Trees we love – photography competition

We have once again teamed up with Jersey and Guernsey Trees for Life to support a photographic competition that inspires people to engage with our natural landscape by taking photos of their favourite trees.

The Trees We Love competition is now in its fourth year. It has previously produced some stunning images of trees of all shapes and sizes across the Channel Islands, the best of which are chosen to feature in our annual Rubis Calendar.

Have you got a favourite tree? Take a picture of it for our ‘Trees We Love’ competition and help raise funds for essential planting projects in Jersey and Guernsey. There are some great prizes to be won too.

The challenge is open to all amateur photographers, with entries split into either a Junior category or the Open category. The subject of the entered photographs must be a tree or trees, existing in the Channel Islands. Entries will be judged by an independent panel, and there will be three winners and three runners up in each category. Adult winners will receive a £500 credit to their Rubis Card, whilst younger entrants will be rewarded with a £200 Amazon voucher.

We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and are proud to support initiatives that reduce the impact of fossil fuel consumption in the Channel Islands. The burning of fossil fuels is one of the primary causes of CO2 emissions; Guernsey Trees for Life and its fellow organisation, Jersey Trees for Life, are the only charities whose work helps to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

This competition aims to stimulate amateur photographers to go out, explore and look closely at the woodlands and trees across the Channel Islands. The beauty of our islands, away from the coastal areas, depends largely on the trees, from a single mighty oak to a line of stately poplars – capture the shape, colour and detail of this summer and autumn’s trees in their full glory. Take your camera and capture the magic!”

Further information on the competition can be found on both the Jersey Trees for Life and Guernsey Trees for Life websites.