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Hold the front page! MADhurst Competition 2022

Hold the front page! MADhurst Competition 2022

This year the South Downs National Park Authority are hosting a creative competition with a renaturing theme for children and teenagers, in partnership with the MADhurst Festival 2022.

We’re inviting children between 5 and 16 years old to become ‘ReNature Reporters’ and to investigate what amazing things are happening in their local communities to help nature.

Is someone building a minibeast mansion in their garden? Has your community allowed wildflowers to grow by the roadside? Perhaps there is a new wildlife pond nearby? Or maybe you’ve started your own project to help nature – we want to hear about all of it!

To enter, children should create a newspaper front page with a catchy headline telling us all about their findings and ReNaturing ideas.

The front page can include photos, drawings and up to 250 words of writing, and should be no larger than A3 in size.

We’re encouraging all children to imagine what they could do to give wildlife a helping hand, and even better if you can include a ReNaturing project you’ve already done!

There are three age categories:

  • 5-8 years
  • 9-11 years
  • 12-16 years

Children may enter individually or in a group of up to four.  They may only enter once in each category. Please check the Terms & Conditions for full details of how to enter.

A prize will be awarded to the winner of the child in each age group, and the winner of each of the group entry categories will win a prize too. A highly commended certificate will be awarded to the runners up in each age group.

The deadline for entries is midnight on 6 July 2022 and the winners will be notified by the end of July.

A prize giving will be held at the South Downs Centre Open Day on 6th August 2022.

Click here to learn more about our ReNature Campaign.


" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "