real countryside, whether they are of gamekeepers, wildlife, landscapes or people who live, work and play in the environment.

The best will be displayed at the trust’s annual Game Fair and feature in its magazine.

For more details, including how to enter, visit