To celebrate over 50 years of the Ramsar Convention and World Wetlands Day ( today, 2 February), the National Rural Network (NRN) has launched a poetry competition for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years of age. Young people are invited to write an acrostic poem (that is a poem in which certain letters of each line spells out a word- in this case the word “WETLANDS”). Entries should focus on the theme of wetlands, peatlands, biodiversity, nature and habitats.
The competition is open to the following 3 age categories: 4-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-12 years. The winner in each age category will receive a €50 One4All gift voucher. The closing date for entries is Friday, 27 February.
The competition template and full instructions are available here.
Seamus Boland with the National Rural Network said, “Wetlands must be recognised for the benefit they provide to the environment, people, and biodiversity. They provide public goods and services through natural water filtrations, carbon storage, biodiverse habitats and amenity opportunities.”