Beaver Trust's inaugural International Poetry Competition on the theme of “Nature and the Ecological Emergency” is about exploring new ways to think about nature and our connection with it, whether through the engaging, humble beaver, the wide range of emotions brought about by the ecological emergency, our recovery and resilience building, or any other aspect of nature and ecology.
1st prize – £150 and publication in Resurgence magazine
2nd prize – £50
3rd prize – £25
A further prize will be awarded for the best poem with a theme of beavers at its core – £100 – plus a plasticine beaver made by renowned model-maker Jim Parkyn, of Aardman and Shaun the Sheep fame.
Beaver Trust is working in association with Resurgence magazine, who will print the winning entry and feature the other prize winning poems online.
All winners will also be offered the opportunity to visit the inspirational Cornwall Beaver Project (as featured on the BBC’s Spring and Winter Watches) for a guided beaver walk. There is no time restriction to this prize, it can be taken when convenient. Please note: this prize does not include the cost of travel or accommodation.