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It's competition time! €500 in prize giveaways!

Teagasc Equine Specialists and Countryside Management Specialist are delighted to launch a photo competition showcasing ‘Equine Farming and Biodiversity’ which will highlight some of the many examples of biodiversity evident on equine farms around the country. It provides a great opportunity for non-professional photographers to get snapping and be in with a chance to win exciting prizes, with the overall prize fund valued at €500!

What is the theme?

The theme of the competition is Biodiversity? Biodiversity simply means ‘biological diversity’ - native Irish flora, fauna and the habitats in which they exist. Examples are hedges, trees, watercourses, species rich grassland and stone walls. Biodiversity is enhanced by protecting and managing them correctly. The presence of birds, bats, bees and wildlife indicate a healthy environment. Traditional equine breeds like the Irish Draught and the Connemara Pony are a link to the past and give a sense of local identity.

We invite the submission of digital images capturing some of the wider benefits of equine farming with biodiversity in mind and hope to showcase a range of photos that reflect the contribution equine farms are making to protecting biodiversity across the landscape of Ireland.

How do I enter?

To enter the ‘Equine Farming and Biodiversity’ photo competition complete the form below before the closing date of 31 May 2021. Photos must be taken ‘on your farm’ and include an equine / equines at rest or in work whilst also showcasing examples of biodiversity. Individual participants may submit a maximum of one photo. 

Full terms & conditions are outlined here