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2 February 2021 News Release

The competition, coordinated by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions, is free to enter at and is calling for anyone with an interest in invasive species to submit photo or video footage that showcases these ‘ferals in action’ and the damage they cause.

Dr Ian McDonald, Communications Manager with the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions said entries are open now and the competition aims to put invasive species under the spotlight.

“Invasive species such as pest animals, weeds and exotic insects are environmental vandals and cause billions of dollars in lost productivity each year to our agricultural industries.

“Since a picture (or video footage) paints a thousand words - this competition is a way to highlight the impact of invasive species in different Australian landscapes, and the damage they bring with it.

“The competition has had a short hiatus after last being undertaken in 2017, and since then we've had a number of requests to bring it back.

"We've not only brought it back but we've added some great new interactive features to really get our audience engaged, including live voting and commenting and social media sharing of all entries.

"You can enter the competition as many times as you like, and the live voting means that the winners will be completely decided by you," Dr McDonald said.

Once your entry is approved, it will be placed in the interactive gallery on the competition website where you can share it with your friends, family and work colleagues and ask them to vote and comment.

"It's pretty simple, the entries with the most votes will win, so share your entry far and wide and ask everyone to vote," Dr McDonald said.

There are five amazing prizes on offer to the top five voted entries, these prizes are worth a retail value of nearly $5000 and include state of the art trail cameras, brand new animal trap devices and ecology themed books thanks to our competition sponsors and Aussie owned and operated businesses Outdoor Cameras Australia, Animal Trap Solutions and CSIRO publishing.

Entries close at 12pm AEST Friday April 30th 2021 with voting open for another 2 weeks after this date. However you can vote for entries at any time, with one vote per person, per entry allowed.

The competition winners will be officially announced and showcased at the 18th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference which begins on May 25th.

So get snapping and enter at today!

This media release originally appeared at Hop to it and snap a feral for new competition!

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