Feb 10, 2024 | Nationwide News

In celebration of Ireland’s wetlands, the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) has launched a nationwide photo competition entitled ‘My Favourite Waterbody’. The closing date for entries is Friday 15 March.

Speaking at the recent launch of the competition, Anthony Coleman, LAWPRO’s Director of Services, said: “Ireland is bountiful with iconic waterways and scenic landscapes, and we know how important these waters and wetlands are to people.”

To be in with a chance of winning a prize, submit a photo of your favourite waterbody in Ireland. The competition is open to anyone across Ireland, entrants under 18 years of age must be submitted by a parent/ guardian. If your photo includes anyone aged under 16 years of age, only a parent/guardian may submit the content.

The overall winner will receive a €500 voucher for Powerscourt Hotel Resort and Spa in Co Wicklow along with an A3 framed print of your winning photo and there will also be regional prizes of framed prints. The top photos will be featured in LAWPRO’s 2025 calendar and winners will receive a calendar along with their prize.

Aasleagh Falls, Co. Mayo (Pic: Sadhbh O’Neill, LAWPRO)

The closing date for entries to is Friday March (@ 5pm). To enter the competition, email your photo to photocomp@lawaters.ie as an attachment along with name, age, address and the location of your submitted photo. Click here for full competition rules and T&Cs.

*LAWPRO is the national shared service that works on behalf of Ireland’s 31 local authorities, co-ordinating efforts to achieve good water quality across the country. It was established to fulfil requirements under the EU Water Framework Directive and is funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. LAWPRO co-ordinates the efforts of local authorities and other public bodies in the implementation of the River Basin Management Plan. For further information visit https://lawaters.ie/

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