Inspired by this year’s YMB Summit? Why not take part in our writing challenge to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes!
This year’s writing challenge is inspired by the “MBA Easter Field Class poems“. All you need to do is create short poem and submit either the illustrated written piece as a PDF OR share a link to a video or audio file of you reciting or performing your piece.
Our favourite entries will receive some exciting prize bundles and will be considered for publication in The Marine Biologist magazine published on our website and other media.
Entries will be judged by a team of experts led by author and broadcaster, Dr Helen Scales.
Check out last year’s winning essay entries published in the Guardian online here
About the Easter Field Class Poems.
In the early to mid 1900s, marine science students would come from far and wide to attend the Marine Biological Association’s Easter Field Class in Plymouth (UK). The class was always scheduled to coincide with the lowest tides of the year and courses would have a strong intertidal taxonomy focus. The class leaders encouraged creative writing -including songs and poetry – and illustration. Almost always incorporating humour as a way to learn complex facts about the marine animals studied during the course. These are currently archived in the National Marine Biological Library.
We would like you to help us continue this wonderful tradition by producing your own pieces of creative writing inspired by these poems, but based on an ocean predator of your choice!
Take a look at some of the pieces of work below for inspiration!