Young Darwin Prize (UK)

UPDATE: Winners of first Young Darwin Prize announced

Young Darwin Prize

Young Darwin Prize


Young Darwin Prize

The Young Darwin Prize is a competition to find the best nature news videos.

If your school or community group is doing something practical to conserve biodiversity, why not make a short news report about it and enter our competition?

There are two entry categories; ages 7–11 years (Key Stage 2 or equivalent) and ages 11–14 years (Key Stage 3 or equivalent).

Groups of up to 10 children submit a short video, no longer than two and a half minutes, reporting on a local biodiversity project.

Entries can be uploaded and viewed on the competition website from 22 May 2010. The closing date is31 August 2010.

Our panel of experts will judge the entries and the winners will be announced in October.

The first prize is £500 for the winning group in each age category to visit to a local biodiversity site of special interest and class copies of a biodiversity book. Winners will be invited to a VIP event at the Natural History Museum to collect their prize and present their film. They will also go on a behind-the-scenes tour and meet a Museum scientist. Second prizes are class copies of a biodiversity book, free exhibition tickets and the opportunity to meet a Museum scientist.

The Young Darwin Prize is organised by the Natural History Museum, supported by Defra.

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