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Lemvig launches photography competition with a focus on biodiversity

Lemvig launches photography competition with a focus on biodiversity

The Danish city seeks to spark citizens’ interest in nature and greenery

Earlier this year, the Danish Minister of the Environment Lea Wermelin launched “Denmark’s Wildest Municipality”: a nationwide competition seeking to promote nature and biodiversity in cities. Since then, municipalities have searched for ways in which they can increase greenery and spark citizens’ interest in biodiversity.

Now, the Municipality of Lemvig has found a way to merge biodiversity and arts. More specifically, it has announced a photography competition with a focus on nature. Citizens are therefore encouraged to send photographs they have taken of wild plants and/or animals in Lemvig to get the chance to win a prize and receive recognition.

"We are organising this competition to put even more focus on our nature and biodiversity - and the competition also creates awareness of the fantastic nature we have in our area," commented Steffen Damsgaard, Chairman of the Technology and Environment Committee and Chairman of the Global UNESCO Geopark West Jutland.

An exhibition will take place in November

In a press release, the Municipality of Lemvig reports that a committee will assess all the submissions and select the best photographs for an exhibition which will take place on Wednesday 10 November. Taking this further, prizes will also be awarded for the top 3 photographs on this day. These prizes include a trip for 2 around Nissum Fjord next summer, dinner for 2 at the Tuskær Culinary Arts and Culture Centre, or a pair of binoculars.

How can you apply?

The application process is simple as one needs to send photographs they have taken of Lemvig’s nature to vilde@lemvig.dk. When sending your application, be sure to write the name of the photographer and the location where the image was taken. In addition to this, the email’s subject must be “Photo Competition” and you must grant the municipality permission to use your photograph(s).

Through this competition, Lemvig Municipality seeks to involve citizens and raise awareness of the city’s biodiversity in a creative way.

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