Focus on Wildlife
ReWild4Wildlife – Rewilding Europe’s Instagram Photo Contest – needs your finest photos!
Do one thing today to help protect our wildlife – join Rewilding Europe’s first ever photo contest. Whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a pro, or are just a smartphone owner that’s into the beauty of nature, we need you. Through the power of photography, let’s spread the word about the need to protect the our wonderful wildlife.
- What is it?
World Wildlife Day, celebrated across the world on March 3, recognizes and rejoices in the stunning beauty of our wild flora and fauna. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the need for and benefits of conservation and rewilding, and reinforces the dire need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has damaging economic, environmental and social impacts.
To commemorate this important day, Rewilding Europe is launching “ReWild4Wildlife”, its very first Instagram Photo Contest. We warmly invite all nature lovers to participate and post their favourite wildlife snaps, starting right now!
- How to enter?
Anyone with an Instagram account can participate. Visit and like Rewilding Europe’s profile on Instagram, publish your best wildlife photo on your Instagram feed, and mark it with #ReWild4Wildlife and #WorldWildlifeDay. The contest starts today and ends on March 1, 2017 at 1500 CET.
- Who selects the winners?
Staffan Widstrand, one of the four founder members of Rewilding Europe and 11 times winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, will select the three winning entries.
In 2011, Outdoor Photography Magazine named Widstrand “one of the world’s most influential nature photographers”. The Swede is a strong advocate for rewilding, nature conservation, ecotourism and indigenous people’s rights. Widstrand is the winner of numerous international photography and book awards, and founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), the mass communication initiative Wild Wonders of Europe, Wild Wonders of China and the Swedish Ecotourism Association. He has also been a proud National Geographic explorer and Nikon ambassador and test pilot since 1997, testing their latest gear in all conditions.
- Are there any prizes?
A warm inner glow and global respect
The images of the three winning photographers will be used to celebrate World Wildlife Day across all of Rewilding Europe’s communication channels. Reaching tens of thousands of people, they will help to spread the message that our nature and wildlife can have a better future.
Espresso with a real pro
The overall winner of the competition gets to enjoy a Skype coffee with Staffan Widstrand. Staffan will analyse the lucky photographer’s Instagram feed, providing personal feedback on their imagery. You can follow Staffan ans see his work on his Facebook and Instagram.