Local environmental charity Ribble Rivers Trust are challenging amateur photographers to submit photos of river wildlife into their summer photography competition.

Open to amateur photographers across the UK, the Trust are looking for images that capture the beauty of the Ribble catchment’s riverine wildlife, and show wildlife making use of the Ribble’s watercourses and river banks. The photography competition is open until Sunday 9th September 2018. Full details, including the prizes on offer, can be found at www.ribblelifetogether.org/competitions. Winners will be announced on Friday 5th October 2018.

The 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 Ribble Rivers Trust, says “I’m looking forward to seeing what people come up with for this competition. We’re lucky to have a wide variety of exciting riverine wildlife in the Ribble Catchment – otters, birds, fish, bats, dragonflies, invertebrates living within the rivers – all of which act as interesting subjects for photographers.”

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