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Show what the nature in your neighbourhood means to you!

Teaming up with the West of England Combined Authority, we’re inviting young people aged 13 – 18 years old from Bath, North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire to tell their nature stories in Summer 2024 through photographs and short films.

Share your passion for local nature for a chance to win some fantastic prizes – and have your work showcased on and at Wildscreen Festival, in Bristol.

If you want to advertise this competition at your school or community group you can download the poster below. More information is available in the Terms of Entry and FAQ

Competition Webinar

In support of this competition we hosted a free Webinar for educators, community and youth leaders who are keen to learn more about the competition.                                                                                           

In this video we explored the main details of the competition and introduce the terms of entry and the support resources available to adults assisting young people aged 13 – 18 with their entries.

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There has never been a greater need for young people to feel connected to nature. Wildscreen ARK is an online nature education hub for young people, built to inspire curiosity about the natural world and empower them to protect it.

Wildscreen ARK will:

  • Make engaging educational nature content available to young people for free.
  • Support educators by offering trusted resources so they can teach about natural  history and the environment with confidence.
  • Build routes into the filmmaking, media and conservation industries for young people, particularly those with different life experiences.
  • Continue the legacy of ARKive, the world’s leading audio-visual encyclopaedia of life on Earth.

Support Wildscreen ARK

Donate to Wildscreen

  • Funding will be used to develop and pilot educational resources which will be available on Wildscreen ARK.

Community and Education Newsletter

  • Sign up to Wildscreen’s Community and Education Newsletter to be the first to hear about new opportunities and events, including updates about Wildscreen ARK!
  • We will be using this to share news relevant to community groups, charities, young people, schools and colleges.

Our funders

A massive thank you to The Linbury Trust, The Nisbet Trust, and Garfield Weston Foundation for providing funding, and to Rocketmakers for software development and in-kind support. 

Image credits

Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) by Klaus M. Stiefel

Common frog (Rana temporaria) by Iain Leach

Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus) by Iain Leach

Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) by Iain Leach

Grass snake (Natrix natrix) by Iain Leach

Common otter (Lutra lutra) by James Warwick

Rugged oil beetle (Meloe rugosus) by Bill Urwin

Great black-backed gull (Larus marinus) by Ray Hennessy

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) by James Warwick

Mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) by DFKT

Gannets (Morus bassanus) by James Warwick

Seven-spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) by Eileen and Harry Bickerstaff

Silver studded blue (Plebejus argus) by Iain Leach

Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) by Iain Leach

European water vole (Arvicola amphibius) by Iain Leach

Yellow stagshorn fungus (Calocera viscosa) by Lance Featherstone

Natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) by Bernard Dupont