The Salmon & Trout Association has introduced a new environmental film award: ‘The Invisible World’, which is to be awarded for original videos that highlight the wildlife, the beauty and the threats to the UK’s freshwater world.
The competition is open to all British residents of any age, amateur or professional, and the entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of film-makers and conservationists, including wildlife film-maker Charlie Hamilton James; award-winning veteran producer and cameraman Hugh Miles; Paul Reddish also runs the post graduate Wildlife Film-making courses and and Paul Knight, CEO of the S&TA.
“Never has there been more pressure on our freshwater and marine environments, and yet, because this is an ‘invisible world’, it does not receive the attention it deserves,” explained Mr Knight. The Award aims to highlight this, as well as underpin our position as a pro-active, campaigning environmental charity.”
Entries will be judged on the message told, the quality of the story telling, the photography and sound. Creative freedom is encouraged in both narrative and directing, so stories could even be told using still photographs, or be in black and white. Inspiring action by telling a good story is the key.
All entries will be showcased on the S&TA website, and the winner will receive £2,000. The closing date for entries is July 31st, 2015.