18th November 2016
The finalists have been selected for the Cairngorms Nature Young Presenter Competition and now it’s up to the public to choose the winner.
Cairngorms Nature and the RSPB are looking for a child who is passionate about nature and can inspire others. All summer 10-16 year olds from across the UK have been filming themselves as nature presenters and sending the videos in.
The final shortlist of eight are now online and the winner will be decided by a public vote.
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!
The quality and diversity of the entries has been overwhelming covering species on land, in water and in the air the length and breadth of the British isles.
Iolo Williams was one of the judges, he said, “I have been blown away by the quality of entries for a second year running. There are so many youngsters out there with a passion for wildlife and a great understanding of their chosen subjects and it came across on the camera. I am looking forward to seeing who the public will choose as the ultimate winner.”
Last year’s winner James Miller was also a judge, he added, “I know how nerve wracking it is for the entrants to wait for the shortlist, it was a nail biting couple of weeks to wait last year. The entries this year have been incredible, so many varied topics and styles, it has been very tough to judge as they are all so good!”
Stuart Benn from RSPB Scotland, said: “ We are looking for a winner who can help us inspire the next generation about nature conservation, all the finalists are passionate and knowledgeable, it’s up to the public now to choose the person that inspires them the most.”