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Cairngorms Nature Young Presenter Competition


There is a great competition for young naturalists - and time is running out to enter !

There are two National Parks in Scotland. One of them is the Cairngorms National Park. It is located in some of the most beautiful , and is over 4,500 km² in size. Iolo Williams is a Welsh naturalist and TV presenter. He has done quite a lot of work on the BBC Autumnwatch/Winterwatch (which I was on here) and he has teamed up with the Cairngorms and the RSPB  to run a competition for young naturalists. All you have to do to enter is film a short clip.

The competition is open for 10 to 16 year olds, and they must all live in the UK. The clip should be no more than 90 seconds long, and must be about the nature around you or something in nature that inspires you, anything from leafs to insects. Here's everything you need to know !

The videos need to be uploaded by your parents. They will be shortlisted to the best eight by a judging panel, and will be put online. The winner will be picked out be the public. If you win, you will go to the Cairngorms National Park for five days next February on a wildlife holiday, and  spend a day being being filmed in the park with Iolo Williams.

The park is home to red squirrels, ospreys, deer (both red and roe), capercaillie, otters, stoats, a number of garden birds, and even golden eagles ! Also, it will be a great opportunity to inspire others into nature and see loads of interesting nature yourself.

If you do send in a video, good luck. It is always amazing to see young people interested in nature, and if you know someone who might enter, let them know. I know quite a few people who will be interested. You have until Halloween to enter!

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