Message from Liz Bonnin
Television presenter, scientist and president of The Wildlife Trusts Liz Bonnin has this message to would-be entrants.
If you are 21 and under, you are invited to write up to 500 words, and illustrate this if you wish, on the topic of nature in the Isle of Man. You can write about a favourite species or spot, how you enjoy connecting with nature and how it makes you feel, etc. Find out more here.
Simply email your entry to Biosphere@gov.im marking it 'Young Nature Writer 2023' and be sure to include your name, age and contact details. Ask your parent/carer for help sending it in if needed. If you embed photos into your entry, please save the originals as we'll need them if you win.
The closing date is 5th September 2023, so you have all spring and summer to get out into nature and write about it.
Judging will be carried out by representatives of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man, Manx Wildlife Trust, Manx Ornitholgical Society and Isle of Man Examiner. Winners will be invited to a prize presentation in autumn 2023.
Winners and runners up will be expected to take part in publicity we'll provide to newspapers, magazines and radio and on social media, including the publication of names and photos.
Find out about the 2022 Young Nature Writer competition and read and be inspired by the winning entries here.