UK-wide search to find young nature presenter launches

Scottish Rural Network

Do you know the next David Attenborough?

A UK-wide search is on to find a young person who is passionate about nature and can inspire others.

Cairngorms Nature and RSPB have launched a competition to find the first ever Young Cairngorms Nature Presenter. Anyone resident in the UK and aged 10 to 16 can enter.

The winner will spend a day being filmed with BBC nature presenter Iolo Williams in the Cairngorms National Park as part of five-day Speyside Wildlife holiday for them and their family.

Iolo Williams said, "I am delighted to be involved in this competition. In our multi-media age, where the screen is all too often king I want to encourage young people to get outside and be passionate about nature. The Cairngorms National Park, which is home to so much amazing wildlife, is the perfect place to inspire a love of nature. I am very much looking forward to seeing the entries and spending time with the winner."

Grant Moir CEO at the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) explains, "We have the most incredible wildlife here in the Cairngorms National Park and its future is in the hands of the next generation. This competition is an amazing opportunity for a young person to come to this unique part of the world, experience nature first hand and pick up tips from a professional."

The competition is open to all 10-16 year olds who are UK residents, all they need to do to enter is to film themselves presenting something in nature. The film should be no longer than 90 seconds and they must tell the camera why they would like to present Cairngorms Nature to a young audience.

The entries must be uploaded by a parent or guardian and will be shortlisted by a judging panel. The final eight will be showcased online with the winner being decided by a public vote.

The closing date for entries is 31 October 2105.

For more information on the competition, how to enter and all the Terms and Conditions please visit