27 January, 2021

World Wetlands Day 2021 Photography Competition

As part of World Wetlands Day on the 2nd of February 2021, Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park are hosting an exciting photography competition. This competition is asking participants to submit their best personal photos of water courses, wetlands, and associated nature in their area and within their current travel restrictions.

The competition is open to entry from people of all ages from across the country. Theres’s some great prizes on offer for the winning photos, with 1st prize including a €100 One4All voucher, a Dún na Sí annual car park pass and family membership for Dún na Sí Heritage park. Entries can range from photos of seas and lakes, to rivers and streams, and to the plants, animals, and birds that are found in these special environments. The competition is kindly supported by the Local Authority Waters Programme.

About World Wetlands Day:

World Wetlands Day falls on the 2nd of February each year with the sole purpose to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and the planet. This year, the theme is “Wetlands and Water”, with the campaign highlighting the contribution of wetlands to the quality and quantity of freshwater on the planet.

Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park is home to one of the few Turloughs East of the River Shannon, making it a very unique aspect of the park. Also referred to as the “disappearing lake”, the Turlough at Dún na Sí only fills up with water in the Winter, and disappears again by Spring. Due to their unusual environmental conditions, Turloughs are a wonderful support to biodiversity.

Dún na Sí - Turlough 1

The Dún na Sí photography competition encourages people to celebrate wetlands and biodiversity in their local area, and to enjoy learning more about the natural ecosystems all around them.

To enter: Email marketing@dunnasi.ie with a photo, caption/description, full name and contact number.

Follow Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park on Facebook and Instagram for more information on World Wetlands Day 2021.

Please note: Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park ask that participants adhere to the current 5km government travel restrictions in place, and advise to all current Covid 19 safety measures and advice.

Terms & Conditions: Entrants must hold all personal ownership and reproduction rights to the photo they submit. The entrant must grant permission for Dún na Sí to reproduce their credited photo in all forms of promotional media. Entrants must be resident within Ireland.