The Ribble Rivers Trust is challenging amateur photographers to find hidden river gems within the Ribble Catchment as part of a summer photography competition.

Open to amateur photographers across the UK, the panel of judges will be looking for images that highlight little-known beauty spots, or those that challenge them to look at rivers in new and exciting ways. The river photography competition is open until Sunday 10th September 2017 at 23:59 with categories for photographers aged 12 and under, aged 13-17yrs, and those aged 18yrs and over. Full details, including the prizes on offer, can be found at www.ribblelifetogether.org/competitions. Winners will be announced on Friday 6th October 2017.

The river photography competition forms part of Ribble Life Together, a programme of river improvement projects and people-focussed activities that explore and celebrate the rich heritage of the Ribble Catchment and encourage more people to discover the wonder of our rivers for themselves. Ribble Life Together is supported by National Lottery Players through the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as a range of other funders.

Harvey Hamilton-Thorpe, Programme Manager at the Ribble Rivers Trust said, “I’m really excited to see what people come up with for this river photography competition. We’ve got everything in the Ribble Catchment from wild and remote hillsides to the ruins of old riverside mills. The theme is quite broad, which we hope will allow people’s imagination to wander and surprise us with their interpretation of what a hidden river gem can be.”

For further information about everything Ribble Life Together will achieve, please visit www.ribblelifetogether.org or contact the Ribble Rivers Trust on 01200 444452 or via ribblelife@ribbletrust.com.

The Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is a local environmental charity established in 1997 to protect and restore the rivers, streams and watercourses within the Ribble catchment and to raise public awareness of the value of our local rivers and streams. The Ribble catchment is the area of land that is drained by the River Ribble and its major tributaries; the Hodder, Calder and Darwen. It covers a varied landscape, from the rural hills of the Yorkshire Dales and the source of the River Ribble, to major urban areas of Lancashire including Blackburn, Burnley and Preston. For more information visit https://ribbletrust.org.uk