Bowland through the Seasons photo competition will showcase the landscapes and wildlife of the AONB and there are some fantastic prizes on offer.

We'd love you to share images that capture the beauty and opportunities this outstanding area has to offer year-round. These may include landscape or wildlife images, or people enjoying activities in the area - whatever captures Bowland at its best through every season!

There are some fantastic prizes on offer, donated by members of the Forest of Bowland Sustainable Tourism Network, including:

The winners and shortlisted images will appear in the 2022 printed Bowland Discovery Guide and on AONB supported websites and social media.

The closing date for the competition is Monday 29 November 2021, for details of the prizes, terms and conditions and a map of the Forest of Bowland AONB visit the website:

A shortlist will be made by the AONB team and the finalists will go to a public vote (via social media and the AONB website) week commencing 6 December.  Please upload up to three images via the AONB website at:

Images can be taken from any season, so if you didn't manage to take some summer shots, there's still chance to get out and capture the best of Bowland in the autumn sunshine. 

We're looking forward to seeing all your submissions!

Images by Mark Harder (Damselfly on Grindleton Fell), Andy Cowell (Ribble Valley Autumn Fog), Hazel Stansfield (Cows at Thirty Acre Farm)

Andy Cowell Ribble Valley Autumn Fog Near Downham high res





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