Nikon has teamed up with the Wildfowl and Wetlands trust for a photography competition that encourages people of all ages and abilities to get down to the local WWT centre and start snapping.

There are nine WWT wetland centres in the UK, and the only stipulation on the competition is that your photograph be taken in one of them. However, it can be of any aspect of the WWT experience, from the people to the wildlife to the landscape.

The competition is open to both WWT members and visitors, and there are three categories - WWT Nikon photo of the year, WWT Nikon junior photo of the year and WWT Nikon digiscoping photo of the year.

Winners will take a share of the £5,000 worth of Nikon
equipment, and have their images published in WWT's Waterlife magazine.

The judging panel will be chaired by wildlife photographer Chris
Packham, alongside representatives of both WWT and Nikon UK.

Packham said: "The panel will be particularly looking for variety, and imagination within the entries - images that capture a special moment, depict humorous behavior, or tell a story are often more appealing than images we have all seen before."

The deadline for snaps is 7 September, and you can download an entry form from the WWT Nikon webpage.