Our Story in Nature winners

Nature is incredible but it needs our help. That’s why The Tree Council and The Week Junior Science+Nature joined forces for our exciting Story in Nature competition. We were blown away to receive so many incredible, creative entries from children and young people across the country and our four judges faced an incredibly tough challenge choosing our winners!

We’re delighted to be able to share with you our shortlisted entries, including our winners and specially commended writers. Download our ebook to read them all now – we hope you enjoy reading these brilliant pieces of writing as much as we have and that they inspire you to get outdoors and #PlantForOurFuture.

Our winners

Under 11s: ‘Murmuration’ by Ella, aged 8

11 to 15: ‘Some trees stand’ by Finn, aged 12


Our specially commended writers

Under 11s: ‘I am tree’ by Tallulah, aged 10, and ‘Just a tree’ by Henry, aged 10

11 to 15: ‘Nature’s day’ by Zoe, aged 14, and ‘Four seasons’ by Luna, aged 12

Our judges

Our fantastic judges loved reading all of your incredible entries! Our judges were Sara Lom, CEO of The Tree Council, Dan Green, Editor of The Week Junior Science+Nature, and acclaimed children’s authors Ben Hoare and Jasbinder Bilan.

“It was so difficult to choose as they were all wonderful. I loved the strong, powerful images and the ambition of the words being used, as well as the positive messages of hope the children shared in their writing.”
Jasbinder Bilan
“With their imagery, these young writers have managed to say new things, creating beautiful descriptions as well as classic nature writing and you can’t ask for more. They have got a moment in nature onto the page.”
Ben Hoare

Competition details 

  • The competition was open to all children in the UK aged between 8 and 15.  
  • There are two age categories: under 11 and 11-15 years old. One winner was chosen from each category, with two specially commended writers from each category.
  • The two winners will each receive a year’s free subscription to The Week Junior Science+Nature magazine and a £50 book voucher from The Tree Council!
  • The specially commended writers will each receive a £25 book voucher from The Tree Council.

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Looking for more ways to help our trees?

The Tree Council works together with schools, teachers and young people across the country for the love of trees to create a greener, healthier future for all of us. From our Orchards for Schools programme to our Force for Nature campaign, our Young Ambassadors to our Young Tree Champions, there are lots of ways to get involved and make a difference.

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