Thank you for some great writing

Thank you to all who submitted entries for this blog’s first writing competition – there were some really good entries and five very good winners:

Wildlife and Politics Kerri ni Dochartaigh

Invertebrates Sue Croxford

Wildlife and the Arts Ross Hunter

International Wildlife Hugh Webster

Under-18 category Hazel Peters


But there were some excellent other entries and I’ve contacted some of them and will be featuring a few other essays as Guest Blogs over the next few weeks – I’m sure you will enjoy them too.  The first two will appear on Thursday and Friday mornings.

And ‘thank you’ to the two judges, Sarah Vernon-Hunt from Thames and Hudson and Michael McCarthy (author and former environment editor of the former Independent newspaper) who gave up their time and brain power to read and rank the entries. We’ll be meeting up later this week for a celebratory meal and re-running our views on your writing, no doubt.

Like throwing any party, it was difficult to know whether anyone would come, and what the quality of submissions would be.  But I shouldn’t have worried as you have produced some really interesting and well-written pieces. So, I’ll plan to do it again next year, but this time I’ll give you a bit more time for thinking about it.

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1 Reply to “Thank you for some great writing”

  1. Mark thank you all so much for the care, time and thought you put into this..this year, more than ever,it feels essential that we place nature and the mindful recording of it in our minds. I am proud as punch to be on your list in the final month of this year. Love and birdsong. X


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