KEEN snappers from across Worcestershire are being invited to showcase their skills in a photographic competition to raise money for the county’s wildlife.

Conservation charity Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is looking for photographs that reflect the diversity of the local countryside.

The prize on offer for 12 lucky winners is for their photographs to feature in the trust’s 2014 calendar.

In previous years only photos taken at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust nature reserves have been eligible.

But this year shots from anywhere in the county are welcome.

Wendy Carter, communications manager, said: “We’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful county with some wonderful species of wildlife.

“And while our nature reserves are obviously great for wildlife, we realise that most people enjoy watching wildlife in their gardens, villages and local parks.

“Wherever people watch wildlife, we’d encourage them to have a camera handy to make sure they capture the action.”

All photos submitted between now and the deadline of April 22 next year will also be considered for use on the trust’s Christmas and greetings cards.

Entry forms can be downloaded from graphy-competition.