The Echo Award is a new fun and accessible challenge for members of Wildlife Watch groups in Scotland.

The group that wins the Echo Award will receive our cuddly custom-made Echo (of Wildlife Watch magazine fame!) toy to take out on their adventures for a year. It will then be returned and passed on to the next winning group.

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Your 2020 Echo Challenge

Write a poem that expresses your concerns about climate change 

Climate Change is one of the main threats to Scottish wildlife. In recent years young people have made their voices heard, and brought the topic to the forefront for both the public and politicians. This year, Glasgow will hold COP26. Ahead of this, we would love to hear from the young members of our Wildlife Watch groups.


Poems can be of any length, and written by hand or typed. One poem per child and there is no limit on how many children can enter from each group. The winning group will be the group to which the winning selection of poems belongs.


How to enter 

The deadline for entries is 31 August 2020. We would like a poem from each child in your group who would like to enter. This poem can be on paper of any size or colour, and can be handwritten or typed. For GDPR and safeguarding reasons, please do not include children’s names or ages on the poems.

Please post entries to the following address. Alternatively, you can scan or take photos of your poems and email them to

Catherine Leatherland, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Harbourside House, 110 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6NF.


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