Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the ‘Natural Connections’ which have sustained, surrounded, supported and encouraged people and communities since 23 March 2020, the first day of lockdown last year.
In the last year, 12 months that will leave a permanent memory on the lives of people around the world, a number of everyday life experiences have become an essential part of our wellbeing. The importance of nature in our lives, from a small flower in a garden to climbing a newly discovered hill, or just sitting on a beach listening to the waves, never before has the connection to nature become more crucial. Coupled with the challenges of lockdown, bubbles and restricted gatherings, the need for connections has become ever more craved.
How You Can Get Involved
To get involved in the photographic competition which opens 1 March, participants can send images taken since 23 March 2020 to Earth Day, which will be celebrated on 22 April 2021, capturing ‘Natural Connections’ using the hashtag #NaturalConnections2021 on social media. Entries can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, closing 22 April 2021.