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Prize draw for 5-17 year olds: Show us what nature in Sussex means to you!


Share a photo, drawing or poem you’ve made for the chance to win a £25 gift card.

Local Nature Recovery Strategies for Sussex have been seeking the views of local people through surveys, events and workshops. But other routes are needed to engage the the important future custodians of our landscapes - our children and young people!

A creative challenge

Rather than tell us their views on nature in Sussex, we invite 5-17 year olds to show us what nature means to them by taking a photo, drawing a picture or writing a poem in response to one of four statements.


Individuals can submit up to 5 photos, drawings or poems. They will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of ten £25 Post Office One4all Gift Cards (accepted in over 170 brands in-store and online). Please note, only one prize per household. Terms and conditions apply.

How to enter:


Review the four statements below and have a think about which statement or statements you might like to illustrate with a photo, drawing or poem.


Statement 1: Animal homes in nature.

Statement 2: My favourite place to go to be in nature in Sussex.

Statement 3: My favourite species (animal, plant, bird etc) that I see in Sussex.

Statement 4: People and nature together (can be good or bad).

Create your masterpiece - then upload (or ask a parent/guardian to do so) a digital version of it to this page using the form below. As we can only accept digital copies, if you’ve drawn a picture on a piece of paper, please take a photo of your drawing, and upload that. If you’ve written a poem, please type it, or copy and paste it into the relevant text box. Each drawing, poem or photo needs a seperate form, so if want to submit 5 masterpieces, that means 5 forms. 

Photos, poems and drawings will be added to our gallery, below on this page. Winners of the ten vouchers will be drawn at random after the 30th September 2024. Good luck!


Please note:

The form below asks for a postal address and an email address. This is so we can notify potential winners and send out vouchers, and will not be used for any other reason. Only the first name of the young photographer, artist or poet, their age, and their town or city will be shown, along with their masterpiece.

If you have any questions about this competition, please email us at: team@wayforwardbrighton.com






Arthur, 12 Burgess Hill.

"Deer's home in Oldland Windmill, Hassocks"


Arthur, 12 Burgess Hill

"A curious friend"



Matilda, 8, Mid Sussex: 

"I love cheeky squirrels!" 



Submit your entry




Arthur - 12 - Mid Sussex
Isla - 5 - Lewes
Jack - 14 - Uckfield