Cairngorms National Park

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Do you know a budding young nature presenter?

1st September 2015

Is your child a natural naturalist, a David Attenborough in the making?  If so they could become the first ever Young Cairngorms Nature Presenter.

Cairngorms Nature and the RSPB have launched a UK-wide search to find a child who is passionate about nature and can inspire others.

There is a very special prize on offer as the winner will get the chance to spend a day being filmed with BBC nature presenter Iolo Williams, here in the Cairngorms National Park as part of an amazing 5-day Speyside Wildlife holiday for them and their family!

Grant Moir CEO at the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) explains, “We have the most incredible wildlife here in the Cairngorms National Park and its future is in the hands of the next generation.  This competition is an amazing opportunity for a young person to come to this unique part of the world, experience nature first hand and pick up tips from a professional.”

Iolo Williams said, “ I am delighted to be involved in this competition.  In our multi-media age, where the screen is all too often king I want to encourage young people to get outside and be passionate about nature. The Cairngorms National Park, which is home to so much amazing wildlife, is the perfect place to inspire a love of nature.  I am very much looking forward to seeing the entries and spending time with the winner”

A spokesperson for RSPB Scotland, said: “This competition is a fantastic opportunity for young people to get out and experience nature in one of Scotland’s most beautiful, wildlife rich landscapes. It’s a chance for them to be passionate and creative and for us to help inspire the next generation about nature conservation, which is extremely important. We look forward to seeing all of the entries and celebrating the good work that’s gone into them.”

The competition is open to all 10-16 year olds who are UK residents, all they need to do to enter is to film themselves presenting something in nature.  The film should be no longer than 90 seconds and they must tell the camera why they would like to present Cairngorms Nature to a young audience.

The entries must be uploaded by a parent or guardian and will be shortlisted by a judging panel.  The final eight will be showcased online with the winner being decided by a public vote.

For more information on the competition, how to enter and all the Terms and Conditions please visit www.rspb.org.uk/cairngormsnature