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CALLING ALL YOUNG ECO-WARRIORS AND CONSERVATION SUPERHEROES!

 

Do you love dolphins, whales, turtles, seals and seabirds?

 

Does seeing photos of whales with bellies full of plastic, turtles choking on plastic bags, or albatrosses feeding plastic pellets to their chicks make you see red?

 

Are you fed up with finding plastic rubbish destroying your local beach or river? Would you like to be part of the solution, not the problem?

 

You would? Fantastic!

 

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CREATE A BRILLIANT SCULPTURE OF AN ENDANGERED SEA CREATURE OR SEABIRD FROM PLASTIC RUBBISH AND MAKE IT THE BEST IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

 

Sound easy? Great!

 

If you’re in Years 3-8 and would like to take part in this competition then go in to school and tell your teacher, as entries must be submitted by a school.

 

PRIZES

First Prize: A visit anywhere in the UK mainland by one of the UK’s best-known children’s authors AND one of the UK’s most brilliant illustrators, PLUS 50 books – one from every author and illustrator in Authors4Oceans.

 

Runner-Up Prizes: Two schools will each receive a visit from either a top Authors4Oceans author or one of our fantabulous illustrators, plus 30 books from our award-winning Authors4Oceans team.

 

Third Prize: Twenty signed books from our award-winning Authors4Oceans team.

 

HOW TO ENTER

1. Competition opens 1 May 2018 and closes 10 November 2018, when you will be able to enter online by submitting a photo of your sculpture.

2. Build your plastic sculpture using recycled plastic rubbish ONLY! Please, please don’t get ‘new’ plastic straws, bottles etc.

3. All sculptures must be of sea creatures, mammals or seabirds, ideally ones that are threatened or endangered.

4. Use environmentally-friendly glue, string or other support materials.

5. You model must be a minimum of 50cms high, 50cms wide and 50cms deep and a maximum of 2 metres high, 2 metres deep

6. Be creative! Use our ‘Need Inspiration?’ section for ideas but feel free to let your imagination roam wild. And don’t just stick to the well-known sea creatures. Consider Belugas, seahorses and some of the weird and wonderful endangered creatures that live in the remotest parts of the World Ocean. Don’t forget that you can tackle seabirds too.

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