Rubis Channel Islands has once again teamed up with Jersey Trees for Life and Guernsey Trees for Life to support a photographic competition that inspires people to engage with our natural landscape by taking photos of their favourite trees.
The Trees We Love competition is now in its fourth year and has produced some stunning images of trees of all shapes and sizes across the Channel Islands, the best of which are chosen to feature in the annual Rubis Calendar.
The challenge is open to all amateur photographers, with entries split into two categories: Schools / Junior (18 years of age and under) and Open.
The subject of the entered photographs must be a tree or trees, existing in the Channel Islands. Entries will be judged by an independent panel, and there will be three winners and three runners up in each category.
Adult winners will receive a £500 credit to their RUBiS Card (or a pre-loaded RUBiS Card for new customers), whilst younger entrants will be rewarded with a £200 Amazon voucher to spend on whatever they wish!
RUBiS takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously and is proud to support initiatives that reduce the impact of fossil fuel consumption in the Channel Islands. The burning of fossil fuels is one of the primary causes of CO2 emissions; Jersey Trees for Life and Guernsey Trees for Life are the only charities whose work helps to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
Nick Crolla, Head of Sales and Marketing for Rubis Channel Islands said: “This competition aims to stimulate amateur photographers to go out, explore and look closely at the woodlands and trees across the Channel Islands. The beauty of our islands, away from the coastal areas, depends largely on the trees, from a single mighty oak to a line of stately poplars – capture the shape, colour and detail of this summer and autumn’s trees in their full glory. Take your camera and capture the magic!”
Conrad Evans of Jersey Trees for Life added: “The photographic competition is really gaining momentum and is literally becoming a date on people’s calendars. We’ re going to include more interesting information about trees in the 2019 edition as they are the main focus of the promotion. We are grateful to Rubis for continuing this partnership as it helps raise the profile of trees locally and all things associated with them. In this day and age, when cut-backs are common place it shows how committed Rubis is to improving and enhancing our environment.”
Vanessa Crispini-Adams, Guernsey Trees For Life Education Office said “It is always wonderful to see how differently we all view the natural world and the variety of photos submitted to the competition is full of variety and creativity. The calendar not only documents the many wonderful trees we have in the Channel Islands which are an essential part of our natural landscape and ecosystem, but it also reflects how we as individuals and communities live alongside some of the plant world’s most impressive specimens.”