The Week Junior Science+Nature is challenging readers to get outside and discover nature’s treasures with the launch of its summer scavenger hunt.
Children must track down and photograph one item from each of five categories: Wild places, Animals in action, Nature and people, Signs of summer, and Natural treasures.
Publisher Dennis said the subjects were deliberately broad to allow children to join in wherever they live in the UK and to encourage them to let their imaginations run wild.
A Canon PowerShot Zoom camera is up for grabs for the competition's winner, who, along with the runners up in each category, will take home a book bundle that includes Wild Child, written by Dara McAnulty and illustrated by Barry Falls.
The competition is run in partnership with The Wildlife Trusts and Macmillan Children’s Books. Naturalist and writer Dara McAnulty, actor Cel Spellman, and vet and author Jess French will be helping the Science+Nature team judge the best photo.
Dan Green, Editor of Science+Nature, said: “This is a scavenger hunt with a twist – a photography competition with a giant helping of adventure. It’s all about getting to know your local area, discovering nature and creating your own memories.
"We want children to look at the world around them with fresh eyes, using unusual angles or viewpoints when taking their photos. Our readers rose to this challenge last year, and we can’t wait to be wowed with the pictures they send to us this year.”
Entries for the competition close on 31 August 2021 and the winner will be announced in The Week Junior Science+Nature issue 40 on 17 September.