Cairngorms Nature Young Presenter Competition

RSPB - Give Nature a HomeThe massive Cairngorms National Park covers an area as big as the island of Mallorca and is home to some of our rarest and most impressive wildlife.

In fact a quarter of all the rare bird, animal and plant species in the UK live here. Wildcats, red squirrels, capercaillies, crossbills, water voles and golden eagles all make their home in this landscape of mountains, rivers and pine forest.

Displaying male capercaillie

Have you ever fancied being a nature presenter, going on location to be filmed talking about amazing wildlife? Well here’s your chance!

Cairngorms Nature is looking for a Young Nature Presenter for 2016, someone with a passion for nature who can inspire other young people to get involved with caring about nature too.

The prize

The winner and their family will spend 5 nights at a fabulous private steading in Glen Feshie, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, courtesy of Speyside Wildlife, who have been running all-inclusive wildlife watching holidays in this special place for 25 years.

The winner will spend one of the days with none other than BBC nature presenter Iolo Williams, picking up tips and making a short film about Cairngorms Nature!

The other three days will be jam packed, going out and about with one of Speyside Wildlife’s expert guides, looking for rare and elusive species like pine marten.

The prize includes full board accommodation for four people at Speyside Wildlife’s converted steading in Glen Feshie from Saturday 13 February to Thursday 18 February 2016, and the company of one of Speyside Wildlife’s guides to take you out exploring the area in the comfort of an 8-seater minibus.

How to enter

All we need is a short film of you as a nature presenter. It can be anything, from a ladybird on a window box to a deer in the wild – the important thing is that you are enthusiastic and know your stuff!

As part of the film you must also include the statement, “I would love to present Cairngorms Nature because…” then tell us the answer on camera.

The judges will be looking for people who are passionate and can inspire others. The film must be no more than 90 seconds long and you must be 10-16 years old to enter.

  1. Please ask an adult to read the ‘rules, terms and conditions’ before entering.
  2. Upload your video to YouTube, an adult can help you do this.
  3. Ask an adult to fill in the details in the form at the bottom of this page, this will include giving us the web address for your video from YouTube.
  4. Make sure to check the box stating you have read the rules, terms and conditions before submitting your video.

The closing date is 31 October 2015 – Good luck!

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