How to enter Bewl Water’s nature inspired photography competition

LAST year, more than 200 amateur and professional photographers from across the county submitted their entries to Bewl Water’s seasonal photography competition, ‘Best of Bewl’ which has re-opened for the winter.

Bewl Water wants visitors of all ages to get creative and capture everything from water to woodland. The winner will receive an annual parking pass worth over £300.

Those wanting to enter have up until the end of the winter and can submit their photographs via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook (@bewlwater).

All entries could be in with the chance of being displayed with credits throughout the site.

Operations Manager Kevin Parker said: “We appreciate the talented photographers that visit Bewl Water and the whole team love seeing the outstanding images they produce.

“They reflect the beauty of the reservoir and its natural environment,” he continued.

The competition made its return in the autumn following Bewl Water’s commitment to inspiring more people to get outdoors in 2023.

Part of Bewl’s mission sees work being carried out to sections of the public footpaths and bridleways to improve the overall conditions for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders.

New self-guided walking trails have also been introduced, along with 50 per cent off cycle hire and a new woodland adventure trail for children which is free to explore.

“We want to make it easier than ever for people to enjoy the great outdoors,” said Mr Parker.

“Bewl Water isn’t just for summer. The reservoir and woodlands are beautiful all year round and we are continuously maintaining them both to ensure the safety of our visitors and wildlife.

Home to hundreds of native species, Bewl Water is a haven for birds, animals, and insects protected by the estate’s close partnership with the Sussex Wildlife Trust.

“The nature reserve remains one of the most effective efforts for protecting our endangered species,” Mr Parker told the Times.

“People love visiting and we hope we can inspire more people to get outside and embrace the world around them,” he explained.

Bewl Water is leased to Bewl Events & Waterpark, part of the group that owns One Media, publisher of the Times.

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