Autumn colours and competitions

Autumn is a colourful time of year. Just wander along the drive towards Charlecote’s Elizabethan Gatehouse and you’ll know. Golden yellows, evergreens and the odd flash of crimson red provide sumptuous views as far as you can see!

Autumnal views to the Gatehouse at Charlecote Park / Jana Eastwood

Autumnal views to the Gatehouse at Charlecote Park / Jana Eastwood

If you’re a keen nature photographer, you’ll also be a big fan of this season. Deer rutting, fungi blooming and leaves falling make wonderful subject matter. So it is an ideal time of year for a photography competition. Or perhaps two…

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Our friends at Cotswold Outdoors have joined forces with National Trust in the Midlands for this seasonal competition.

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All we ask of you is to share an autumnal shot with us on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) and use the hashtags #NTMidlandsComp . Full terms and conditions are listed on the website and it is important you read them. The closing deadline for the competition is midnight 31.10.16.

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YOUR BLOGS: I used to be indecisive… visits Charlecote Park

Another wonderful blog post about a visit to Charlecote was shared by Elaine on her blog ‘I used to be indecisive…‘. She visited earlier this year and we couldn’t resist sharing her post as it contains some beautifully sunny photography to keep our summer memories alive.

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Charlecote

Charlecote Park, on the edge of the River Avon in Warwickshire, is a 16th century house with delightful gardens and parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.   We visited in May when spring was well on its way and everything was looking fresh and bright.

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Could your photograph be the 2017 National Trust Handbook cover?

PLEASE NOTE : This competition closes on 4 September 2016

Are you a keen amateur photographer? Do you regularly take photos of National Trust places? Could your photograph be the 2017 National Trust Handbook cover?

Our pals at the central NT office are looking for a pretty special photo to use on the National Trust Handbook 2017. We know we have some amazing photographs taken by our visitors and wonder if you could provide said image? Read on for more information on this competition that is being run in partnership with Panasonic.

Could it be your image on the front of our handbook next year?

Could it be your image on the front of our handbook next year?

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We’d like to invite you to photograph one of your favourite National Trust landscapes and share it with us. Pro photographer or not – it really doesn’t matter. The winning picture will become the cover of the 2017 Handbook and be seen by more than 4.5 million people. The winner will also receive a state-of-the-art Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 camera.

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Autumn Glow: Photography Competition

You know we love Autumn here at Charlecote. We love the colours, the crisp leaves, the changing views. We also love the changing sounds in the park. Autumn just has that special feeling – that glow – that the other seasons don’t quite manage*.

Autumn glow as captured by Jana, our volunteer photographer.

Autumn glow as captured by Jana, our volunteer photographer.

If you love it too, you might be interested in entering the Midlands ‘Autumn Glow’ competition. The winning entry will receive a fantastic Lumix DMC-TZ70 camera, courtesy of our partner Panasonic. Continue reading