Friday 30th November 2012
The bug poetry competition is part of the celebrations marking Buglife’s tenth year as the only conservation charity in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates.
Dale Harrison, Buglife Communications Manager said ‘We hope that Buglife’s bug poetry competition gets people who are not usually interested involved and connected with the sheer beauty, diversity and importance of bugs”.
|Buglife bug poetry and beetle drive event, B.U.G.S exhibit, ZSL London © Dave Clarke/ZSL|
Contestants are being asked to write a poem of no more than 400 words that refers to bugs. The poem could be about a bug encounter, a favourite bug or the diversity and importance of bugs. Poems will be judged on which are the most original, interesting and entertaining.
The judging panel includes, published poet Carlos Reyes-Manzo and a representative from Buglife. Prizes will be awarded to category and regional winners at a London night of poetry in 2013.
Beetle drive world record attempt
Over 70 people attended the event at the B.U.G.S exhibit at ZSL London Zoo yesterday evening. The event started with a world record attempt for the most people playing a beetle drive, followed by the bug poetry competition launch.
|Getting ready to play the beetle drive game © Dave Clarke, ZSL ||Playing the beetle drive game © Dave Clarke, ZSL|
Dave Clarke, Head of Invertebrates at ZSL London Zoo, said: “ZSL London Zoo was thrilled to welcome Buglife to celebrate their ten year anniversary with a record attempt at our famous B.U.G.S exhibit. The activities and research we do at the Zoological Society of London and the work Buglife do means hopefully we can raise awareness of the big role these little creatures have to play in the world.”
To take part in the Buglife bug poetry competiton and read the terms and conditions click on the link.