Are you at the cutting hedge of creativity? London Square is sponsoring Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Cutting Hedge Creativity competition to find the best entries from anyone age 12 and upwards, to highlight the importance of hedgerows and the wildlife corridors they create in our towns, villages and countryside.
The competition is aiming to highlight the life, the history and the work behind the creation of these remarkable eco-systems. Entries can be fiction or factual writing, videos, photography, art and social media stories. The first category focuses on hedgerow histories focusing on how hedgelaying has been part of our landscape for centuries, the skilled hedgelayers who create them and the living history they represent. Life in the hedge is the second category, looking at the range of creatures to be found in hedgerows from hedgehogs, to dormice to blackbirds singing from the branches. The vital role hedgerows play in fighting pollution and the ecological crisis facing our planet is the third category.
London Square is providing the overall cash prize for the age 18 and over tier of entry. The winner will have their entry published in Surrey Nature and win free membership for a year to the Surrey Wildlife Trust.
The Trust is doing invaluable work in Surrey. We currently have three developments in the county, at Tadworth Gardens between Epsom and Reigate, which is surrounded by beautiful countryside, at Walton-on-Thames, which is close to ancient woodlands and open spaces, and at Staines-upon-Thames, with historic areas such as Runnymede Meadows and Windsor Great Park nearby. Now, more than ever, the countryside and open spaces mean so much to everyone who lives close to them or visits them. We look forward to working with Surrey Wildlife Trust and seeing some amazing entries to the competition.
There are more details on how to enter here: Surrey Wildlife Trust website
Surrey Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK. With the invaluable support of volunteers and members, they manage over 6,500ha of land for wildlife and people in Surrey. They also work with other organisations and landowners to protect and connect wildlife sites across the county and inspire local communities and young people to care for wildlife where they live.