Back from the Brink is an ambitious conservation project which aims to save 20 species from extinction in England, including bats, butterflies and orchids.
This year, as part of their drive to celebrate and bring awareness to local wildlife, Back from the Brink held an amateur film and photography competition, encompassing 9 film categories and 4 photography categories, in partnership with Wildscreen.
The competitors were encouraged to focus on animals and plants that they cared about, especially those that they felt were threatened.
Chosen by a panel of judges, the winners of this competition have now been announced.
Space for species – Safe Haven by Oscar Dewhurst
Biodiversity – Frogs by Paula Copper
People in Nature – Ralston Memorial Glen Coe by John Cuthbert
Storytelling – The Red Squirrel – A Road to Reintroduction by Joseph Gray
(the first of a set of documentary photographs)
The entries for the film competition were of a similarly high standard and very varied, covering topics from grey seal conservation to the weird and wonderful creatures that live in caves.
The winners of each of the 9 film categories (Innovation, Impact, Just a Minute, Nature Near Me, People and Nature, Presenter, Threatened Environments and Species, and Young Person) can be seen below:
Innovation – Rescue to Release: A Journey in 360º Virtual Reality by Rose Summers
Impact – Toads on the Roads by Yasmine Ellis
Just a Minute – Our Magical Meadow by Becca Barry
Nature Near Me – How to build an insect hotel by Xander Johnston
People and Nature – Dormice – Conserving Brampton’s Indicator by Eleanor Bladon
Presenter – Brilliant British Botany by Joshua Styles
Threatened Environments and Species – Winter Refuge by Sam Whitton
Young Person – Nature’s Vanishing Trick by Lily Macfarlane
All of the winning images and films will be screened and displayed at the Back from the Brink festival, which takes place on the 26th October at We the Curious in Bristol.
Main image: Fallow deer walking across frost-covered playing fields at dawn. Richmond Park, London, UK. © Oscar Dewhurst.