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Amateur photographers have a chance to enter a competition to capture the special qualities of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The finalists will then have their images displayed at the Yorkshire Arboretum near Castle Howard.

The competition, organised by Rural Action Yorkshire, is split into four categories for adults and one for younger people aged 17 or under on August 31 – although they are welcome to enter the adult competiton.

The four adult categories embrace the landscape, people in the AONB either living, working or enjoying it, history and heritage and flora and fauna.

The younger category is entitled “Why the Howardian Hills AONB is special to me”.

The winner in each category in the adult section will receive a prize and the overall winner will also receive a framed print of their photograph.

In the children’s competition the winner will receive a prize and a framed print of their photo and there will also be prizes for two runners-up.

The top five photos from each of the adult sections and the top 10 from the younger people will be displayed at The Yorkshire Arboretum next spring when there will be a launch evening with prize-giving to celebrate the start of the exhibition.

Entries can be submitted by email to photocomp@howardian and the closing date for entries is Friday January 9 2015.

The full rules including file-size requirements and photo usage rights can be found on

Prizes include a season ticket from Castle Howard, a printing voucher from HPE, a book donated by Joe Cornish Gallery, voucher prizes funded by McLarron’s Insurance and Rural Action Yorkshire, a season ticket for Dalby Forest and printing and framing by Fruit Photo Art (Norton Framing).

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