A border wildlife charity is asking for aspiring wildlife photographers to send in their best winter snaps as part of a campaign to highlight environmental issues.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust want you to send them your winter photos, capturing the county's special wildlife and landscapes, along with a short sentence about how your image represents your passion for the area.

The photography competition is part of The Wildlife Trusts #WilderFuture campaign, a campaign to influence MPs to follow through on the promise of a strong new Environment Act.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust say they're taking the issue 'local' and asking people their passions and beliefs about local wildlife and landscapes and why they’re important to them so after you’ve submitted your entry why not spread the word about the campaign by sharing your photo (and others) on social media along with the hashtag #WilderFuture.

"The Government published a draft new Environment Bill on Wednesday 19th December 2018 but we strongly believe this doesn’t go far enough to tackle the serious environmental challenges we face nor does it provide legal certainty for the future of our natural world," said a spokesperson.

"We hope to have your support and the support of your friends and family to join the thousands across all 46 Wildlife Trusts to (preferably) meet their MP in person to discuss the need for a strong Environment Act.

"Our competition is very informal and fun and open to all ages, so if you have a good photo you would like to share, please do send it in.

The closing date is 5pm 28th February 2019. Winners will be notified in the trust's March e-newsletter. 

The winning photograph and runners up will be showcased on social media, our website and in the Wildlife Trust's 2020 calendar.

To enter email your photo to: Awilderfuture@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk