World Curlew Day art & POETRY competition!

20We're looking for artists and poets of all ages to take part in our 2021 competition

Poems - which can be in any style, should be no more than 14 lines long, and touch on the importance of saving the breeding curlew.

Artwork - in any medium (for example, sculpture, painting, drawing) should simply show what the artist sees in the curlew.


1) Poem, aged U16

2) Poem, aged 16+16a15a

3) Artwork, U16

4) Artwork,16+


Final submission date is the 10th of April. All submissions should be sent to

PRIZES: Our 3 favourite poems from each category will be read out by a celebrity and shared on our website and social media. Our 3 favourite pieces of art from each category will be also shared with our followers and if the artist chooses, it can be put for sale on our website shop (with some profit donated to Curlew Action).

18aThe top three from each category will have a choice of either a Curlew Action t-shirt (coming soon!) or a signed copy of Mary Colwell's book, Curlew Moon!


If anyone would like some curlew outlines for small children to colour in please email Ellen! These won't be included in the competition but if parents give permission we would LOVE to share these on our social media!23a

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