Become a young travel writer and win a pair of Merrells!
Issued: July 23 2012
Britain's diverse natural beauty has inspired many adventurers - from TV's Ben Fogle to Pembrokeshire's kite-surfing champion Kirsty Jones. Now budding travel writers are being encouraged to share their stories and compete for a chance to win fantastic outdoor footwear, ensuring they're well-equipped for their next adventure.
The 15 members of the UK's National Parks family and brand partner Merrell, the outdoor gear specialist, are teaming up to launch the My National Park Adventure writing competition for young people. Would-be travel bloggers are being urged to write a piece of 300-500 words about their National Park adventures this summer.
Remember that adventure is what you make it!
In the hands of a good storyteller, canoeing in the Broads in search of otters can be just as thrilling as reaching the peak of a Cairngorms mountain! Rockpooling on a beach in Exmoor may possess all the drama of the Brecon Beacons Olympic Challenge. We want to see young people making the most of their National Parks - so check out the range of National Park events on our website and tell us about your adventures! www.nationalparks.gov.uk/nationalparksweek
The competition is being run in conjunction with National Parks Week, a celebration of Britain's breathing spaces, taking place from July 30 to August 5, 2012.
Aspiring litterateurs (that's a posh word for writer - we had to look it up) can enter the competition via the UK National Parks website (entrants will need the permission of a parent or legal guardian to enter):
There are two categories for entries: authors aged 11 years and under, and authors aged 12-16 years (inclusive). One winner winner will be chosen from each category. He or she will walk away with brand new top-quality footwear provided by Merrell, so get writing!
Notes to editors:
Stories must be submitted by midday on Friday September 7, 2012 and must take place in one of the 15 members of the UK National Park family:
- There are 15 Members of the National Park Family - 14 National Parks; Brecon Beacons, Cairngorms, Dartmoor, Exmoor, The Lake District, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, The New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, The Peak District, Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia, South Downs and The Yorkshire Dales; and the Broads which has equivalent status to a National Park.
For more information, please contact:
External Relations Manager
Tel: 01392 861931