A countryside photo competition has been launched and entrants could win £1,000.

The CLA has launched the competition to showcase the landscapes and people of the great British countryside.

In addition to capturing beautiful and unique rural landscapes, the CLA particularly wants to celebrate the people who make the rural economy tick. It is offering an exclusive award for the best photograph of people working in the countryside.

The competition is part of The Countryside Matters, the CLA’s campaign demonstrating public support for continued investment in our countryside.

John Mortimer, director of CLA South West said: “Over the next 12 months there’s an open invitation to capture on camera the rich diversity of our rural communities, our wildlife and the iconic features that make up our wonderful landscapes, not just in the south west, but across England and Wales.

“The south west with its mystical moorland, rolling hills, historic buildings and beautifully maintained gardens, not forgetting the miles upon miles of coastline, is, I believe, amongst the most spectacular in all of England and Wales. Why wouldn’t we want to showcase it through photography?

For more info go to cla.org.uk/photocomp2018.