We're delighted to relaunch the Photography Competition for a further two months of entries.

With the lockdown limitations,  implications of maintaining safe social distances and restrictions caused by working from home we decided to alter the remaining suggested themes to make them more suitable for the current environment.
For June the suggested theme is From my Window and for July we're suggesting Hidden Gems.  Both are open to interpretation and we hope you will enjoy looking for suitable subjects or going back through your archive to find photos. More on these below.
Unfortunately we have had to change the prizes on offer, the British Wildlife Photography Awards is not currently accepting entries and therefore there is not a date for the awards ceremony. Consequently we had to change the prizes on offer as we didn't feel it was fair to keep the winner waiting on an event that might not happen until 2021. Therefore the first prize is membership of The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers is for pro and enthusiast photographers who enjoy photographing the natural world. 
Whatever your interest is in photography, SINWP is here to help and support you. So, if you would like to just learn more about photography to achieve better results then help is on hand.  
As a member of The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers there are lots of benefits you can take advantage of. These include a listing on our website where you can have an image of yourself, online gallery and your signature image - which is your favourite image.  
Our online forum and members only Facebook group continues to be the place to talk with fellow photographers, both socially and also ask advise if you need any help with your photography.  

Find out more, see the winning photos, look at the categories and read the reasons for CJS running a photography competition here.

This month (June) the suggested theme is From my Window and the prize is a beepot from Green&Blue.

This month we're looking for views from your window, whether that's your home, office or even car doesn't matter. It could be an incredible sunrise, a lovely lupin in the garden, a flock of birds seen over fields on your way to do the shopping, fledglings hoping about the grass harassing parent birds, a window box bursting with promise on a balcony; whatever it is you see that connects you to the natural world and all from the safety of your home.

This month our chosen photo will win the photographer a beepot from  Green&Blue , an award winning Cornish company who design and make a beautiful range of products created to give nature a home.

Founded in 2005 by husband and wife team Gavin and Kate Christman, Green&Blue brought together their love of simple, stylish design and their passion for wildlife.

The Green&Blue range is designed and made in Cornwall and uses 75% waste material from the Cornish china clay industry.  As well as the construction based products Green&Blue make a range for the garden, including beautiful birdfeeders, birdhouses and Beepot planters which have space for solitary bees to nest as well as somewhere to plant bee-friendly flowers.
In 2014 the company launched the Bee Brick, which went on to win the Soil Association innovation award.  With Bee Brick, Green&Blue recognised that if they could work with a massive industry like construction, and make each new house built provide habitat for wildlife as well as for people, they could really help with large scale change in biodiversity. In 2019 Green&Blue added the SwiftBlock and the BatBlock to their range, creating even more space for nature within the built environment.

Simply email your photo (jpegs please) to photo@countryside-jobs.com along with your name and any information you want to include about your photo: what it shows, where it was taken and a caption for a funny one would be welcome too - and this month remember to include your job title. If you'd like us to tag you (or site / project) if we share your photo to social media please include the relevant handles and details.  You can enter as many photos as you like, but each image may only be entered once.
Full rules are here - please read them before sending your photos, we'll assume you have. All the information about the competition can be found here: c-js.uk/CJSPhoto

Please bear in mind at all times that your health, and the health of those around you, is more important than any photograph and you should not do anything to put it at risk.