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LET THE QUEST BEGIN!

This summer holiday, go wild with The Week Junior Science+Nature's annual Scavenger Hunt. Yes, it’s time toLogo
get outside, free your explorer spirit and discover nature’s treasures! 

Your challenge is to track down five items from the list below. We’ve kept the categories as wide as possible, and what you pick is totally up to you. You don’t need to collect the items or take them home – just take a camera with you to record your finds and send your best photo to us, for a chance to win an awesome Canon PowerShot Zoom camera – the perfect piece of kit for any explorer.

SCAVENGER’S LIST 

  • Wild placesWildchild
  • Animals in action
  • Nature and people
  • Signs of summer
  • Natural treasures 

Camera Prize

How to enter

To enter, email your best scavenger hunt photo to competitions@science-nature.co.uk by 23.59 on 31 August 2021. Tell us what your object is, where you found it and why you chose it – and remember to put SCAVENGER HUNT as the subject line.*

The prizes
The first prize is the pocket-sized Canon PowerShot Zoom camera. We also have a brilliant book bundle, which includes Wild Child written by Dara McAnulty and illustrated by Barry Falls, which will be awarded to the overall winner and the runners up in each category.

What will the judges be looking for?

We will be looking for the most eye-catching, colourful and creative pictures. Take time to look at the world around you with fresh eyes, using unusual angles or viewpoints. Wow us with what you’ve found. 

The winner will be announced in The Week Junior Science+Nature issue 40. If you are one of the competition winners, we will only use the details you provide to contract you and arrange delivery of your prize. Further details about how we manage the data you provide can be found at www.dennis.co.uk/privacy-policy.

 

Top tips for being a wildlife photographer 

Professional photographer Iain Green – who helps young people take great photos at wildlifewonder.co.uk – shares his amazing tips and tricks for taking wildlife pictures. 

  • Head to parks, churchyards, ponds, canals and nature reserves – they all offer great opportunities for wildlife photography. Go to wildlifetrusts.org/visit for ideas on some beautiful places to visit.
  • Search for bold colours, striking patterns and interesting textures and shapes. 
  • Try getting down low, or taking a picture from different angles.
  • Including the background as well as your main focus will help tell a story in your photos.  
  • Keep your camera steady with thumbs below and fingers on top to avoid shaky pictures. 
  • Watch the light! Be careful when taking pictures against a bright background because your object may come out too dark.
  • Start snapping! Get out and start practising with your camera. The more you practise the better you’ll be.

 

 

 

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Credit: Rex Shutterstock

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Safe scavenging

  • Make sure that an adult knows where you are at all times.
  • Take care not to disturb the animals and plants you discover.
  • Take photos, but nothing else, and don’t leave any rubbish.
  • Remember to wash your hands when you get home.

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The winner will be announced in The Week Junior Science+Nature issue 40. If you are one of the competition winners, we will only use the details you provide to contract you and arrange delivery of your prize. Further details about how we manage the data you provide can be found at www.dennis.co.uk/privacy-policy.

Illustrations: Barry Falls

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