“Inspired by Ospreys” – Osprey creative competition 2018

This year we have an exciting competition for youngsters. We want children to be “Inspired by Ospreys” and give us their best creative work in any of these categories. It would make a great school project so a whole class can take part, and you send us the best in each category!
1. A drawing or painting (A4)
This can be any medium, paint, pen and ink, pastel etc.
(Note; NOT a digitally produced image)

2. A short story
A short story which is based on ospreys in some way. It must be no longer than 600 words. It can be handwritten or word processed.

3. A poem
An osprey poem using any type of verse.
It must be no longer than one side A4. It can be hand written or word processed.

There are two competition age groups; 11 years and under and 12 years and over.
We will have first, second and third places (plus commended) in each category and age group.

All entries must be received by Saturday 26th May 2018.
Winning entries will be put on public display.

Sending your entries.
Entries can be sent in by individuals or sent from a school.
We suggest that schools hold a competition of their own so that entries can be judged and perhaps the best 3 in each category are sent to us.

1. Work can be posted to us, delivered by hand or sent by e-mail;
Postal entries; Jackie Murray, Rutland Ospreys Education Officer, Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8BT
E-mail entries; For pictures attach a good quality photograph to an e-mail with the entrants details. Poems and stories can be attached to an email.
2. Each individuals piece of work should have these details;
Posted entries; on the back E-mailed entries; e-mailed with the attached entry.
? Pupil name and age
? Category
? School entries ; Name and school address with name of a contact teacher
? Contact details ; Telephone number /e-mail address

3. Judging of the work will be Monday 4th June. Schools will all be notified of the results.