All summer 10-16 year olds from across the UK have been filming themselves as nature presenters and sending in their videos. The finalists have been selected for the Cairngorms Nature Young Presenter Competition and now it’s up to you to vote for your favourite.The winner of the public vote will spend a day being filmed with BBC nature presenter Iolo Williams, here in the Cairngorms National Park as part of an amazing 5-day Speyside Wildlife holiday for them and their family!
Voting ends at midnight on the 11th December.
Cairngorms Nature and the RSPB are looking for a child who is passionate about nature and can inspire others. The final shortlist was originally going to be eight, but there was a three-way tie for the final place. The entries were so fantastic that the judges did not want to eliminate two and instead decided to expand the final shortlist to ten. The quality and diversity of the entries has been overwhelming, they have been filmed from Scotland to the Scilly Isles and England to Uganda. Subjects have ranged from moon jellyfish to bee orchids, with presenters on land, up trees, and even underwater!
Iolo Williams was one of the judges, he said, “I’ve been very impressed with the standard of the entries for the Cairngorms Young Presenter competition. So many of the youngsters showed a deep understanding of their subject and their natural enthusiasm came over very well on camera. In fact, some of the entrants were so good that I’m already looking for my P45!”