Community charity Groundwork has launched a photography competition to encourage young people to share their views on what they love about their local park.

Those aged 16-24 will be in with a chance of winning a professional photography course, as well as having their views shared with MPs.

The competition, launched as part of the #MyHomeMyPark campaign, is calling upon young people to send in photos of their local park via social media, alongside their opinions on their local park and what could be done to make it better for the local community.

The competition, devised with support by young volunteers working with the charity as a ‘Youth Advisory Board’ (YAB) will run until Friday, August 9, with 10 of the best entries winning a place on a local professional photography course.

The winning entries will also be featured during the Labour and Conservative party conferences later this year, where the YAB will raise their concerns for the future of our parks and green spaces directly with MPs.

“Parks are more important to me than any venue, club, centre or café,” says YAB member, Mo Langmuir.

“They’re places to go that are free and are community hubs with fresh air, green carpets and shady trees built in. Young people are the second biggest user of parks in this country, so we should have a say in how they’re run.”

For more information, and to enter, visit the Groundwork website.