“Inspired by Ospreys” – Competition 2018

This year we have an exciting competition for youngsters called “Inspired by Ospreys”.

 We want  children and young people to be “Inspired by Ospreys” and give us their best creative work in any of these categories.

  1. A drawing or painting (A4)

This can be any medium, paint, pen and ink, pastel etc. (Note; NOT a digitally produced image)

  1. A poem

An osprey poem using any type of verse.

It can be hand written or word processed no longer than one side A4.

  1. 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 hand written or word processed.


It would make a great school project so a whole class can take part, and you send us the best in each category! Time is short as entries must be received by Saturday 26th May 2018.


There are two competition age groups; 11 years and under and 12 years and over.

We will award first, second and third places (plus commended) in each category and each age group.


Sending your competition entries.

Entries can be sent in by individuals or sent together 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.

  1. 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


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


Winning Entries will be put on public display in Oakham Library

Osprey diving for a fish