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Wild Days Poetry Competition – Terms and Conditions

  1. This competition is open to all UK residents aged between 4 and 16 years old in the UK.
  2. The competition will open from 9.00am on Monday 27 April 2020.
  3. The closing date for receipt of entries is midnight on Sunday 17 May 2020. Entries received after this date will not be eligible.
  4. There will be four categories: Age group 4-7; Age group 8-11; Age group 12-16; and Best school.
  5. Entrants should enter into the age category they fall into at point of entry, not at close of competition on Sunday 17 May 2020, or at the point of judging.
  6. All entries must be original and the entrants' own work. Earthwatch reserves the right to verify this information.
  7. Entrants can enter online by submitting the standard application form available at
  8. Entrants under 16 years old at time of entry must get permission from a parent or legal guardian to enter the competition. Earthwatch reserves the right to verify this information.
  9. Teachers must obtain the permission of a parent or legal guardian prior to entering pupils’ work into the Best school category. Earthwatch reserves the right to verify this information.
  10. Entry to this competition is not open to children of employees or contractors of Earthwatch or any person directly or indirectly involved in the organisation or running of the competition, or their direct family members. This does not prohibit children from entering via their schools.
  11. Winners will be notified via the Parent/Guardian/Teacher contact details submitted.
  12. A panel of judges, including Wild Days Ambassadors, will select the Wild Days Poetry Competition entries thought to be the most original, creative, and demonstrating evidence of inspiration drawn from Wild Days and nature.
  13. There is no cash alternative and the prizes must be taken as offered. Earthwatch reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of an equivalent value should the prizes become unavailable for any reason. If any winner is not able (for whatever reason) to accept their prize, Earthwatch reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant.
  14. Copyright in all entries becomes the property of Earthwatch and the charity reserves the right to reproduce the entries (including with or without attribution) for whatever reason and in any medium at its discretion.
  15. On entering into the competition, you agree to be involved in media activity regarding the competition. Earthwatch will contact you in advance to seek your permission if any media interviews are requested.
  16. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost, delayed, damaged, or mislaid, however this may have occurred.
  17. Entries will not be returned. Entries may be requested to be photographed and these photos will become the property of Earthwatch.
  18. The judges' decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to this decision.
  19. Any contact regarding the competition should be via the email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  20. Earthwatch Institute (Europe) is a registered data controller. To find out how we use your data and how long we keep it for please see our full privacy policy at


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