May 2024 

We're looking for that perfect moment captured on camera, one that represents the beauty and diversity of wildlife, the breath-taking landscapes or the thrilling moments of adventure and exploration from visits to our lakes from across the region.

Launching today (24th May 2024), South West Lakes Trust is inviting all visitors to enter their photos and videos into its 2024 ‘Love Your Lakes’ Photography and Video Competition.

Enticing prizes include £250 for the overall winner, and £100 for the winner of each of the five categories including: Wonderful Wildlife, Stunning Scenery, Awesome Adventures, Young Explorers and It’s Your Outdoors. 

Young Explorers is a new category for this year, inviting entries from younger photographers and videographers. The winner will be able to choose between the cash prize or an hour’s paddle party for up to 8 participants!

Winning entries will be displayed in a special exhibition at Roadford Lake at the end of the year and will feature in the charity’s stunning 2025 calendar.

The competition will be open for entries from Friday 24th May until Saturday 31st August. 

James Platts, Chief Executive for South West Lakes Trust, said: “We are excited to see those special moments captured from around our lakes, whether that be engaging with the natural environment, or from adventures out on the water. It’s those special, sometimes fleeting moments experienced out in nature that makes these lakes mean so much more to our visitors. We are really looking forward to sharing those moments with you and we wish everyone good luck!”

Find out more and how to enter

About us 

Healthy lakes, landscapes and lives

South West Lakes Trust is the region’s largest combined environmental and recreational charity, caring for and enhancing reservoirs on behalf of South West Water for conservation and recreation purposes. Our 50 inland water sites, encompassing 5,000 hectares of land and water spread across Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and West Somerset, attract in the region of 2 million visits annually. 

Our reservoirs and lakes are home to many wonderful animals and boast important habitats and built historic sites. We pride ourselves on enabling people of all abilities to enjoy these special locations by providing access both on and off the water. It’s your outdoors – come and explore.