Ospreys and Us

The 2017 “Ospreys and us” movie competition


Ospreys inspire us, and children of all ages can take part in our exciting new 2017 movie competition.

It could be ospreys on the internet, local ospreys you have seen, an osprey story, or about activities children have done based on ospreys. Tell us your story in a short movie “Ospreys and us”

Movies can be made by individuals or by groups of children.

Inspired by ospreys, your movie should have the title ‘Ospreys & Us’ .

The movie can be made using a phone or digital camera, and can be with or without sound.

Individuals or groups of children should make their movie no longer than 2 ½ minutes

Schools are encouraged to hold their own movie competition first and then send us their best entries.

We will judge group and individual entries from primary and secondary aged pupils separately.

The final date for receipt of entries is May 26th 2017


How to send your movie to us

Movie files are quite big. Please do not e-mail them to us as attachments!

Send your movie by one of the following TWO ways…



The movie file can be sent using WeTransfer. Please only send one video at a time using WeTransfer.

Log on to www.wetransfer.com

You have to do three things in the WeTransfer panel…

+Add files                        add your video file here

Friend’s e-mail              jackie@rutlandwater.org.uk

Message                            Give the name and age of the children who made the video, and the name of their school  or group



You can send you movie file on a memory card, memory stick or on DVD by post.

Please include the name(s) and age(s) of the pupils who made the video.

We also need contact details and name of the school or group.

Osprey Education Team ,

Anglian Bird Watching Centre,

Rutland Water Nature Reserve,

 Egleton, Oakham,


 LE15 8BT


Ozzie’s Movie Awards  2017 ‘The  Ozcars’

When we have you movies we will watch them and judge the winners and commended in each age group.

Prize winners, as well as participating schools, groups and individuals will be invited to attend our  Ozzie’s Movie Awards 2017 , which we have nicknamed  “The Ozcars”.

We will contact the winners and all participating schools in early June 2017

We will host our viewing and presentation on Wednesday 5th July 2017 at Rutland Water.