How to take part
Young people who love nature and the outdoors are invited to take part in a summer writing challenge.
Young Nature Blogger 2021 is open to everyone aged 21 and under.
Entrants should write up to 500 words about Manx nature and send it in with their own photos and/or drawings, if they wish to add these.
The challenge is run by UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man, Manx Wildlife Trust and Isle of Man Newspapers.
Entries should be sent to Biosphere@gov.im accompanied by the entrant’s name, age, email address and phone number.
Photos should be at least 1MB and no bigger than 5MB and should be sent separate to, and not embedded in, documents.
Closing date and judging
The challenge closes on 12th August 2021.
Entries will be judged by Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, Leigh Morris, CEO of Manx Wildlife Trust, and Richard Butt, Editor of Isle of Man Newspapers.
Winners will receive Manx Wildlife Trust goodie bags and their blogs will feature in Isle of Man Newspapers’ titles and on its website, as well as in MWT’s Manx Nature magazine.
New for 2021
This year, three other UK and Ireland UNESCO Biospheres are joining UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man and running Young Nature Blogger 2021.
The first prize winners from the Isle of Man and from each participating Biosphere will be judged for an overall UK and Ireland Biosphere prize.
The Man and the Biosphere Programme celebrates its half century in 2021 and Young Nature Blogger 2021 is accredited as an official 50th anniversary event.
Find out more
To find out more about Young Nature Blogger 2021, click here.