Time to submit your best nature photos from the Macarthur region

The popular Macarthur Nature Photography Competition is back in 2020 - and this year there's a new category for local snappers to sink their teeth into.

The competition - which attracts plenty of entries each year - will again feature the classic cateogires of flora, fauna, waterways and landscapes, in addition to a brand new one: backyard biodiversity.

The new category is for images taken in entrants' backyards, from their balconies or in their local parks, highlighting native plants or wildlife.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said the new category was perfect for people who have been spending more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Each year this competition captures the magnificent beauty of the Macarthur region's natural landscape, waterways and the many unique and amazing plants and animals that live among us," he said.

"During the Covid health situation many of us have been spending much more time at home or getting exercise in our local parks where many amazing creatures also live which is why I'm excited to see some of the entries we get from the new backyard biodiversity category."

Entries are open to residents in Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly and there are $3000 in prizes up for grabs.

No awards ceremony will be held this year due to Covid-19 health restrictions, however an online album of each age category winner will be created and share on Campbelltown Council's social media pages, along with an announcement of the competition winners.

All entries will be available to view on the council's website: campbelltown.nsw.gov.au.

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