Biosphere's summer writing challenge for young people

A summer writing challenge for young people is being run by Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 11:40 am
Young Nature Blogger Challenge 2021 celebrates 50 years of the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Program

Young Nature Blogger 2021, celebrating 50 years of the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Program, is open to everyone aged 21 and under.

Entrants are asked to write up to 500 words about nature in the Biosphere, this can be accompanied by photos and/or drawings of the amazing wildlife and spectacular countryside found in the south west.

Entries will be judged by Keith Kirk, local wildlife and environmental photographer and writer, and Andrew Bielinski, RSPB Scotland area manager.

Winners will receive wildlife goodie bags and their blogs will feature in DG Life magazine and Ayrshire Magazine as well as Biosphere websites.

Keith said: “Being out in, connecting with and noticing nature in our Biosphere is good for wellbeing and we encourage young writers, photographers and illustrators to explore this summer and share their unique observations with us.’

Andrew added: “We hope Young Nature Blogger 2021 inspires young people to engage with nature, be amazed at the diversity we have, and learn why it’s so important that we all nurture and care for it so that it remains wonderful for generations to come.”

Entries should be sent to [email protected] accompanied by name, age, email address and phone number. Closing date is August 12.

Photos should be 1-5MB and should be sent separate to, not embedded in documents.