RESIDENTS are being urged to take part in a special photography challenge to mark Malvern Hills District Council’s first ever Environment Week.
Amateur photographers across the Malverns are being encouraged to share their best photos of the district including anything from the stunning landscapes and rich heritage to wildlife and people enjoying the environment.
The top ten photographs will be framed and exhibited at the Great Malvern Priory in December as well as being shared on the official council and Visit the Malverns social media pages.
The contest is one of several activities taking place during Environment Week which runs from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2.
The week aims to celebrate the district’s beauty and encourage people to do more to look after it.
Throughout the week residents should look out for a plastic duck, dog poo trees and ‘rubbish flowers’ which will raise awareness of issues around littering, dog fouling and plastic pollution.
There will also be community litter picks in Upton on October 30, Tenbury on November 2 and Shrawley on November 3.
Coun Bronwen Behan, responsible for environment on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “Environment Week is an opportunity to celebrate the beautiful place we are all fortunate to call home, while at the same time raise awareness and encourage people to play their part in protecting and preserving it.”
Photographs can be submitted by tagging @MalvernHills_DC on Twitter, malvernhillsdistrictcouncil on Instagram or @MalvernHillsUK on Facebook with the caption ‘#MalvernEnviroWeek2018 photo comp’.
Anyone not on social media should email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for entries is 5pm on November 19.