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UNESCO looking for the Island's Young Nature Champion 

The deadline is on 1 November

Young people on the Isle of Man are being encouraged to take part in the Young Nature Champion competition. 

Led by UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man, the competition encourages people to delve into the wonders of the natural world, share their experiences and submit pieces of writing, short films or audio recordings of their favourite discoveries.

Winning entries will receive 'a unique nature experience' and be named Young Nature Champion.

Runners-up will receive gift vouchers from Manx Wildlife Trust.

Clare Barber MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, said: "We live in a wonderful Biosphere with so much to see and do. 

"This year we are expanding our annual writing competition to include exciting new categories for film and audio recordings. We would really like to hear and see the passion for the natural world from our young people and give them an exciting avenue to promote their creative expression. 

"There are so many options from a diary of a day at the beach to a film about a basking shark, or recording of birdsong."

Graham Makepeace-Warne, MWT’s Head of Engagement, added: "One of our strategic goals is to inspire young people to explore the wonders of nature, fostering a lifelong passion for wildlife. 

"The evolution of the competition into encompassing audio and video submissions is truly exciting. 

"As an avid videographer, I anticipate seeing the diverse ways these mediums ignite the creativity of young minds."

The deadline for submission is 1 November. 

You can find out more here.

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